15 Nov 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Are you motivated, committed and looking for a great opportunity for development in a growing independent playgroup and pre-school?

We are looking for an individual who, as well as being committed to working day to day with our children, is able to build supportive relationships with staff. Our ideal candidate would be able to bring fresh ideas and energy to our growing committee run playgroup.

Hours are negotiable with a minimum of 20 hours during term time and flexible working in school holidays.

For more information or an informal chat please email

Purpose of the job: To support Pre-School Manager and staff in providing safe, high qualityeducation and care for Pre-School children; fulfilling legal and statutory requirements; to supervise staff and children when Manager is absent; to contribute to and to implement Pre-School policies.

Main duties

1. To take over supervision in the absence of Pre-School Manager, taking full responsibility for all duties and reporting to Pre-School Manager in her absence.

2. To support the process of drawing up the sessional curriculum plans which take into account the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

3. To support the process of providing a high quality of teaching and learning, ensuring that

staff are properly deployed and offer appropriate stimulation and support to the children.

4. To support the process of setting up and putting away equipment and to supervise the daily

programme of Pre-School activities and events.

5. To support the process of implementing systems of observation and record keeping so that

children's progress and achievements are effectively and regularly assessed.

6. To work within the key person system and to effectively supervise staff in the absence of the

Pre-School Manager; to participate in staff appraisal process.

7. To attend regular Staff and Committee Meetings, supporting the Pre-School Manager in planning and chairing as needed.

8. To support the supervision and induction of volunteers in the Pre-School setting ensuring

safety procedures are met.

9. To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register and accident records.

10. To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the Pre-School and its curriculum,

exchanging information about children's progress and encouraging parents' involvement.

11. To be responsible for Risk Assessments, Fire Drills every ½ term and stocking the 1st Aid Box

to ensure the Pre-School is a safe environment and adheres to Health & Safety procedures.

12. Be aware of the need to liaise with the Pre-School Manager, Management Committee, Ofsted and other professionals as necessary and ensure that all legal and statutory requirements are implemented; to provide reports as required.

13. To contribute to and to implement all Pre-School policies and procedures.

14. To attend all relevant training and meetings and demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development.

15. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Pre-School Manager and Chair of

the Management Committee, in accordance with the Pre-School objectives.

NB: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.


Details contained above reflect the content of the role at the date the role description was prepared. It will be reviewed when the new Manager arrives. If should, however, be remembered that over a period of time, the nature of individual roles will change, existing duties may be lost and others gained, without changing the level of responsibility involved. The role description will therefore be reviewed on an annual basis and you will be consulted on any proposed revision to details.


Applicants for this post will need to complete Ofsted & DBS disclosure forms and agree to undergo a health check.

Applicants must disclose immediately any material changes that might affect their ability or suitability for this post.


Essential Criteria

Level 3 Early Years Education and Childcare qualification

Ability to build professional relationships with staff and parents and nurturing relationships with children.

Demonstrate a commitment to continuously promoting a culture of safeguarding.

Commitment to equal opportunities and an understanding of equality and diversity issues.

An ability to communicate both verbally and written effectively

Desirable Criteria

Level 4 or above Early Years Education and Childcare qualification or degree

Experience of working in an early years childcare setting.

Understanding of SENCO role and willingness to undertake training in order to fulfil this role within the position

Ability to effectively market the setting to maximise occupancy levels and fee income.

Ability to effectively lead a team of adults, including inputting into performance management processes, for example induction, supervision meetings, appraisals and objective setting.

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