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Early Years

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.

Apprenticeship Vacancies

Please check out the live Apprenticeship vacancies below that are currently being advertised with some great organisations we are working with.

If you haven’t used the www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk before you must create an account to apply. Creating an account allows you to:

  • apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • track your apprenticeship applications
  • receive alerts about new apprenticeships

To find out more information, please call the Apprenticeship Team on 0191 518 5508 or email apprenticeships@eastdurham.ac.uk.

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Latest vacancies

Early Years Apprentice

Edmondsley Primary School
Pelton Community Primary School, Ouston Lane, Chester Le Street DH2 1EZ
Posted
To provide a high standard of care for children attending Pelton Federation EYFS. The successful applicant should be a positive role model and an enthusiastic individual who holds a similar passion for inspiring early years learning. We are looking for a good communicator and someone who has a true desire in wanting to work with children.
Course Route
Education and childcare
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
35.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE

Adult Care Worker Apprentice

SECOND TO NONE CARE LTD
BOWDEN COURT, ST JOHNS ROAD, MEADOWFIELD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, DURHAM DH7 8RE
Posted
If you are a caring compassionate person, Second to None Care want to hear from you. This adult care worker apprenticeship will entail providing day-to-day care for the elderly, ill, disabled, and other people who aren't able to take care of themselves.
Course Route
Care services
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
36.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE

Early Years / Childcare Apprenticeship

Tots 'R' Us Nursery
STOCKTON ROAD, SEAHAM SR7 8DX
Posted
If you love working with children, look no further! Tots 'R' Us are recruiting an apprentice to work effectively as part of a team, providing care for children, age 2 to 5 years. Providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children accessing the nursery.
Course Route
Education and childcare
Start date
Duration
15 Months
Hours per week
30.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE