Millie Rolfe studies Level 3 childcare and currently has a placement at NicBec Day Nursery, working towards her ambition of one day managing her own nursery.
Working as a baby room leader, Millie enjoys taking the children on trips to the seaside or the zoo.
She said: “I have always liked to play with my younger siblings and get a bit messy, so playing with the children at the Nursery and getting messy with paints is a dream job for me.
“Working with children is so energetic and I have found that this style of learning suits me much more than classroom work. I have also found that it has helped me to build more independence as you are earning money, getting hands on experience and a qualification all in one.
“Studying the Childcare course at Northampton College has given me greater understanding of child development and how to get the best from each individual child. I now know how to recognise the different milestones in a child’s progression and how to encourage them to progress even further.
“I have received a brilliant service from Northampton College and I plan to go on to university to complete a course in early childcare studies. This Apprenticeship has helped me to clarify that pursuing a career in the child care profession is 100 per cent what I want to do.”