Looking to Recruit an Apprentice

We have a team of recruitment specialists who are dedicated to helping you find the ideal apprentice for your setting for FREE, and the good news is in a lot of areas we have candidates that are available immediately for interviews.

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Do you have a vacancy in your setting? Advertise it for free on our job board!


Recruit A Childcare Apprentice

Utilise our free recruitment service, we may have your ideal candidate waiting in the wings!


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Get in touch with our dedicated recruitment team, we may have the ideal apprentice for your business!


Invest in tomorrow's generation of childcarers

If they’re 16-18, you won’t pay a penny for their training
You can watch them grow and progress
You can meet your future recruitment needs
You can mould them into your own style of practitioner
You could be eligible for a grant to help cover your costs
We will advertise your vacancy for free

How Does It Work

Let us know about your vacancy for a childcare apprentice and what type of person you’re looking for. We’ll advertise the role for free on our job board. Once we receive some suitable CVs, we’ll sort through them and put forward any candidates we feel would be a good match for your setting.

Once you’ve found your ideal apprentice, we’ll help them transition into their new role and sign them up for their childcare apprenticeship.

To date, we’ve trained thousands of learners and helped them successfully complete their childcare apprenticeship training. So it goes without saying, we’ve had lots of experience providing support to both settings and apprentices alike!

What else do you need to know?

Off-the-job Training 

From 1st May 2017, the ESFA funding rules state that employers must provide at least 20% “off-the-job” training to their apprentices. The core focus of this training is to teach the apprentice new skills, rather than assessing existing ones.

Employers must ensure that this training equates to 20% of the apprentice’s contracted working hours. There’s no stipulation on how this time must be split, so employers can decide what works best for their business.

5% contribution for non-levy paying employers

As of 1st April 2019 - if your total pay bill is less than £3m per annum - you’re classed as a non-levy paying employer and therefore you’ll be expected to make a 5% contribution towards the cost of your apprentice’s training (with the exception for learners aged 16 – 18 if you employ fewer than 50 staff).

The government will pay the remaining 95% up to a maximum amount of funding allowed for the apprenticeship. You’ll be expected to meet, in full, any cost which is above the funding band maximum.

View the latest ESFA rules and information about funding for training and assessing apprentices in England here.

To find out more about how we can help you recruit the perfect apprentice, contact our team on contact@parenta.com or call 0800 002 9242
and select recruitment.

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