Sample job description for a Pre-School Assistant
Reporting relationships: reporting directly to the Pre-school Manager
Purpose of the job:
To assist the supervisor in the day to day running of the pre-school.
To provide a stimulating and varied programme of play and learning opportunities.
To ensure the safety and well-being of the children.
To undertake a key worker role with specific children.
Main duties and tasks:
To assist in the setting up and clearing away of all activities and equipment.
To ensure high standards of hygiene and safety are maintained at all times.
To ensure that any information received concerning the children is kept confidential at all times.
To actively encourage children’s progress in all areas of development, types and stages of play, by interaction and extension of play activities.
To be responsible for keeping the individual record file for each of the children in the key worker group.
To be involved in curriculum planning, policy writing and record keeping as requested and led by the supervisor.
To attend staff meetings as requested.
To attend training as requested.
To support the work and beliefs of the pre-school by helping to create an environment that promotes open and equal opportunities for children and adults.
To work as part of a team and support colleagues.
To encourage the participation and involvement of all parents of children attending the pre-school.
To be flexible with the working practices of the pre-school.
To be prepared to help when other areas of the pre-school may be short staffed, or with domestic duties or other duties as specified by the pre-school manager.