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Preschool Assistant needed at

Little Dragons Preschool, Ogbourne St George

(Recently rated Ofsted Outstanding again!)

Salary: £9,366

Closing date Tuesday 5th December

Working Pattern: part time

We’re recruiting a Preschool Assistant to join our successful, 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 20 hours per week with the applicant prepared to possibly increase their hours based on the demand for the Pre-school. If you would like to be part of our fantastic team then please contact with your CV and covering letter. Closing date for applications: Friday 4th August

Interview date to be agreed with the applicant.

What we’re looking for:

  • Minimum Level 2 qualification in Childcare

  • 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

  • Good communication skills

  • Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures.

  • A commitment to continuously promote a safeguarding culture

  • Commitment to equal opportunities.

  • Commitment to working effectively with young children and families.

  • Flexibility to cover for full time staff when needed

An outline of what the job involves:

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

  • 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 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 required 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

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

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