Childcare Apprenticeships

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Kick-start your career working with children

If you’d like a job working with children after school but you have no experience, doing a childcare apprenticeship is a great way to bridge the gap into work.

Doing an apprenticeship means that you’ll work in a nursery, childminder’s or pre-school during the day and learn the practical skills needed to care for children. At home and in your own time, you’ll complete online assignments to assess your understanding of the role you’re doing, but you’ll also have the full support of a tutor/assessor.


What are the benefits of doing a childcare apprenticeship?

  • You don’t need any previous experience
  • There are no classes to attend
  • You can leave school at 16 to start an apprenticeship
  • You get paid a wage
  • You gain first-hand experience of work
  • You’ll train alongside experienced staff
  • You’ll gain skills which make you more employable
  • You’ll gain a nationally recognised childcare qualification

What is the qualification equivalent to?

Doing an intermediate apprenticeship such as a Level 2 in Childcare is the same as getting 5 good GCSE passes. If you choose to progress onto an advanced apprenticeship (Level 3), this is equivalent of having 2 A-Level passes.

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How does it work?

Once you’ve registered your interest in doing a childcare apprenticeship with us, our dedicated recruitment team will help you look for a suitable job in your area. They’ll give you advice on how to make yourself stand out to potential employers and prepare you for your first interview.

Shortly after you’ve started work, you’ll be signed up to your apprenticeship course and allocated a personal tutor who will visit you on a regular basis to see how you’re progressing.

With hard work and dedication, you’ll receive a nationally recognised qualification once you’ve completed your training. This will help you kick-start a bright future working with children and set you up for a long and rewarding career!