Children play with childcare workers outside East Durham College

Childcare Apprenticeship

Caring for children is a rewarding job that can be lots of fun, and with an apprenticeship in childcare from East Durham College, we can help you get your start in the childcare industry.

If you're thinking of getting into childcare, completing a childcare apprenticeship is a great way to get started. Not only will you gain valuable, real working experience of working in an actual business which offers childcare services, but you'll also work towards a qualification in childcare and get paid at the same time too!

If college isn't for you and you'd like to start earning while you learn, a childcare apprenticeship is definitely something you should consider.

What Will I Be Doing on a Childcare Apprenticeship?

As an apprentice, you'll be working alongside qualified childcare professionals who'll be on hand to teach you everything you need to know as you work towards your childcare qualification.

Childcare professionals do many different activities including supervising and monitoring the safety of children, help children keep good hygiene, develop schedules, routines and fun games for children, reading and playing with children to promote their development and much more. Childcare professionals form an integral part of a child's early life, helping them to develop and grow alongside the child's parents.

Childcare workers will generally watch children younger than school age at nurseries or playgroups, but many also work with school-age children too both before and after school.

The exact work you'll be doing will vary depending on which role you're offered, and the business you work for.

Childcare Apprenticeship Vacancies

To apply for an childcare apprenticeship, there needs to be one available with an employer in our region.

You can view the current list of apprenticeship vacancies we have on offer at East Durham College by clicking this link.

Contact Us

Any questions about our childcare apprenticeships? Get in touch using the following methods:

Are you an employer who would like to offer a childcare apprenticeship through East Durham College? You can get also get in touch with us using the above information and the Employer Engagement team will be happy to help you.

Register Your Interest in an Apprenticeship

Are you interested in learning more about apprenticeships, or getting in touch with the team to find the latest apprenticeship vacancies?

Click the link below to be taken to our web form where you can fill in all of your details, and our apprenticeship team will get in touch with you!

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Apprenticeships - Register Your Interest