Apprenticeship Preschool Assistant

Angelface Childcare Ltd
1, Holmshaw Close, London, SE26 4TH
£160.00 per week
30 Jan 2019
21 May 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Purpose of Post:
  • To work as part of the pre-school team to provide safe, high quality education and care for young children
  • To work under the direction of the Pre-School Leader and to give support to other personnel within the Setting
  • To act as a Keyworker to a group of children

Key Areas
  • Work with Children;
  • Team Work;
  • Liaise with Parents/carers.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • To assist with the planning of the curriculum by providing safe, creative and appropriate educational opportunities for all children within an inclusive environment, preparing activities, organising programmes and arranging equipment
  • To act as a keyworker to a small group of children, liaising closely with parents/carers to ensure individual needs are met, and to be responsible for observations and record keeping relating to the progress and development of key children
  • To encourage parental involvement and support through the development of effective working relationships
  • To ensure that activities are carried out in a safe and responsible manner in accordance with statutory responsibilities, and to advise the pre-school leader of any concerns over children, equipment etc.
  • To follow all pre-school and whole-school policies, including those regarding safeguarding and confidentiality
  • To ensure that the pre-school offers the highest standards of physical and emotional care, health and safety, and personal and food hygiene at all times
  • Working creatively with children within the EY framework, as instructed by pre-school leader
  • Daily interaction with children to provide range of stimulating activities to promote all areas of learning
  • Ensuring all children have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Working with range of people including school staff, visiting professionals and agencies, parents, children and families, and visitors and student placements
  • Work requires bending, kneeling and crouching for periods of time and may also involve lifting or holding children during planned activities, and changing nappies/toileting duties.
  • Significant elements of inside and outside work, including leading outdoor learning.
  • Understanding and being able to implement inclusive practices into the setting, to ensure all children have the opportunity to learn, interact and fulfil their potential
  • Working with the pre-school leader to establish an appropriate safe and secure learning environment.
  • Promoting positive values, attitudes and good child behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encouraging children to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Having a positive approach to continuous professional development
  • To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring Setting policies and procedures are observed at all times.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Timekeeping
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

  • Keen to learn
  • Enthusiasm
  • Likes children
  • Patience
  • Ability to hide frustration or annoyance
  • Keeping calm in an emergency
  • Motivated
  • Warm and friendly

Desired qualifications


Future prospects

Possibility of permanent position

Things to consider

Children profiles are uploaded online so it would be nice if they are comfortable to use a tablet to do work, although training is given. Unfortunately, we have to set up the setting in the morning and pack away in the evening so a little light lifting. As part of Ofsted requirement we should take the children regardless of the weather but we do judge it before taking them out. We also go on short trips (local) i.e. library, park or local shops. Long trip can be to Southend or Brighton.

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