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2023 Apprenticeship Awards

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

Childcare

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Eira Vickers

Clwb Gofal, Betws yn Rhos About Eira Vickers
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Apprentice of the year - Childcare

Eira Vickers

Clwb Gofal, Betws yn Rhos

Eira is described by her employer, Clwb Gofal, asa valued asset” to the after school club which she runs. She is also a teaching assistant in Ysgol Betws yn Rhos which provides consistent care for the children.

She took advantage of being on furlough during the pandemic to complete all of her assignments on time to achieve her Apprenticeship in Playwork (Level 3)

“Eira is a fantastic club leader who shows such dedication and care towards the children. She’s always eager to develop her skills and it’s been such a delight seeing her progress over the past few years,” said her employer Rowena Pegg “Nothing is too much trouble for her.”

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Malgorzata Bienko

School Lane Preschool About Malgorzata Bienko
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Apprentice of the year - Childcare

Malgorzata Bienko

School Lane Preschool

Malgorzata is a very conscientious worker, she works hard in her workplace and aims to do her best at all times. Gosia is originally from Poland and whilst working in the Preschool she was able to work with polish children and help to settle them into the setting. Whilst starting on the qualification, Malgorzata had to meet with the assessor on a weekly basis as visits had to be face to face as Malgorzata has a hearing impairment and doing online sessions proved to be difficult so we adapted our methods. Malgorzata never missed an appointment, she worked very hard at all times, always completed the work set and used her newly gained knowledge to help improve her practice in the Pre school at all times. Gosia planned some lovely activities for the children and puts so much effort into everything that she does.

Sandie Cox has praised Malgorzata, a mother of three, for her hard work to achieve the Foundation Apprenticeship, overcoming language and hearing barriers in the process.

“She has really put her heart and soul into it,” she said. “She attends all workplace courses and is now vital to the setting as she is a qualified member of the team.

Malgorzata has brought her culture to the setting too, celebrating different Polish traditions which has helped us to celebrate diversity with the children.”

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