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Seesaws training


Seesaws apprenticeships

Are you interested in a career in childcare?


Would you like to ‘Earn Whilst You Learn?’


Are you looking to work with children?


Would you like to be part of a friendly and dynamic team, caring for young children?

Supporting children and young people in their early development can be deeply rewarding.  By completing the apprenticeship, you will gain an understanding of the early years’ environment and the requirements of the profession.

Seesaws work alongside ‘GFT Training’ (GFT).  Throughout the programme, you will receive 1-to-1 guidance and support from a GFT personal assessor, who will visit you on a regular basis. You must be able to meet deadlines and keep to the schedules that the assessors set which may mean completing some work at home.  You will be also be supported by the nursery management team and the qualified nursery assistants in each room in which you are working.

-Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner-

This course will help you to kick-start your career in early years. It will help you build the knowledge and skills you will need to work under supervision with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5-7 years. It is the first part of your qualification and must be completed before you are able to continue onto the level 3 apprenticeship course.

This qualification will take 12-15 months to achieve whilst working in the nursery.  In addition to the EYP diploma you will also need to complete the ‘Employee Rights and Responsibilities’ Unit and Level 1 Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT (unless you have already achieved GSCE grade

A-E/grade 2-9) or an equivalent in these subjects.  You must be at least 16 years old.

Once you have completed the level 2 framework, suitable candidates will have the opportunity to continue training with Seesaws for the EYE Level 3.


-Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)-

This course prepares you to become Early Years Educator’s, enabling you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.  It is the qualification you will need to work in early years education and care.

This qualification will take 18-24 months to achieve whilst working in the nursery.


Apprentices without Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment, unless you have already achieved GSCE grade A-C/grade 4-9 or an equivalent in these subjects. 


Apprentices must also successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) to meet the EYFS requirements.


You must be at least 16 years old.

-Upon Completion-

Upon achievement of this framework learners will gain their licence to practise and it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators. Learners can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as:

• Assistant in Children's Centres
• Practitioner in nursery schools
• Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
• Pre-school worker

Learners can progress to the Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner or other higher-level early years qualifications.

Alternatively, Seesaws has many opportunities for you to work across the company in any of our 5 nurseries or holiday clubs.  


Many of our past successful trainees are now in management positions.

To arrange a visit or find out more about our Modern Apprenticeship Scheme, training young, enthusiastic people in the local community.


Call Nicky Ling on 07864 296330



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