Childcare Apprenticeship

LOCATION: Sandhurst

SALARY: £7540 - £8050



Are you looking for more than just a job? Do you want to be part of an exceptional team working for a unique and inspiring purpose?  Do you want to help create a legacy in the communities that we work in?

Working for a highly entrepreneurial business, where the two Founders have a very clear ambition and vision to “Positively impact the future prospects of one million children and young people”.  SCL Education Group is one of the UK’s largest providers of education and skills training within the sports and leisure sector.  Our delivery ranges from inspirational sports education and holiday clubs for school children, to providing further education to young people in our sporting academies and Foundation Degree courses for higher education students.   We are an enthusiastic and motivated team who love coming to work knowing that we are helping to make a positive impact on children and young peoples’ lives.

We are now entering into the next exciting phase of our journey and are looking for Childcare Apprentices to join our team and help us achieve our vision.


The Childcare Apprentice offers a great opportunity working with children aged 4 – 11 whilst working towards a Level 3 NVQ. As an apprentice you will be part of a dedicated team of Primary Education Tutors, Childcare Practitioners and Regional Managers, ensuring a safe and secure environment is provided to children, delivering a dynamic and engaging daily club programme of activities within a Breakfast and Afterschool club setting.

This one year teaching and coaching programme will develop your skills and knowledge of delivering a range of fun activities to primary school children. It will provide you with a vocational pathway into areas of childcare and playwork, such as Breakfast and After School Care Club Assistants / Supervisor, Holidays Activities Leader or Care Club Manager.


  • Provide and support a safe and secure environment for all children at Before and After School clubs.
  • Assist with the managing and maintenance of club ratios and registers of all children attending SCL’s clubs
  • Assist with the process of registration of children attending SCL clubs and ensure this is accurately adhered to
  • Build effective relationships with parents and school staff
  • Assist with the planning and development of activities ensuring a stimulating environment
  • Assist with the management of the club’s programme of activities
  • Assist with the maintenance of supplies and resources within the school settings
  • Assist with the completion and recording of all necessary club admin as required

During your apprenticeship you will be supported by a Regional Manager and Apprentice Assessor. As well as gaining new skills and experience you will study a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Playwork, and Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning. This element of the Apprenticeship programme will be delivered by SCL Education & Training, part of the SCL Group.


  • Passionate about developing a career in childcare
  • A people person with good communication skills
  • Be able to relate to and engage with children between the ages of 4-11
  • Be reliable and passionate over everything else as there will be interaction with many different people both internally and in the schools you work in
  • Be adaptable to different situations as and when they arise
  • Undertake an enhanced DBS check


  • You are enthusiastic
  • You will always go the extra mile
  • You have a “make it happen” attitude
  • You deliver on your promises
  • You are a positive role model
  • You always place the customer at the heart of everything you do
  • You realise by working as team we are stronger together
  • You have the ability to communicate and influence at all levels


  • Attractive benefits for you and your family - We offer Life Assurance, Income Protection and reimbursement for dental, optical and alternative health therapies to all of our staff
  • An exciting and rewarding employee recognition scheme - We make sure excellence is recognised and give our stars a very special VIP experience at our annual awards
  • Outstanding internal promotion prospects
  • Investment and Training - We are dedicated to developing you to reach your potential
  • Companywide Socials - A chance for the entire company to get together
  • Excellent Staff discounts on SCL services - Opportunity to save on childcare costs at SCL provisions
  • Childcare vouchers - Opportunity to make tax savings when purchasing childcare vouchers


  • SCL is an employer partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

  • SCL are pleased to announce that they are Finalists for the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year!

  • SCL are an Ofsted registered Childcare provider.

  • SCL have partnered with De Montfort University to launch a Sports Coaching Degree programme,

  • The Flame Awards are the largest celebration of innovation and excellence from across the sector.

  • SCL are strategic partners with UKactive.

  • EU EFS

  • Matrix

  • Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.

  • Our Saturday Soccer Coaches are FA qualified, Level 2 and above

  • SCL's School Sport Apprenticeship programme has been designed specifically to give those wanting a career in coaching and physical education the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help make it happen.

  • SCL were awarded an Ofsted outstanding in 2015 for their Holiday Activities.

  • HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme.