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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

Peer Apprentice Liaison and Diversion

HUMANKIND CHARITY
Middlesbrough Police Station, Zetland Road, Middlesbrough TS1 1EG
Posted
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Liaison and Diversion Team as a Peer Apprentice, based at Middlesbrough. The successful candidate will help improve the lives of people with vulnerabilities as they go through the custody and court process. You will work as part of a team to provide support/guidance to engage with relevant services.
Course Route
Care services
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
30.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE

Early Years Apprentice

Pelton Community 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

Manufacturing Apprentice

TWR TRADE FRAMES LIMITED
3-4 WHITEHOUSE WAY, SOUTH WEST INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, PETERLEE SR8 2RA
Posted
TWR Tradeframes Ltd is a family owned business and one of the UK’s leading aluminium trade fabricators manufacturing and assembling aluminium bi-folding doors. They are looking for 2 apprentices to join their team, who will work alongside the Production Manager to gain experience and knowledge of fabrication and manufacturing techniques.
Course Route
Engineering and manufacturing
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
40.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE