Location: Heathcot Pre-School, Oldham, OL8 1RP

Salary: Varied

Hours: Varied

Pre School Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship

Purpose of post
To contribute a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children and give support to other personnel within the Pre-school and implement the daily routine effectively. Moreover, they should complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship.

Key areas
• Work with children
• Team work
• Liaise with parents.

Duties and responsibilities
• To contribute to a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff
• Once you have been trained on the EYFS, support the staff team by completing observations and begin to link these to the Development Matters Framework
• Work alongside parents of children with special needs to give full integration in the Pre- school
• Support all staff and engage in good team working
• Liaise with and support parents and other family members
• To attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training and staff meetings
• To be flexible within working practices of the pre-school.
• Undertake certain domestic jobs within the pre-school, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc.
• Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the pre- school’s philosophy is fulfilled
• Recording accidents in the accident book. Ensure the Manager has initialled the report before the parent receives it
• Ensure someone known and agreed by the pre-school collects the child
• To respect the confidentiality of information received
• To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key person.

Specific childcare tasks
• The preparation and completion of activities to suit the child’s stage of development
• To ensure that meal times are a time of pleasant social sharing
• Washing and changing children as required
• Ensuring a poorly child is kept calm and warm
• To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development
• To be aware of the high profile of the pre-school and to uphold its standards always.

Person Specification


Purpose of Post
• To work under the direction of the manager and deputise for her as and when required
• To support the aims and objectives of the setting and assist the manager in the organisation of a high-quality establishment for children from 2 to 5 years
• To provide high standards of childcare and education – to include the monitoring and reviews of setting; this includes providing a safe, caring environment to enable the emotional, social and educational development of children, through individual attention and group activities
• To direct and support staff as agreed by the setting manage

• To promote the aims and objectives of the setting
• To promote the high standards of the setting to parents/carers, staff and visitors
• To assist the manager in showing parents/carers around the setting facilities and sending out information
• To ensure the setting maintains a high standard of physical and emotional care
• To lead a team of professional workers and to ensure good practice
• To assist the manager in setting and implementing objectives and policy for the setting
• To assist with the planning and organisation of staffing schedules to ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained in accordance with Local Authority guidelines and setting procedures
• To assist with the implementation of administrative procedures involved with: – registration, place allocation, and other related matters
• To assist with the development and implementation of systems to monitor and record child development
• To assist with the preparation and maintenance of materials and equipment
• To be responsible for the Health and Safety standards appropriate for the needs of young children and ensuring staff compliance and awareness;
• To ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are always maintained
• To ensure the setting maintains a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development
• To ensure confidentiality of information received
• To assist with staff development and training
• To assist the manager in the supervision of the training of students in placement within the setting;
• Liaise with parents/carers, other family members and staff to help ensure that the needs of children are met, and that parental choice is considered in terms of care given;
• To liaise with outside agencies as required;
• Assist the manager with the efficient upkeep of the building and maintenance/stock of equipment, furnishings and fittings
• Maintaining staff awareness of fire drill in accordance with the code of practice;
• To attend weekly staff / planning meetings and training sessions outside
working hours;
• To oversee the planning, delivery and monitoring of the setting’s EYFS curriculum in accordance with the children’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs.
• To supervise volunteers, students on placements and work experience in the nursery.
• To supervise the children where appropriate and to protect them from dangerous or harmful situations.
• To provide a high level of care that will enhance the children’s general health and well-being.
• To act as a key person to a small group of children if needed and to ensure their needs are reflected in the planning of routines and activities.
• To be aware of children’s special educational needs and ensure staff support these children effectively.
• To keep informative, accurate and up-to-date records, including records of progress and any behavioural or developmental reports.
• To liaise regularly with parents/carers about their children’s needs, interests and progress.
• To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the setting manager;
• To deputise for the manager in their absence.

Person Specification

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