Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 2 - Richmond Outdoor Owls

Are you passionate about childcare, the early years, and the great owl-doors? Outdoor Owls are looking for a motivated apprentice to provide care to children and support their learning development and wellbeing. Lots of great benefits, bonus structure and teambuilding days. Located 5-10 minutes from Richmond Station. DBS completed by employer.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.50 per hour.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Do you love outdoor education? We are looking for someone who wants to complete their Early Years Level 2 Apprentice to join our team.

This is a great opportunity for someone with a serious passion for outdoor learning (and not afraid to get their hands dirty!) to join the team at its early stage. You will be working alongside expert and experienced outdoor educators within a modern management setting.

Duties will include:

  • Caring for children
  • Preparing and maintaining environments to meet children's needs
  • Supporting children's play and learning, Facilitating children’s learning, development and wellbeing
  • (Using our mobile app to record and administer child logbooks
  • Supporting children's development - (Involvement in planning learning days and coming up with ideas for new activities and experiences)
  • Adhering to all safeguarding practices as well as following our health and safety routines
  • Preparing snacks and help with their feeding

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

  • Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Outdoor Owls will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day
  • If successful, you will complete a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship programme, delivered through Outdoor Owls dedicated training provider, Realise
  • Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020. We’ve invested heavily in our people and culture, and we want to grow our teams by finding people who share our passion and enthusiasm for creating a better future

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full time position available on completion of the apprentice course

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Located 5-10 minutes from Richmond Station. DBS completed by employer. 4 days a week 7.50am-5.45pm.

About the employer

Outdoor Owls is on a mission to provide “owlstanding” early years education outdoors for children aged 2-5 years. We believe nature provides many fun and hands-on experiences to enable healthy, happy and flourishing children. Our aim is to prepare children not just for school, but for life. We opened our first Richmond setting in January 2020 and have ambitious plans for further settings.


Outdoor Owls


Richmond & Putney Unitarians Church, Ormond Road


TW10 6TH

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Oct 2023