Shropshire Council

Pre-School Assistant: Gobowen All-Rounders

Job title

Level 3 Pre-School Assistant


Gobowen All Rounders
We are a committee run Pre-school open from 8.30am-3pm. We cater primarily for children from Gobowen and the surrounding area.  We take children from 2-5 years.

Main duties


  • To provide safe creative and appropriate play opportunities, to plan and teach in the moment, working within the development matters framework.
  • To assist in the set-up of our indoor and outdoor areas at the beginning of each session and the tidying away at the end of each session.
  • To take charge and lead sessions when required.
  • To mentor other team members in appropriate skills and training.
  • If required, to carry out observations as a key person and keep records so that the children’s attainment and progress is effectively and regularly assessed.
  • Timely and accurate record keeping
  • To advise the Leader or Deputy of any concerns, to include concerns about children, staff members or equipment.
  • To work within the current policies, procedures and practices that are in place.
  • To liaise closely with parents and carers ensuring that children’s individual needs are recognised and met, encouraging parental involvement and support.
  • To plan and implement termly parents evenings.
  • To attend any training or meetings when required.
  • To keep up to date with developments in Childcare practice and legislation and to share knowledge with other members of the team as appropriate.
  • To administer First aid as appropriate.
  • To keep confidential any information regarding the children, their families and other staff which is learnt as part of the role. 

Essential requirements

  • NVQ level 3 in Early Years Childcare and Education or equivalent
  • Understanding of the EYFS principles
  • Ability to work within an equal opportunities framework
  • Be child focused
  • Effective teamwork skills and room leadership skills
  • At least 3 years experience of working in a pre-school environment
  • Have initiative
  • Have an awareness of health and safety
  • Be flexible



Hours to be worked

6.5 hours -21.5 hours until July 2021

Closing date for applications

Start date

Friday 4 December 2020

Monday 4 January 2021

Contact details

Ali or Kellie on 01691 653147 or