Early Years Apprenticeship Brooklands Cove

We are a new nursery opening in Potters Bar in 2023. We have expanded from running as an Outstanding childminding setting. Our setting offers open ended, holistic play opportunities for children under 5. Our small staff team offer experience, knowledge and support to a passionate apprentice, as we started our careers as apprentices ourselves.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    6 weeks paid holiday per year, full time opportunities available for apprentices with salary review, free parking, staff events.

  • Working week

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - shifts between 7am and 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    10 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • A minimum of 27 hours per week in the setting working as part of a team to support the children in our care.
  • Shadowing experienced staff to develop skills in children's learning and development, supporting care needs, communicating with parents and offering play opportunities. 
  • Regular training opportunities both in house and external to build a solid foundation of knowledge for a career in early years. 
  • We care for children aged 6 months to 5 years so apprentices will learn appropriate feeding routines, facilitating daily outdoor play, support children with toilet training, observing and assessing children's learning alongside keyworkers and much more. 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Our training provider offers an online apprenticeship so students can learn flexibly with support at the end of the phone! ELA offer regular zoom meetings, online lessons and set tasks related to the coursework. As the training schedule is flexible, we will discuss this with apprentices individually. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We would love to see apprentices grow in our setting, developing into key workers and leaders/managers. This apprenticeship will also allow students to work in a range of early years settings and move onto further study opening doors for careers such as teaching.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4+) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4+) Desired

Things to consider

Applicants must have a strong work ethic, a passion for working with young children, team working skills and most importantly, a desire to learn.

About the employer

We are a childminding setting based in Welham Green and nursery setting based in Potters Bar. From January 2024, we will be a nursery setting solely based in Potters Bar.


Brooklands Cove


5th Potters Bar Scout Headquarters

Mutton Lane

Potters Bar



Grace Cotter



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Anyone wishing to apply for an apprenticeship with Brooklands Cove should visit the vacancy link and fill in our recruitment form. For any questions, please contact Grace at admin@brooklandscove.co.uk

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jul 2023