When the children went to school it was time to do something with my life says Fudia

Fudia Backert is a mum-of-three who made her dream career a reality with an apprenticeship, and now she’s sharing her story.

“Prior to becoming an apprentice I was a stay at home mum. It was when the children went to school that I thought it was time to do something with my life.

I decided to approach my local nursery, MerryKidz Childcare, to see if they had any job opportunities, and they did! They took me on and it wasn’t long after that my manager asked me to do my level 3 childcare qualification with Realise.

As an Early Years Practitioner Apprentice at MerryKidz Childcare, I help improve children’s development in every area of their lives, which includes cognitive, language, better school readiness. I also allow parents to have time to rest, go to work or study, whilst being safe in the knowledge that their little ones are being safely looked after.

I love absolutely everything about my job – especially watching the children grow to their full potential. When I am having a deep conversation with the children, they never fail to make me laugh!

The training I received from Realise has helped me to develop my skills to become good at my job and keep track of the children’s development.

I particularly enjoyed first aid training and speech and language training as they allowed me to identify delayed speech in children, as well as how to respond correctly to an accident or emergency.

I’d advise anyone thinking of completing an apprenticeship to go for it and don’t give up, no matter how challenging, because if you really want something, you can make it happen.

As mother of three young children completing an apprenticeship at the same time, it has been a challenging experience but it was so worth it!”

If Fudia’s story has inspired you to consider an apprenticeship in childcare, head over to the childcare section of our website where you can find out about our range of apprenticeships and express your interest.

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