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Preschool Assistant

Salary: £8.74 per hour (£6,685 per annum)

Closing Date: 05/02/2021

Working Pattern: Permanent Part Time


We’re recruiting a Preschool Assistant to join our friendly and supportive team of preschool staff. Located in the village of Ogbourne St George, Little Dragons Preschool offers high quality Early Years Education to local 2,3 and 4 year-olds.
We believe in offering all of our children a fun, safe and caring environment in which to thrive.

This is a part-time, term-time only role - we are recruiting for a guaranteed 17.5 hours per week with the applicant prepared to increase their hours based on the demand for the preschool.

What we’re looking for:

  • Qualified to NVQ Level 2 in Childcare or equivalent or with childcare work experience

  • A friendly and flexible approach at work

  • Willingness to learn and get stuck in with activities e.g singing, messy play, role play and reading stories

  • Previous experience of working with young children

  • Sound knowledge of child development from birth to five years

  • Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures.

  • Good communication skills

  • A commitment to continuously promote a safeguarding culture

  • Commitment to equal opportunities.

  • Commitment to working effectively with young children and families

An outline of what the job involves:

  • Sharing ideas for activities within the preschool

  • To help set up the playroom for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session

  • To act as key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met

  • To be responsible for observations, progress reports and record keeping ensuring children’s progress and achievements are effectively and regularly assessed. To monitor children’s speech and language and refer to SALT if needed

  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members and other professionals

  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures.

  • To actively participate at team meetings, supervision meetings and appraisal meetings

  • To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development

  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, this is acquired as part of the job

  • To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s policies and procedures: including those relating to confidentiality, equality and diversity, health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, safeguarding and whistleblowing. This is not an exhaustive list of the setting’s procedures

What we can offer you:

  • Support and training from a very experienced preschool team

  • Company pension with employer contribution

  • A wonderful opportunity to care for the children in our community!

Hours of work: 17.5 hours with the applicant prepared to increase their hours based on demand for the preschool

Contract type: Permanent, 
Closing date and time: 10pm Friday 5th February, 
Interview date: W/C 8th February, 
Commencement date: To be negotiated
Zoom interview to take place week commencing 8th February.

Find out more and apply

If you would like to be part of our fantastic team then please contact with your CV and covering letter.

Little Dragons’ Preschool is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

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