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A Lichfield nursery business has been named as one of the top 100 providers of apprenticeships in the country.
The Employer National Apprenticeship Awards
Busy Bees Childcare – which was founded in the city and has gone on to become the UK’s largest childcare provider, received the news at the Employer National Apprenticeship Awards in London. The company currently has more than 1,500 apprentices overseen by its training academy in areas such as childcare, catering and management. Training manager Fay Gibbin said: “We are proud to be named as one of the top employers of apprentices in the UK, which recognises our dedication to growing talent and developing passionate and accomplished early years practitioners in our nurseries and preschools. “Our training officers have been central to the success of our apprentices and work with our learners every day, to ensure that they receive the right training and support, to succeed in their role as practitioners in their nursery by provide outstanding care to children. “We will continue to offer exemplary training opportunities to our apprentices across the country ensuring that each and every one of our learners has the right skills to achieve their career goals.”

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