Working with children academy

Changing the industry, raising standards and improving outcomes for children

Our Academy Programme

If you’re looking to enter the childcare or education sector after leaving school, returning to work or changing careers, the Orange Moon Training Academy can equip you with the skills you need to make a start.

It’s designed to introduce you to the world of working with children in childcare and education support settings.

And if you’re an employer looking to fill your vacancies, we can create an academy so you can ‘grow your own’ employees and equip candidates with the basic training they need to start their career with your organisation.

For childcare practitioners

We’ve developed our academy programme to introduce the next generation of childcare and education support professionals to the world of working with children.

Our training is designed to equip practitioners with the skills, knowledge and expertise to embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career in childcare and help them improve the outcomes of the children they work with.

We’re dedicated to raising standards and professionalism across the industry to ensure that children from all backgrounds get the best possible start to life.

Our Early Years Academy is for individuals looking for a career working with early years children in nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and other specialist early years professions.

Our Teaching Assistant Academy is for individuals looking for a career as a teaching assistant or other teaching staff support roles in a school.

And our Home Early Educator (Childminder) Academy is for individuals looking to set up an early educator business from their own home. It provides all the pre-registration qualifications required to enable an individual to become a registered childminder.

If you’re looking for your first job, a career change or a parent wanting to return to work, the Orange Moon Training Academy is your best first step.

We also offer short ‘taster’ courses to enable you to decide whether this is the right career path for you.

To find out more and take your first exciting steps towards a career in childcare, get in touch today.

For employers

Our Training Academy Programme is designed to equip childcare practitioners with the most up-to-date skills, knowledge, qualifications and best practice to help meet the needs of childcare and education employers.

If you’re a childcare employer or a school, the academy allows you to ‘Grow Your Own’ recruits by offering academy students volunteer placements within your setting to see how they perform in your workplace.

You can define your own selection criteria and help shape the programme to meet your specific recruitment needs. There is no obligation to employ a candidate once they have completed their course.

Graduates from our short Level 1 courses often progress onto our Level 2 programme as volunteers, giving you a longer timeframe to evaluate a candidate offering them a permanent role.

And if you have specific vacancies to fill, we can also run a fully funded academy tailored to your needs to equip candidates with all the skills and knowledge they need to fill a role within your organisation.

To find out more about how we can help raise the standards of your childcare and education support staff, give us a call today.

Why Orange Moon Training?

Whatever your chosen career path, Orange Moon Training can help.

We offer bespoke training and internationally recognised qualifications at all levels to give you the skills you need to achieve your childcare and education support career ambitions, whatever they may be.

It is our firm belief that by raising the standards of practitioners in the industry, more children will reach their full potential and achieve better outcomes.