Please note - if you are an agency childminder this information might not be correct. You must ask your agency for further details.
Apprentices can have a positive influence on a childminder’s provision – the children have someone new to play with and they can plan activities and bring new ideas to the provision. You have to pay them of course… and there some other are costs associated with taking on an apprentice which you need to be aware of… plus, remember that employees have a lot more rights than you might realise – for example, they are entitled to sick and holiday pay and you might have to offer them a lot of support during their course.
Disclaimer – this information is provided in good faith and is as correct as I can get it 05.2014. I am not an employment expert or legally trained in apprentice law, wages etc. Please check with your apprentice’s training provider and follow all links for latest Govt rules (they tend to change quite regularly).
To access or download the apprentice information , please see the 'for childminders' page of my Knutsford Childminding website.
I hope you find it useful.