Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice, 36-year-old Joanna Childerley from Cambridgeshire, wins ‘Apprentice of the Year 2022’
Joanna has excelled in every aspect of the course during her apprenticeship, while also being a full-time mum. This award is given to recognise and celebrate her many inspirational achievements.
A New Start
After stepping back from a 12-year retail career to raise her two children, Jo was inspired to retrain in childcare, something she “had always had a passion for”. She had been out of education for a long time, and had been a stay-at-home mum for many years, so wanted something which would fit around her family life too. Jo was working at a pre-school as a general assistant before she decided to come to Central YMCA - first to do her Level 2 Childcare, before progressing straight on to her Level 3.