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How does it work?

If you’re a levy payer who has unspent levy, the Levy Share Scheme enables you to transfer funds to support other employers across the private, public, voluntary and community sectors.

The Co-op has created an online matching service, co-operating with like-minded partners, to pledge unspent levy funds and share them in a targeted way to support the provision of apprenticeships for underrepresented groups, removing some of the administrative burden and cost.

Why early childhood?

During early childhood, from pregnancy to the age of five, our brains develop at an amazing rate – faster than at any other time in our lives. Our experiences, relationships, and surroundings at that very young age, shape the rest of our lives.

Providing strong support for children, parents and carers during these most preventative years is essential and can have a life-changing impact.

From health visitors to play therapists, midwives to nursery workers, and family support workers to early years teachers, there are a wide variety of careers working with children and families.

By helping to develop the capacity and skills of the early years workforce we can help more children to have fair opportunity to reach their full potential, and together create a happier and healthier society.

To learn more about The Business Taskforce’s work go here.

To find out more about how you can access apprenticeship funding for your early years workforce go here.

To join the pledge contact us here