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Early Years and Childcare

The early years sector is dedicated to providing high-quality child care. Our apprenticeship programmes equip your staff with the knowledge and abilities to consistently provide high-quality childcare.

As parents can return to work either full- or part-time, the early years or childcare sector supports the UK's economic strength while also providing a crucial service for parents and families.

Employees in this industry are devoted, dedicated, and caring, and they view their employment as vocations rather than just jobs. The expansion and sustainability of this industry, as well as the retention of exceptional team members, are supported by investing in and giving people the chance to reach the necessary levels of qualification.


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Apprenticeship training in the early years promotes the professionalism of the sector, enables people to be proud of their credentials and accomplishments, and ensures that childcare providers are maintaining ratios and offering the best possible care.

Why choose L&F for
Early Years and Childcare apprenticeships?




All programmes incorporate off-the-job planning and a variety of practical tools to support learning all the way through the apprenticeship.






The key to overcoming the recruitment difficulties in the health and social care sectors is apprenticeships. With the support of our free apprentice recruiting service, we assist employers in attracting and retaining vital talents for a workforce that is empowered.




Our apprenticeship programmes are created to develop progressive career routes and are specifically customised to corporate demands. They are matched to a variety of learners' employment functions in order to provide industry-recognised learning in various healthcare settings.

Dedicated to childcare

We elevate the bar for training in the senior care industry.

All of L&F's vocational trainers have experience in childcare fields and are specialists in their respective areas of expertise. They are therefore better able to personalise their instruction to help your learners get beyond any obstacles your service might encounter.

An apprenticeship route
to suit every childcare level

From teaching and development to organisational delivery, our apprenticeships allow you to upskill and develop your teams with role-relevant and industry-recognised programmes.

Level 2 Apprenticeship

Awarding: NCFE

Duration: 12 months
and 3 months EPA

Early Years Practitioner


Funding: Apprenticeship

Category: Children and Young Persons

Level 3 Apprenticeship

Awarding: NCFE

Duration: 14 months
and 3 months EPA

Early Years Educator


Funding: Apprenticeship

Category: Children and Young Persons

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