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Childcare Assistant - St James’ CE First School & Nursery, Alderholt

Salary details: £6169 - £6418

Occupational group
School Support Staff
Salary details
Grade 3 (SP 2-4) £9.43 to £9.81 hourly rate
Job term
Part time, Term time only
Appointment type
Fixed Term
Jo Hudson
Contact email
Contact telephone
01425 653063
Closing Date
01 October 2021
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St James’ CE First School & Nursery, Alderholt

Childcare Assistant

Fixed Term End date: 31/08/2022 (possibility to extend)

15 hours per week

We are seeking to appoint a fun, friendly and caring childcare assistant to join our friendly team in supporting our nursery and early years team. You should have at least a level 3 qualification in childcare and qualifications in forest schooling would be desirable but not essential. This appointment will start as soon as possible in the autumn term 2021.

Duties will include:

  • Providing a happy and welcoming environment for the children; playing and engaging with the children, extending their ideas and capturing learning in the moment.
  • Getting out and about into our forest site and engaging in our forest school activities.
  • There will be some group led activities and knowledge of early phonics would be desirable.
  • Recording children’s progress on their online learning journeys– updating their journal with observations and linking them to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
  • Supervising children during mealtimes and toileting/ hygiene routines.
  • Forming friendly relationships with Parents, working alongside them to provide best support for their children’s development, maintaining confidentiality with any information shared.
  • Working as a part of the wider school team to ensure progression throughout each child’s early education experience.

A full list of duties is attached on the job description.

St. James’ CE First School and Nursery are committed to equal opportunities and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful candidate will be required to have an enhanced security check performed by the Disclosure & Barring Service in line with the Government’s safer recruitment guidelines and will be offered the position subject to satisfactory references.

For more information please telephone the school on 01425 653063.

Applications can be made online here at DorsetForYou.

Please call the school to discuss the position further and visits are welcomed by prior arrangement.

Closing Date:  1st October 2021

Interview Date:  w/c 11th October 2021

This role is UK based and your Right to Work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.