Grow your team - Recruit an apprentice

Have you considered growing your team by employing an apprentice? Not only will you support your business but you'll be providing an apprentice with the opportunity to learn and practise building their knowledge and skills so they also can become a great practitioner.


To support you with the recruitment journey in England, we work with The Childcare Company who can offer PACEY members a free apprenticeship recruitment service.

The Childcare Company team will actively advertise your vacancy and screen candidates prior to sending you a shortlist of potential candidates. All you have to do is interview and offer strong candidates a two-day work experience placement. This gives both parties the chance to see if the arrangement will work. Then, once you are satisfied you have chosen your ideal apprentice, The Childcare Company will work with you in getting them started.

To find out more about employing an apprentice for your business in England please email or call 01753 596004.


There is specific guidance for childminders in Wales on working with a student which would be similar to recruiting an apprentice.  To find out more about employing an apprentice for your business in Wales please email or call 08458801299.

What you need to know

Whether you live in England or Wales an apprentice must be paid a minimum of £3.70 per hour and be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, which includes the mandatory 20% off the job training within these paid working hours.

Additionally, if the apprentice is aged between 16 and 18, the employer receives a £1000 Government payment.

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