Early Years Traineeships at CNTC

Our traineeships are a one of a kind opportunity to work and train at our wonderful day nursery and earn while you learn on-site.

Are you an energetic and enthusiastic individual with a passion for early years care and education?

Do you want somewhere that you can gain a qualification whilst gaining experience on the job?

Do you have either paid or voluntary experience working with young children e.g. Babysitting, work or placement in a nursery, volunteering with brownies?

If you answered yes, then we are looking for people just like you to join our early years traineeship program!

Chiltern Nursery & Training College offers high quality training for qualified nursery staff and trainees alike; ensuring the delivery of the best possible care and education for children which is our number one priority.

As part of our strong commitment to inclusion, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, we expect all staff and applicants to provide satisfactory background checks, references and an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Training at Chiltern has opened doors and given me the confidence and high standard of experience to explore other areas of childcare. I have always been made to feel like part of the team in each room and I am grateful for all the support I have had at Chiltern.
Amalia Abele


Well Established Reputation

We’re not your run of the mill college, our buildings, founding and history make us a truly unique training establishment.
Chiltern Nursery & Training College has trained students since 1931 from all over the world to care for and educate young children both as residential nannies and in more recent times as work-based early years practitioners

Earn While You Learn

Whilst training with us you will be getting paid!

For a 40 hour week as standard, you can expect to earn a trainee rate of:

April 2024 Traineeship rates of pay

Trainee/Nursery Assistant Age 16-20 £17,888 p.a

Trainee/Nursery Assistant Age 21+ £23,712 p.a

Training & Experience All Onsite

Our student training facilities have grown and expanded over the years but have always been a combination of tutorial style learning with hands-on experience in our nursery.

You will have regular training sessions in our on-site college and receive regular support and access to your on-site tutor/assessor.

Entry Requirements

To get onto our sought after early years traineeship program you will be required to have/achieve:

GCSE Grade C/4 in English Language

We will also accept Level 2 Functional Skills in English

When I moved to the UK, I was thrown out of my comfort zone. The traineeship at Chiltern has given me the confidence to grow both personally and professionally. The people I have worked with have been incredibly supportive and constantly motivate me to think bigger and reach for more and be the best I can be.
Amy Bolt

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