A young apprentice in an Early Years school has received wonderful feedback from her employer for working hard at her apprenticeship, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even with school closures, the apprentices within School Workforce Development are working to make sure that children across the region are accessing their education. They do this while also making sure they complete their own apprenticeship course units online.

Abbie Smith started the Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship in November 2019. She is working hard during the lockdown that is affecting her school. She has worked with the team at Southwick Primary School to support checking in with the children and has recorded videos of herself telling stories.

As Abbie is a dance teacher in her spare time, she has created a dance challenge and a short video for nursery and reception children.

Abbie’s employer, Angela Wake, commented ‘We are extremely lucky to have such a motivated, dedicated and inspirational young lady as part of our team and I know in the future, she is going to make a fantastic practitioner’.

‘She puts 100% effort into everything that she does and she is always proactive.

Abbie’s tutor, Kay Wood, also commented that ‘Abbie is an excellent participant in class. She is knowledgable and always has a point of view which she is happy to share. I can rely on her during any session.

Well done Abbie!