Careers / Training

The Old School House is also a Training Academy ie The Old School House Training Academy and is an accredited CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) Training Centre. CACHE is UK’s only specialist awarding organisation for the children, adult and health care sectors with a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. As a CACHE Accredited Training Centre we offer NVQ Diplomas in

Childcare and Education, Playworkers, Management Training, Paediatric 1st Aid, Safeguarding, Food Hygiene to our own employees and externally.

We are committed to the ongoing development of our staff to enable each and every one of them reach their career goals.

Through CACHE and other training bodies we offer a wide range of training and development opportunities and continually improve our service by offering constant support to our employees.

The careers and professional development of all our staff is important to us.

All staff undergo a thorough induction and further training. All our staff benefit from ‘An Open Door Policy’ to enable open communication, weekly staff meetings, room planning meetings and a bi-annual appraisal scheme.

Training opportunities provided by us help the Management and staff extend their current skills and learn new ones. This is achieved by:-

  • Internal Training
  • Professional updates and development
  • External Courses and Conferences
  • “On the job training”
  • Personal Development Plans
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Sharing of best practice.

CONTACT US if you are looking for a career with excellent opportunities, continuous training and development.


Current Vacancies 


Childcare Apprentice  – A great opportunity to earn while you learn, undertake a full time training apprenticeship with us. NVQ 2 and NVQ3 in Childcare offered.

Nursery Nurse/ Early Years Practioner  (Maternity Cover) - Full time post Initially to cover maternity leave but may lead to a permanent position.

Early Years Teacher -  Full time post, working with children due to start school in Sept 15, Applications welcome from NQT's as full mentoring can be given.


For more information about current vacancies please call our Manager of Operations, Stacey Darby on telephone number 0114 2666 930 or e-mail her at with your CV & covering letter.


If you are looking for an opportunity to experience working in a nursery environment or if you are a student currently working towards an NVQ, NNEB, CACHE award, BTEC Diploma, EYT or a BA in Early Childhood please contact our Manager of Operations, Stacey Darby on telephone number 0114 2666 930 or e-mail her at


If you would like to place students with us or you want more information on our apprenticeships or would like to find our more about us attending your childcare careers events please contact our Manager of Operations, Stacey Darby on telephone number 0114 2666 930 or e-mail her at


All successful candidates will be subject to 2 satisfactory references….


The Old School House Training Academy offers a CACHE Accredited Paediatric First Aid Course

  • A two day course with a 3 year certification in Paediatric First Aid covering all statutory aspects.
  • Includes additional refresher material specific to nursery staff
  • Next Course Friday……… and Monday………at The Old School House Nursery School, Benty Lane, Crosspool.
  • Courses may be scheduled to accommodate individual requirements and businesses’ operational needs including weekends.
  • Minimum 6 attendees, maximum 12.
  • Course Tutor David Webster is a Registered Primary Healthcare Professional.
  • Cost £65 per person

Contact David Webster on telephone number 07943 589293 for bookings and enquiries at The Old School House Training Academy.

David Webster BA (Hons)(Open)BSc (Hons) Ost