Childcare and nursery apprenticeships and training opportunities. Find apprentice jobs and vacancies for child care, nursery and playgroup assistants  in the UK and abroad. Typically, childcare can involve working with three distinct groups: babies and toddlers, children under 5, and then kids up to 15 years old. The services and roles that you learn about would include: child development, childminding, nursery nurse, care worker, youth support worker, after school activities, teaching assistant, au pair and child health care.

The relevant apprentice framework for this sector is the Children & Young People’s Workforce apprenticeship – which comes in three flavours: basic, intermediate and advanced.

We feel that it is important that all our people are given the opportunity and support to improve their knowledge and skills – to develop themselves and their career, and to ensure our children benefit from the best and most qualified childcare team in the country.With that in mind we are on a mission to ensure all our nursery staff are qualified to at least NVQ Level 3 standard and are committed to supporting those people in their quest to achieve this level of qualification.

We fully fund and support our colleagues to gain functional skills in Maths and English and Vocational Qualifications Level 2 and Level 3. Furthermore we support professional development and are dedicated to working with our people to help them gain Foundation Degree’s and BA (Hons) qualifications, with funding also available for both of these development plans.

Now is a great time to think about taking an Apprenticeship. There are more opportunities than ever before for those looking to work with children and young people, and Apprenticeships in this area can lead to secure employment upon completion.As an apprentice you are paid as you learn. You will go through a structured training programme that teaches all aspects of caring for children and young people, working alongside experienced staff to learn the skills you need. Our Centres can offer Apprenticeships to anyone who is over 16, living in England and not in full-time education.


3 reasons to do a Childcare Apprenticeship

  1. While working with children can be demanding, the reward of making a difference to a child so early in their life will outweigh any of the challenges.
  2. There is great scope for progression, with the opportunity to start as Nursery Assistant and move all the way up to Nursery Manager.
  3. Nursery Managers can earn between £22,000 and £30,000 a year.

Apprentices learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time. You will work towards the nationally recognised Children & Young People’s Workforce qualification. Employers all over the country recognise and value Apprenticeships as they show that you’ve been trained in the skills they need.

The Children apprenticeships & Young People’s Workforce apprenticeships are usually done over a 12-18 month period. However, the length of time taken will depend on the course, the ability of the individual apprentice and the employer’s requirements.

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