Carousel Training


Candidate Testimonials

“My journey with Carousel so far has been great. I receive good support from my Assessor whenever I need it. He helps me with any work that I’m struggling with which has been a great help. I also have easy access to VQ which supports my coursework.

The work can be challenging at times but at the end it’s worth it as what you are learning from reflective accounts, assignments and classes benefits you while you’re working with the children.

I work in Bright Starts Nursery, and although it has been challenging as it is my first job in Early Years, it has been an amazing experience so far. I get just as much support from everyone within my workplace as I do from Carousel.

Some of the things I love most about my job are making special bonds with the children, working with them every day I have built up a close relationship with them. I love when they come in in the morning and tell me what they were up to the day or night before. Watching them progress and making new friends within the workplace are all aspects I love about the job.  “

Vhairi Craig
Early Years Modern Apprentice Ambassador - 2021

“Since qualifying with Carousel, I am still working in the same nursery I completed my apprenticeship in.

My plan for the future is to hopefully work my way up to either a senior or maybe even a manager role one day. If my plan on becoming one of these doesn’t succeed, then I am happy to continue working as a nursery teacher as I love my job.

Also My experience with Carousel has been amazing, my assessor Emma was great and I am thankful for her getting me to achieve my goal.   Carousel was one of the best decisions I have ever made as I have gained a qualification that is wonderful, and can take me on to many things in the future.”

Rosemary Scott
Early Years Modern Apprentice Graduate - 2020

Since my qualification, I have moved to a bigger company as a fully qualified nursery practitioner, I am hopping to soon work towards an even higher level of childcare qualification, I have also used everything I was taught from Carousel Training to bring up my own bundle of joy who’s just shy of 6 months old. I’d like to thank you all so much for helping me achieve my goal and especially my tutor.

Laura Thomson
Early Years Modern Apprentice Graduate -2020

I achieved my qualification in January 2020 and I have been kept on as a practitioner in my current nursery , it has been a crazy journey and the best experience and I can not wait to further my education in childcare. Thank you for the opportunity!

Charlotte Wilson
Early Years Modern Apprentice Graduate - 2020

Employer Testimonials

Level of communication and support is outstanding.  All instructions and the process is extremely clear and staff are pleasant and exceptionally helpful.

Eilidh Scott, Manager
Oakwell Children's Nursery, Linlithgow - 2021

Carousel is a great training centre to work with, staff go over and above to meet the nursery and their candidate’s needs.  Communication with the nursery and the candidates is effective and clear.

Laura Taylor, Manager
Balmore Kindergarten, Glasgow - 2021

Everyone we have dealt with from Carousel have been more than helpful.  All staff are extremely approachable and easily contacted should we have any questions, concerns or queries.  All students are well informed about their training and this is displayed throughout their practice in our nursery.  Throughout the recent year, with Covid restrictions, Carousel staff have been very understanding and flexible regarding students study pattern and assessments within the nursery.  Practise has been adapted accordingly and still maintains the high-quality communication throughout.

Sinead Boles-Coyle, Manager
3 Bears Nursery, Cambuslang - 2021

The service provided is always of high quality from speaking to the staff in the office to dealing with assessors.  Everyone is very professional and knowledgeable.  Candidates are provided with the most up to date guidance and advice.  I would rate the overall performance of Carousel as excellent.

Lisa McNaught, Manager
Children's Hour Nursery, Clydebank - 2021