Services for Young Children

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.