“I really enjoyed my placement. Staff members were very supportive and I get along with them really well. I arranged and carried out a range of activities and the children really enjoyed them. Working with this age range helped me decide on my future career.”

What Anita’s placement employer said:

“Anita settled well into Bambinos and did brilliantly! Anita picked up the routine and children’s routine within just two weeks. Anita communicated appropriately and is amazing at engaging children into activities. Anita is just like another member of staff!”

“Anita is also friendly, hardworking, reliable and trustworthy. Anita plans activities, asks for jobs and was always interacting with the children and staff. She brought in activities from home with resources and is the best student we have ever had at Bambinos on placement. We would love to offer Anita a position when she has finished studying at Blackburn College.”

What Anita’s tutors said:

“Anita has developed so much in her skills since starting at Blackburn College. Her confidence has grown tremendously and she works very hard to achieve the highest grades possible. Anita has also enjoyed the extra activities provided by the Ccollege such as Paediatric First Aid and Forest School.

“Anita has discussed with her placement how she has engaged with Forest School and has been approached by the setting’s manager who is interested in providing this type of learning for both of her nursery settings and would like Anita to have an input with the setting up of this service.”

“I really enjoyed my placement. Staff members were very supportive and I get along with them really well"