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Apprentice Early Years Support Worker St Pauls Day Nursery

An exciting opportunity to work alongside young children, families and practitioners to develop the skills to become a qualified (level 2) early years support worker at St. Paul’s Nursery School and Children’s Centre. The role is to provide a nurturing, safe and stimulating nursery environment where children (aged 3 months-3 years) can thrive.

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Closing date: 20 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


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    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, including school holidays. Full time, all year round contract. 8 hour flexible shifts between 8am and 6pm. 45 minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To work directly with children in both individual and group situations to promote their emotional well-being and learning
  • To help to provide an inclusive service to pro-actively meet the needs of all children and families
  • To contribute to the development of children’s education by assisting in the planning and organisation of children’s learning through play and appropriate learning experiences
  • To contribute to written observations and assessments of children’s learning and feedback to parents
  • To sensitively attend to children’s personal needs and also help to maintain adequate standards of cleanliness and hygiene within designated areas of the nursery
  • To communicate effectively with and develop professional relationships with parents, the staff team and other professionals
  • Through work experience and in-house training and support, to achieve the Level 2 in Childcare

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills with adults and children
  • Effective and accurate verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work towards the creation of a caring and safe environment
  • Commitment to promoting equal opportunities and providing an inclusive service.
  • Skills in organising activity to achieve defined targets
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to attend to children’s physical needs effectively

Personal qualities

  • Open, friendly manner with an ability to make positive professional relationships.
  • Calm and responsive communication style.
  • Willingness to learn and try new things
  • Resilient and keen to take on a challenge

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade 4/C or above)

Future prospects

Successful apprentices who have completed their qualifications will be well equipped to apply for vacancies that arise within our centre and other nurseries. 

Things to consider

  • Enhanced DBS clearance required
  • 24 days (plus bank holidays) paid holiday per year

About the employer

St. Paul’s Nursery School and Children’s Centre is a fully integrated and inclusive centre providing high quality education, care and family services for young children (pre- birth to 5 years) and their families.

We are based in the heart of the city and serve a vibrant and diverse community. We are also a teaching school and provide specialist training for early years teachers and practitioners locally and nationally.


St Pauls Day Nursery


Little Bishop Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City of Bristol College


Apprenticeship Team 01173125250

You will be supported by an Apprentice Trainer at City of Bristol College to achieve the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship. Alongside the trainer, you will build a portfolio of knowledge, skills and behaviours ready to undertake the end point assessment at the end of the apprenticeship. You will be required to achieve an Early Years Practitioner Level 2 qualification at the end of the course.

This apprenticeship is supported within the work place, and so you will spend at least 20% of your time in off the job training. This could include your own research and self-study, work shadowing, and company training. There may be some time required in College for any exams.

Some students may be required to study towards their Functional Skills maths and English qualification.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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