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At Fennies we understand that it’s not easy to be a student, which is why we have developed a bespoke apprenticeship package to make studying and earning that little bit easier.

An apprenticeship will give you the valuable skills and training that are necessary for a rewarding and successful career in childcare. The courses we provide will enable you to learn how to look after children of different ages and to help develop a child’s education and development both mentally and physically.

Level 2 Children and Young People’s Workforce apprenticeship

This course is a 12-month programme provided by our training partners Hawk Training, The course provides individuals with the fundamental key skills for those who wish to take their first steps into the childcare sector.

You will receive after you qualify;

  • Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF)
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (if no prior exemption)
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Children and Young People’s Workforce.
  • Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce apprenticeship

Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce apprenticeship

This course takes place over a 20-22 month period and is provided by our training partners Hawk Training. The course will give you an opportunity to develop a further understanding of the Early Years Foundation framework (EYFS), policies and provide you with first aid training.

You will receive after you qualify;

  • Level 3 Early Years qualification
  • Recognition that you are a qualified practitioner
  • Pediatric first aid qualification

Why choose us?

At Fennies we value every member of our team and without you we would not be able to provide the highest quality care and development we do for every child. We want you to enjoy your journey with us and to make studying and earning as easy as possible for you so that you will have a happy and rewarding career with us.

You will work alongside qualified practitioners across all areas of the nursery and with children ranging from 0-5 years. This will enable you to develop your practical skills in caring for young children whilst studying to be a qualified practitioner and give under the support and guidance of the management team within the setting.

View our current apprentice roles

We have listened to previous apprentices of Fennies and have put together an apprenticeship package that benefits you!


We offer a competitive salary within the industry starting from £9,000 per annum

Discount on travel

We are pleased to offer 50% off any travel expenses to work

Training and development

All training provided is paid for by us, so you don’t have to worry about any additional expenses. We will also provide you with Fennies uniform when you join.


Each Nursery Manager is eligible to give their teams monthly rewards and this can be anything from bonuses or lunch on us!

Childcare discounts

We offer up to 40% off our childcare rates should you have a young child that would need childcare whilst you work.

NUS Card

We offer all apprentices a complimentary NUS card. The card is recognised internationally as proof you are a student and gives you access to fantastic discounts and services at home and around the world. Discounts include 25% off cinema tickets, up to 40% off restaurants, huge savings on tickets to parks and concerts and much more!

Perk Box

Providing you with even more discounts from leading brands as well as freebies! Another great way to help make savings on food and drink, to travel. Savings can be made on travel, health and fitness, technology, motoring, shopping and more!

Fennies follows a safe recruitment and selection process and you will be expected to obtain an Enhanced DBS check prior to employment. We will pay for this and your employment will not begin until you have been given full clearance. Although Fennies cannot guarantee a permanent position at the end of the apprenticeship a number of our apprentices have taken up permanent employment on successful completion of their qualifications. Any offer of a permanent position is dependent on current staffing requirements.

A career path at Fennies

career path

Contact us

If you would like a change in career or have just finished school and you would like to find out more about our apprenticeship programme, please get in contact with one of the recruitment team at recruitment@fennies.com or call us on 0208 770 3273, we would love to hear from you.