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PRE-SCHOOL PRACTITIONER – Fixed Term Contract until 31st August 2021


Part time – approx. 14 hours per week, term time only, flexibility will be required.


Minimum Qualification

Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce, NVQ level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development, cache level 3 certificate in Pre-School Practice, or equivalent.

Enhanced DBS required prior to employment.


Practitioner required to:-

Work as part of a team providing a stimulating and varied programme of play and ensuring the safely and well-being of the children.


In order to achieve this the practitioner will:-

Help prepare and fully set out equipment before children arrive and tidy it up after the children leave.

Help plan, provide and take part in all the group's activities.

Listen to, encourage, enable, stimulate and ensure the safe keeping of the children.

Attend staff meetings and help to prepare, and implement, a curriculum for the group.

Take part in special events, outings and visits.

Encourage parental involvement.

Attend relevant meetings and courses as directed by the manager or committee.

Advise the manager of any matters requiring attention such as concerns about a child in line with the safeguarding policy.

Advise the manager of any equipment needing repair or replacement.

Keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff which is learned as part of the job. It should be noted that this includes photographs or comments about any pre-school or nursery child on social networking sites. Any such instance will involve instant dismissal.

Assist with regular observations of children and activities.

Pay especially close attention to children in his/her keyworker group, conducting regular observations, building up developmental records and working in close partnership with the children's parents.

Implement the group's policies, especially those on equal opportunities.

Assist with personal care of the children, e.g changing nappies.


The suitable applicant will need to provide prior to appointment:-

Two written references, two pieces of identification and original copies of necessary qualifications.


Level of Pay:- Will depend on qualifications and experience.


Start date:- 18th January 2021 / 19th April 2021 - depending on current commitments.


Please apply in writing with your CV to Kelly Worthington-Mahmood, Medstead Pre-school and Nursery, Roedowns Road, Medstead, Hants GU34 5LG.


Applications close on Friday 8th January 2021.

Please email for more information

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