Apprenticeship Training

Now recruiting Apprentices

If you are looking for an alternative method of gaining valuable qualifications in childcare, an Apprenticeship with Puffins is for you! In addition to staying in full-time education or training, you also learn while you work, and so get paid for it!


We are looking for caring, committed people to join our team as Apprentices.

You will learn on the job and at day release whilst earning a salary and getting paid holidays. Your hours are flexible – usually 30 hours a week, including a day-off. Depending on your previous achievements, you may be able to start at a higher apprenticeship level and at the completion of your training, you will have achieved the prestigious Early Years Educator qualification, which is the gold standard for childcare professionals. Alongside this we offer support in ICT, English and maths and have further development opportunities available in all aspects of early years. We have placements in Exeter and Torquay which are available from August onwards.  For more details, please contact Sue Holding on 01392 496017 or

What our apprentices say

“I have really enjoyed doing the intermediate Apprenticeship and I’m looking forward to starting the advanced Apprenticeship in September.”

“The level of support I got was fantastic, I’m really pleased I chose Puffins.”

“Day release sessions were useful and inspiring, having the support and understanding of the tutors was a great help.”

“The training team were fantastically supportive and helped me to complete my assignments.”

“I would not have completed without the support I got from Puffins.”