Celebrating Care Day

As an apprenticeship provider deeply committed to supporting the growth and development of individuals to reach their career goals, we are proud to join the celebration of Care Day celebrated on the third Friday of February, this year landing on the 16th of February 2024. This special day marks the world’s largest recognition of children and young people with care experience. 

A day of celebration and empowerment 

Care Day is a time to celebrate the resilience, strength, and achievements of children and young people who have experienced care. It’s an opportunity to recognise their unique journeys and to affirm their inherent value and potential. At Paragon Skills, we believe in empowering children and young people to reach their full potential, we are dedicated to providing them with the support and opportunities they need to thrive. 

Empowering through apprenticeships 

At Paragon Skills, we believe that apprenticeships are a very unique type of training. We view them as powerful tools with the potential to significantly enhance the UK job market and overall industrial profitability. Furthermore, apprenticeships play a vital role in addressing the skills gap that currently exists and in cultivating the leaders of tomorrow. 

Our primary objective is to offer a diverse range of childcare apprenticeships designed to enhance and upskill the workforce within the childcare sector. Investing in childcare apprenticeships is an investment in the childcare sector, your business, your employees, and the future of vulnerable children. It’s a chance to build a stronger team, deliver exceptional care, and contribute meaningfully to society. 

Introducing Elevate 

In today’s rapidly evolving educational landscape, Paragon Skills is leading the charge with its groundbreaking Elevate Curriculum. This innovative curriculum is reshaping traditional apprenticeship training methods for the modern era, offering a dynamic and engaging approach tailored to the unique needs of today’s apprentices and their employers. 

At the heart of the Elevate Curriculum lies the Flipped Learning Model, a transformative educational methodology that challenges conventional classroom norms. Unlike traditional learning approaches, flipped learning flips the script by prioritising online instruction outside the confines of the traditional classroom setting. Within Paragon Skills’ apprenticeship programme, this means a carefully curated blend of eLearning modules, interactive group workshops, and hands-on practical activities, all guided by our team of expert tutors. 

This approach allows apprentices to take charge of their learning journey, starting with absorbing foundational concepts at their own pace through online modules. Armed with this knowledge, they then engage in interactive workshops and real-world scenarios, where they can apply and consolidate their learning in a collaborative and supportive environment. By leveraging flipped learning, the Elevate Curriculum empowers apprentices to develop essential skills and knowledge while ensuring alignment with the dynamic demands of the childcare sector. 

Join us in celebration  

On Care Day, we invite you to join us in celebrating the resilience and achievements of children and young people with care experience. Whether you’re an apprentice, a caregiver, a supporter, or someone who believes in the power of education and opportunity, together we can make a difference. Let’s continue to empower children and young people to reach their full potential, receive the care they deserve and build a brighter future for all. 


As Care Day approaches, let us reaffirm our commitment to supporting and empowering children and young people with care experience. Through apprenticeships, education, and advocacy, we can create a world where every child and young person has the opportunity to thrive.  


Find out more and how to get involved: https://becomecharity.org.uk/become-the-movement/our-campaigns/care-day/

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