Bristol Children’s Playhouse:
Early Years Practitioner and support workers – BANK STAFF

Nursery and Pre School, Eastville

Description of Job role:

• To provide and maintain a high quality service to children and their families working as part of a staff team to meet children’s individual needs .

• 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 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 policies and procedures, follow instructions and support wider staff team.

• To attend meetings as required and participate in training opportunities.

• To be flexible and able to work some occasional additional hours.


We are looking to fill a number of bank staff support roles. We are keen to meet qualified practitioners and early years support workers who are 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.


Person Specification
Essential Desirable
Training & QualificationsFlexibility to undertake essential training.A Paediatric First Aid certificate.
A recognised level 2 childcare qualification.
ExperienceExperience of working with children aged 2-4.Experience of working with children aged 0-5.
Experience of directly supporting children with additional needs.SEN qualification

1:1 experience

Experience of providing play and learning opportunities for children.Experience of liaising with parent’s / carers and involving in their child’s care.
Knowledge & AbilitiesAbility to implement policies and procedures.Knowledge of Ofsted requirements and the EYFS.
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 stay calm under pressure.
Ability to be a reflective practitioner in order to develop your and others practice.An understanding and passion for the vision and values of BCPH and a desire to promote its inclusive nurturing ethos.
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.

Contract & wages:

Ongoing temporary contract

Term time only from 1 to 30 hours per week

£8.91 p/h


Please complete the application form which can be found on our website

If you have any questions about the roles please email:

Completed application forms can be sent to

Deadline & Interviews:

Interviews will be held via zoom or socially distanced upon suitable applications