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Dodleston Pre-school are recruiting….

We are looking for a qualified pre-school practitioner who would like to join our team in a bank / supply role….

Job Description: Qualified Pre-School Practitioner (Bank staff)

The Role

Responsible to: Pre-School Manager & Pre-School Committee

Responsible for: No supervision of other staff involved.

Job Purpose: To work as part of the Pre-School team to ensure children enjoy their development and learning within a safe environment. To ensure that safeguarding children is integral to their work within the setting.

Ideally the successful candidate will hold a minimum L3 qualification, although a L2 may be considered; experience and a knowledge of the EYFS is essential.

The role requires the Practitioner to: –

  • To take part and support other practitioners in all aspects of the Pre-School daily routine including supporting / settling children on arrival, snack time, toileting, tidy up time.
  • To work within the policies and procedures of the Pre-School including Safeguarding, Inclusion and Health and Safety guidelines.
  • To help to set up the hall for the day and to help tidy away and clean the rooms at the end of the session.
  • To continue to ensure that each area of the provision is safe and well stocked/ resourced for children and adults throughout the session.
  • To inform the Pre-School Manager and the Safeguarding lead (when related to a safeguarding issue) of any concerns e.g. over children, parents, staff or Committee members or the safety of equipment, ensuring confidentiality as necessary.
  • To provide children with opportunities to learn and develop, offering an appropriate level of support and play experiences focused on their individual needs.
  • To follow children’s interests and ideas to encourage their independence and ignite curiosity and creativity in everyday interactions.
  • To actively participate at staff meetings and supervisions.
  • To attend training courses as required and to be committed to your continuing professional development.
  • To follow all the setting’s policies and procedures relating to Safeguarding and to keep own knowledge up to date by attending updated training opportunities including attending the Safeguarding Level 1 refresher course annually.
  • To follow the setting’s procedure on Confidentiality when dealing with any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job.
  • To be aware of the contents of and adhere to all the setting’s policies and procedures, e.g. safeguarding, health and safety, fire safety, dropping off and collection of children, food hygiene etc.
  • To promote the pre-school to current parents and potential customers.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Pre-School Manager and/or Pre-School Committee.

If you would like further information or to apply, in the first instance please email Jude at

The role is term time only and may often require working at very short notice; there are no minimum or guaranteed hours. Due to our rural location a driver with access to a vehicle would be ideal as there is no bus service which corresponds to our opening hours.

The rate of pay will at least meet minimum wage requirements.

Dodleston Pre-school is an equal opportunities employer