It’s been a big week at Seaforth Childcare, with the launch of our new Traineeship Program with TAFE NSW.
The Member for Manly, James Griffin, visited Seaforth Childcare today (Monday 15 March) for the launch, as did Christine Soo, Head Teacher Childhood Education, St Leonards & Northern Beaches Campus TAFE NSW.
At Seaforth, we’re looking forward to the partnership with TAFE and delivering employment opportunities to local Northern Beaches students wanting to work in the growing Early Education and Care Sector. Under the program, the students will be provided with on-the-job training placements at our long-established Centre, through their course of study at TAFE NSW.
Two Year 11 students from Cromer High and NBSC Mackellar Girls Campus schools, Tahlia Bakker and Charley-Rose Erskine, along with Kaity Hayden were the first students to undertake the Seaforth Childcare indenture program, in collaboration with Australia’s largest VET provider TAFE NSW.
We were so thankful to our local MP James Griffin for his interest and support of this exciting new program – which is providing local students like Charley-Rose, Tahlia and Kaity with the practical skills and training they need as they embark on a career in early education and childcare.
And as a long-established, community-focused childcare provider, we’re delighted that our collaboration with TAFE NSW will ensure that young people in the area will now be job-ready and have realistic employment pathways available to them upon completing their course.
At this stage, an additional five local jobs will be created through the program, which is great news given the growing demand we’re experiencing for early childcare services on the Northern Beaches.
Seaforth Childcare has been in operation since 2005, significantly increasing capacity at the centre to over 300 children each week and employing 35 Early Childhood educators for the ongoing benefit of local families and the wider community.