CACHE qualification boosts a young learner’s confidence

Prior to starting my CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education I was a non-attender in college, and moved about a fair amount from country to country. This caused me to become very withdrawn from any interactions that required me to open up about my circumstances. As a result, I found it very difficult to build close friendships with others. 

However, I have always enjoyed working with children and being able to help others learn new things, so when I found out that a college nearby provided the opportunity for me to do exactly that, I knew that I couldn’t pass up the chance, so enrolled on the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) at Bodmin College.

My favourite aspect of the qualification has definitely been working first hand with the children and finding out all of their unique quirks and personalities, as well being able to observe the huge role education plays in their development and how they form bonds with others.

Working toward the qualification has really strengthened my self-belief, and once I developed the confidence to put myself out there and take on the challenges presented to me, the quality of my written work and my performance on placement really improved.

I’ve had a fantastic experience at Bodmin College. My tutor knows everyone individually and how we all work, and has offered the best emotional support I could possibly receive over the last 2 years. Although it has been a rough time for me personally, my tutor made sure that I never lost sight of who I am and what my capabilities are. I can’t thank the college, and my tutor in particular, enough for the effort put into ensuring everyone on the course is able to achieve their dreams.

The CACHE qualification has reaffirmed my self-belief, not only in my ability to achieve success, but in my aspiration to work in childcare. I now feel confident about taking on new challenges in my future.

My CACHE qualification provided me with a perfect gateway into the childcare sector, and I’m excited about the wide range of career options that are now open to me. I believe that it takes a very special kind of person to take on the role of supporting children through their early year’s education and care, so it has to be something you really care about.

If like me, nothing gives you as much joy as working with children, then you should always pursue it!

When I think about my future, up until now I was only considering primary school teaching, however upon attending a recent trip to a Steiner School I have come to realise that I would love to teach and work in this kind of setting.