Childcare and early years

Early years skills holding your business back? Discover how our cost effective, tailored recruitment and training solutions can meet your nursery’s needs and help you gain the edge

Traineeships and Apprenticeships

learndirect early years ApprenticeshipsTraineeships are a cost effective way to trial a potential apprentice or nursery worker and provide 16-24 years olds with quality work experience.

Our childcare Apprenticeships lead to accredited qualifications including NVQs and are tailored around the skills requirements of the individual. We offer:

  • Children and Young People’s Workforce Intermediate (level 2) Apprenticeship
  • Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) Advanced (level 3) Apprenticeship.

learndirect Ofsted Inspection 2013Our highly qualified assessors have extensive experience in the childcare sector and will work with you to deliver tailored on-the-job training in your setting.

We will guide and support learners throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship (which lasts on average 12 months), equipping them with the essential skills to provide outstanding care.

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How much does an Apprenticeship cost?

100% funding could be available to support the delivery of an Apprenticeship -find out how funding works with our infographic.

Taking the cost and hassle out of recruitment

Recruitment taking too long? As part of our service, our dedicated applicant management team can search for, screen and train new nursery workers as well as up-skill existing staff at no cost to you.

learndirect childcare ApprenticeshipsOur nationwide talent pool means we can present quality, local candidates to you quickly and efficiently. The unique service we provide is underpinned by a focus on quality over quantity.

How our customers are benefiting

Join 2,000 other childcare settings who are already benefiting from our fully-funded Apprenticeship service.

cheekymonkeys“I’m very happy we chose learndirect as our partner for delivering Apprenticeships. The staff they’ve introduced to us have been of a really high standard…”

Hear how we’re helping Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery to provide exceptional care and grow their setting.

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