Bristol Children’s Playhouse
Early Years Practitioner

Nursery and Pre School, Berkeley Green Road, Eastville

Description of Job role:

  • To be part of our Early Years Team that provides a purposeful, stimulating environment rich in learning opportunities, both indoors and outdoors.
  • To work within the EYFS and promote high standards of care for the children.
  • To help organising the environment inside and outside to ensure that resources and equipment are available and appropriate to meet the needs of the individual children in the group. These activities will take into account children’s abilities interests, language and cultural backgrounds.
  • To use observation and reflective practice to contribute to planning and evaluation in the setting.
  • To promote the inclusion of all children.
  • To meet the personal care needs of children, encouraging good standards of personal hygiene, whilst promoting independence.
  • To encourage children to interact and work co-operatively with others.
  • To support the Playhouse’s commitment on safeguarding children in all aspects of the service.
  • To comply and assist with the development of policies and procedures.
  • To keep records as required.
  • To develop positive relationships with parents/careers.
  • To attend meetings as required and participate in training opportunities.
  • To be flexible, where possible, and able to work some occasional additional hours.
  • To undertake any other duties set to you by the Pre-school Manager.



We are looking for someone who is flexible, caring and able to work on their own initiative as well as being a good team player. We require someone who has a good understanding of the challenges that arise when supporting vulnerable children and their families. You must be willing to work with children with a range of complex needs in order to further the child’s development.

Training & Qualifications:


  • Flexibility to undertake essential training.
  • A recognised level 2 childcare qualification.


  • A Paediatric First Aid certificate.



  • Experience of working with children aged 2-4.
  • Experience of directly supporting children with additional needs.
  • Experience of providing play and learning opportunities for children.


  • Experience of working with children aged 0-5.
    SEN qualification.
  • 1:1 experience.
  • Experience of liaising with parent’s / carers and involving in their child’s care.

Knowledge & Abilities:


  • Ability to implement policies and procedures.
  • Sufficient understanding and use of English.
  • Ability to work as a team member but also manage and organise own workload.
  • Ability to complete basic administrative tasks.
  • Ability to be a reflective practitioner in order to develop your and others practice.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all children, staff and families.
  • A positive attitude.
  • A commitment to working as part of a team and an ability to instil in others the benefits and values of working well together.
  • An understanding and sensitivity towards being part of a multi-cultural community.
  • A great joy at the prospect of working with young children each day.
  • A desire to continuously develop your own practices through relevant training opportunities.


  • Experience of working with children aged 0-5.
  • SEN qualification.
  • 1:1 experience.
  • Experience of liaising with parent’s / carers and involving in their child’s care.
  • Knowledge of Ofsted requirements and the EYFS.
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure.
  • An understanding and passion for the vision and values of BCPH and a desire to promote its inclusive nurturing ethos.


30-32.75 hours per week between the times of 8.30-3.15 over 5 days. Term time only.

Contract & wages:

Temporary with the possibility of becoming permanent

£8.57 per hour


Download the  Application form & guidance:


Deadline & Interviews:

Closing date 2nd December; interviews week beginning 9th December.

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