Are you interested in childcare and looking for the opportunity to earn while you learn? Then a Modern Apprenticeship is the right option for you. Working in a nursery is a career like no other. It's a fun, lively and exciting job which requires you to work as part of the staff team to plan and implement the curriculum in a way that children will learn. Apply now for our latest child care MA opportunities in Glasgow.

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The Role

You will be working full-time within a private nursery (35+ hours) in Glasgow. The nursery will be your employer, and l&g learning will be the training provider. Your hours of work and rate of pay will be agreed by the employer. To find current rates of pay for apprentices please click here.

You will assist with setting up the play rooms for the day ahead, help the children to settle on arrival, assist with snack, lunch and dinner times, clearing up and cleaning. As you settle into the role your duties will grow and you will be involved with the planning and implementing of learning experiences. 


l&g learning will provide the training for your Childcare Modern Apprenticeship. You will be working towards achieving SVQ 3 Social Services Children and Young People. You will meet with your assessor twice a month. Once in our training centre in Glasgow for group training sessions, and once in your workplace for one-to-one sessions and observations. Our experienced assessor will be there to support you throughout your training.


Candidates are expected to complete the Modern Apprenticeship within 12-19 months. Once complete you will be a fully qualified Childcare Practitioner and will meet the registration requirements of the Scottish Social Services Council.

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If you’ve got the right skills for the Care sector we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from the right candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race.

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Currently Unemployed?

If you don't currently work in childcare but are interested in gaining more experience before a Modern Apprenticeship you may be better suited for our Employability Fund course. This is an 8-week course designed to help you gain the right skills and experience to move into a Modern Apprenticeship, Further Education or a job within Childcare. 

You can find out more and how to apply by clicking here.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why Childcare?

Childcare is a very rewarding career path and you can make a positive difference helping young people learn and develop.

What do I need?

You should demonstrate a desire to work within the childcare sector and have some form of experience within this area. You should have three National 4 qualifications including English. 

Do I get paid?

Yes! A Modern Apprenticeship is a real job with a real employer who will really pay you!


How long does it last?

The Modern apprenticeship usually takes between 12 and 18 months to complete.

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship you will be working towards achieving a SVQ3 in Social Services Children and Young People. Things you will learn include:

  • Health and safety

  • Child protection

  • Health and well-being of children

You can find out more on the SQA's website here.

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