Looking for an apprenticeship

Looking to Kick-start your career working with children? Doing a childcare apprenticeship is a great way to bridge the gap into work, and you can earn while you learn!


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Looking to recruit an apprentice

If you’re looking to invest in tomorrow's generation of  childcarers, don’t worry – we’re here to help. We have a team of dedicated recruitment specialists who will help you find a suitable apprentice for free and the great news is, in a lot of areas we have candidates available for interviews immediately.

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What We Do...

Looking For An Apprenticeship?

Our dedicated recruitment team will help you look for a suitable childcare apprenticeship 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.

Find Apprentices For Your Setting

We have a team of dedicated recruitment specialists who will help you find a suitable apprentice for free. Once found, we can even sign up your apprentice to start their childcare course and provide ongoing support throughout their training.

Free Job Board to Advertise and Search

Our job board is dedicated to all things Early Years. So, if you’re searching for a job in childcare or you have a childcare job vacancy you’d like us to promote, you’ve come to the right place! We advertise jobs at all levels and for different settings.

What else do you need to know?

New funding rules 

Since 2017, the ESFA funding rules state that employers must provide “off-the-job” training for 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 a minimum of 6 hours per week 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

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 – 21 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.

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

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