Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning has enjoyed tea and cake with Lime Grove’s former and current nursery apprentices. He also presented them with a certificate and flowers in recognition of the valuable role they play in this Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery.
The event was held to mark National Apprentice Week which aims to bring together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships over the last decade and will seek to encourage even more people to choose apprenticeships.
Mike Penning said:
“It was great to meet the team from Lime Grove Day Nursery and to meet apprentices, past and present. Every time I visit I am very impressed with this nursery and I am delighted that they chose to invite me to help them celebrate Apprentice Week. An apprenticeship is a great way to start a career and a great alternative to higher education.”
Paisley Heaslip, one of two of Lime groves apprentices said:
“I really enjoy working at Lime Grove, everyone is friendly and supportive. Once I have finished my apprenticeship in May, I would like to stay at the nursery working as an practitioners looking at what my next options are for studying; either a Foundation Degree or early years Degree. I love working with the children even though it is a challenge it’s very rewarding, seeing the children grow and develop makes me happy”.
Nursery Manager Charlotte Lucas added:
“Apprentices are a valued asset at Lime Grove and we wanted to hold an event to celebrate the role that they play. It was an honour having Mike Penning MP come into nursery and congratulate the apprentices and meet our practitioners who help to make Lime Grove such a wonderful place to be.”