Since 2008, Eden has been providing exceptional apprenticeships and vocational courses throughout the UK. We’ve been recognized as one of The Sunday Times’ Top 100 Best Small Companies in 2018, ranking in the Top 5 in Yorkshire, and classified as an ‘extraordinary company to work for’. As an Ofsted training provider rated as Grade 2 (Good), Eden is committed to expanding into new markets and creating innovative training solutions for businesses and individuals. As a business, we are focused on delivering our core values; Integrity, Excellence, Accountability and Teamwork.
Simplifying Decision-Making for Clients' Training Needs
We understand that selecting the appropriate training program and institution can be overwhelming and intricate. That’s why at Eden, we aim to ensure that our clients are well-informed and equipped with the necessary information to make informed decisions regarding the products and services they are interested in. We want our customers to feel confident that they will receive actual value for their investment.
The Challenges of Nursery Managers
As a business specialising in the Early Years sector, we recognise the difficulties faced by Nursery Managers. Staffing, funding, regulations and standards, and the after-effects of the pandemic are all significant challenges that can be time-consuming, expensive, and result in serious consequences if not met.
- Staffing: Issues due to difficulty in recruiting and retaining skilled and dedicated staff.
- Funding: In addition, managing funding can be challenging as nurseries try to balance the costs of running their establishment with fees charged to parents and struggle to secure funding.
- Regulations and Standards: Meeting regulations and standards can also be a significant challenge, which can be time-consuming, expensive, and result in serious consequences if not met.
- The after-effects of the Pandemic: The pandemic has had a significant impact on the childcare sector, with nurseries having to adjust to new guidelines, restrictions, and safety measures. Nursery Managers have had to navigate these changes while ensuring the safety and well-being of staff, children, and families, which has resulted in financial challenges for nurseries due to reduced occupancy and increased costs for cleaning and PPE.
One of the main challenges is providing high-quality early years education with limited funding and resources. This creates a strain on nurseries and can impact the quality of care for children.
Another struggle is staffing, as attracting and retaining qualified and experienced staff can be difficult, especially with low salaries. Nursery owners and managers also face regulatory and administrative challenges, with numerous guidelines to follow, paperwork to complete, and communication with parents to manage.
Balancing the demands of running a business and providing high-quality early years education is also a challenge for nursery owners and managers. Smaller nurseries are especially affected, as the workload falls on a small team. Your early-year training company can provide valuable support to help overcome these challenges by offering high-quality training and support to nursery staff, improving the quality of care for children and supporting the overall success of nurseries in the UK.
How to upskill your team
We offer early years only specific courses as a business, unlike other training providers who offer a large variety of courses and don’t specialise in any one course. Additionally, we provide free training courses as part of our apprenticeship model. These include Paediatric First Aid, NoodleNow!, Functional Skills, SENCO, and Child Developing Mind for all apprenticeships level 2 to level 5.
Investing in the development of your staff can have several benefits for your early year’s education and care business. By upskilling your staff, you can improve the quality of care and increase staff retention, leading to increased job satisfaction and a positive and supportive work environment, saving you time and money in recruiting and training new staff. Upskilling your staff can also help to boost productivity, meet regulatory requirements, and create a competitive advantage for your nursery.
By providing your staff with the latest techniques and practices, you can ensure that you are meeting the minimum standards set out by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, and attract and retain families who are looking for high-quality early years education and care in the UK.
In conclusion, at Eden, we are committed to providing exceptional training solutions for Apprentices in the UK. We understand the challenges you face, and we want to help you overcome them by providing industry-specific training that will improve the quality of care, increase staff retention, and create a competitive advantage for your nursery. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you upskill your team and take your nursery to the next level!