Early Years support Apprentice Bristol City Council

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: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Hourly Wage (£) - £11.59 pending pay rise. Weekly Wage (£) - £428.83. Local government pension, living wage employer.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. 8.20am-4.30pm. 45 minutes unpaid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • 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.

The training you will be getting

Training and Qualification Level

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

·Early Years Practitioner Level 2.

·Work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities.

·City of Bristol College.

·Off site in its entirety.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Willingness to learn, Reliable, Hardworking, Trustworthy, Team player, Calm demeaner


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

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.


Bristol City Council


St. Paul’s Nursery School and Children’s Centre

Little Bishop Street



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Apprenticeship Team



Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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