Jye is an inspiration in the early years sector
At UWS, we are so proud of our students and the impact that they have in their chosen fields. One such student is Jye Mee Chong who studies on our Graduate Apprenticeship in Early Learning and Childcare. We are so proud of Jye that we recently nominated her for Graduate Apprentice of the Year!
Jye currently works as a support assistant within an ELCC setting in Glasgow. She works alongside her team in providing support for all the children and families who use the setting.
Jye’s mentors consistently comment on her enthusiasm for early education and childcare. Her lecturers have observed her respectful interactions with children, families and colleagues, demonstrating Jye’s impact in contributing to making Scotland the best place for children to grow up.
She has been an inspiration to colleagues and fellow students in her ability to combine family commitments, work and further studies, whilst maintaining enthusiasm and passion in supporting the work of ELC in Scotland. Whilst balancing these priorities, Jye has also been able to achieve a steady and sustained improvement in her grades throughout the apprenticeship across years 1 and 2.
Jye’s studies and experience in practice have increased her knowledge and understanding of not only child development, but of the policy framework that supports children and families in Scotland. Jye notes that the graduate apprenticeship programme has developed confidence in her ability and knowledge around the routes for progression in her studies. She is very keen to develop her skills of support and is currently exploring how she might progress in her studies by completing postgraduate study in Early Education.
Jye is exactly the type of practitioner that children and families need, and her development through this apprenticeship has only enhanced her commitment to supporting all of the children and families that she encounters.
To find out more about the Graduate Apprenticeship in Early Learning and Childcare visit https://www.uws.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-course-search/early-learning-and-childcare-graduate-apprenticeship/