Pre-school Assistant

Little Chestnuts Pre-school at Woodmancote School is looking to appoint two outstanding Pre-school Assistants to join our growing team. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a supportive, energetic, friendly school that prides itself on inclusivity and reflective practice. The successful candidate will:

  • Have a genuine love of working with young children
  • Be an outstanding practitioner with a proven track record in pre-school
  • Level 2 Early Years qualification, or equivalent
  • Have experience working in EYFS
  • Have an understanding of the assessment and record keeping needs of an early years setting
  • Be warm and approachable in order to work alongside families effectively to ensure children settle into education
  • Make learning fun, challenging and inspiring
  • Be proactive in addressing areas of weakness through CPD.
  • Have great interpersonal skills in order to contribute to the team spirit at the preschool.

We can promise

  • Supportive and friendly staff, with an excellent reputation for professional development and career progression
  • New accommodation that enables each practitioner to deliver high quality teaching and learning
  • A supportive, yet challenging Governing Body that cares about staff welfare, pupil progress and the schools place within the community.
  • Parents who support education and are actively engaged with their child’s learning
  • A diverse range of children with different abilities and needs.

 The successful candidate would be required to work every day, either in the morning, 8.30am – 1.30pm, the afternoon midday – 3.15pm, or a combination of each may be possible for the right person.

The appointment is initially for a fixed term period of 1 year but, depending on our admission numbers, could potentially be extended, or become permanent, in the future for the successful candidate.

See the Pre-school assistant – job description and Pre-school assistant – person spec

Hours: Between approx. 16 hours and 25 hours across 5 days, term time only.

Grade D (pts 11-17) £17,007 – £18,672 pa pro rata

Please apply by completing the Gloucestershire County Council Application Form and return it with a letter of application to the School Business Manager, Mrs Rosie Williams

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: midday on Friday 5th October

Applications after this time will not be considered

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, by 10th October.

Start date: 29th October (or as soon as possible after this date).

Woodmancote School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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