Our range of childcare courses and qualifications will enable your staff to develop the skills to keep children safe and provide the best environment to develop socially and emotionally.
We currently work with more than 5,000 childcare settings across England and 50% of our apprentices progress onto higher level qualifications.
In England we employ around 130 childcare specialists as trainer/assessors to deliver qualifications and ensure your staff receive high quality training.
Our childcare qualifications
- Children and Young People’s Workforce Intermediate Apprenticeship
- Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) Advanced Apprenticeship.
Modules cover subjects like organising play, teaching games and exercises, and maintaining a safe and happy environment.
Complementary courses and qualifications
In addition to our childcare courses, we offer a range of other qualifications to meet your wider business training needs such as business administration, customer service, kitchen services, team leading and management.
To see how we can help your business, take a tour around our nursery >
We also offer a selection of short online courses from first aid, food hygiene and customer service to financial management for your bookkeeping needs. To find out more, visit our shop >
Reduced recruitment costs
We can free up the time you spend recruiting new staff by searching for, screening and selecting suitable candidates on your behalf – whether it’s through our pre-employment training (such as health and safety, maths and English, or soft skills like communication or team-working), Traineeships or Apprenticeships. We offer support into work, through the settling-in period and beyond.
We can also help you to recruit new apprentices, advertise your vacancies and support you both throughout the Apprenticeship. Find out more >
What our customers say
Gemma Melling at Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery explains how Apprenticeships have helped to grow their business:
“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…” Read more >
Hear how childcare employers are benefiting from apprentices in our video: