Early Years Apprenticeship - Kids Love Nature Marwell Zoo KIDS LOVE NATURE LTD

The Aspire Training Team are currently recruiting for a reliable and enthusiastic individual to join Kid’s Love Nature, Marwell Zoo as a Level 2 Early Years Apprentice. Within this role, you will be required to ensure that the safeguarding and health and safety procedures are being followed at all times and to treat each child as an individual.

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

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between the settings opening hours of 7.45am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Supporting new children in settling into the environment as appropriate
  • Carrying out observation, assessment and planning for own key children (in own time), and all the children in the nursery, including statutory assessment requirements and the completion of child profile books neatly, accurately and regularly
  • Planning and presenting activities to the children, based on their interests and developmental needs, following advice and guidance from colleagues and the nursery management team
  • Supporting children to find and engage in constructive activity
  • Changing nappies and clothing as needed, and assisting with toilet learning as appropriate
  • Contributing to the completion of records such as accident, incident and medical forms as well as sleep and nappy charts, if used
  • Discussing any concerns about a child’s welfare or development with the nursery management
  • As the role of an Early Years Apprentice you will be required to meet and achieve the below expectations as standard
  • Developing and maintaining the considered space
  • Supporting and nurturing the considered child
  • Becoming a considered adult within and part of the prepared environment
  • Attending training in line with your Apprenticeship training
  • Meeting the statutory requirements and the expectations of the Company as laid out in the relevant documentation

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

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills maths - if required
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English - if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential to gain permanent employment at the setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent GCSE English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent GCSE Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

The setting is located within the grounds of Marwell Zoo, overlooking the penguin and giraffe enclosures, and benefits from working alongside Marwell Zoo's Education Team, who provide twice daily Mini Zoologists Explorer Sessions all around the nursery, in addition to sessions in Marwell Zoo's learning centre. The setting looks after children from ages 9 months to 5 year old, and benefits from a large one and a half acre secure outdoor play area, large vegetable garden, a supersized sand pit, dens, climbing equipment, and access to a private woodland. The setting also benefits from having large class rooms, a nature room, sleep room, music room and children’s kitchens and lots of outdoor space.




Kids Love Nature Marwell,

Marwell Zoo,

Thompson's Lane,

SO21 1JH

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Training provider





Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Oct 2023