Assistant for Checkendon Preschool CIO

We are looking for a new enthusiastic member to join our happy team to work 7am – 4pm, 5 days a week, term time only.

Job Description

Job Title:                                Preschool Assistant

Based At:                               Checkendon Village Hall

Responsible To:                   Senior Supervisor

Job description:             To work as a key person as part of the preschool team under the direction of the senior supervisor and deputy supervisor to provide safe, high quality education and care for young children. To maintain a stimulating and enjoyable environment.


 GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:                    

  • To assist with ensuring that the pre-school provides a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at every session
  • To assist in the preparation of an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress
  • To provide a high standard of care and education is provided and that Ofsted requirements are met at all times
  • To work with other professionals in the local area for the benefit of children and families


Essential: GSCE 6 to grade C or above. We are happy to provide a training place for a the right candidate, course fees to be paid by the candidate.

Desirable: NVQ Level 2 or above. Paedeatric First Aid Certificate. Able to speak another language.

General and Special Knowledge

Essential: Experience of Early Years Foundation stage and Ofsted regulations, demonstrate an up to date knowledge of current thinking in developments in early years.

Desirable:  Up to date with current child safety and safeguarding legislation.

Attitude: positive approach to gaining further qualifictions if necessary. Positive and nurturing approach to both parents, staff and children.

You will be expected to work 5 days per week from 7am until 4pm. Salary dependent on experience.
Please apply using the form by email to 

Checkendon Preschool CIO take their safeguarding responsibilities very seriously and will require enhanced DBS checks of any candidate applying for any position within the Preschool.

Download the application form