We currently have two vacancies for a Preschool Assistant and a Treasurer. Please see below for more information on each role.



Preschool Assistant

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Early Years Practitioner with a passion for working with children aged 3 to 4 years in our Preschool. Kirtlington Preschool is committed to providing excellent care and education for children who attend our setting and hold a current Good OFSTED judgement.

You will enjoy working as part of a caring and creative team who have a commitment to providing each child with rich and varied play opportunities and experiences to further their learning and development.

You should have a flexible approach to your work and enjoy working as part of a forward thinking, friendly and supportive team. The successful candidate will be committed to their own professional development and to the development of our children.

Due to the nature of this role, confidentiality and sensitivity of information are crucial. Kirtlington Preschool is committed to the safeguarding of children and operates a policy of Safer Recruitment. The successful candidate will be offered the post subject to DBS clearance and satisfactory references.

Please contact Rosie Wilcock or Isabel Brinkworth, if you would like to arrange a visit of the setting or require any further information.

Applicants should hold at least a Level 2 NVQ Early Years qualification (Level 3 would be preferable).

Post: Preschool Assistant

Salary: £14,440 per annum, pro rata

Hours: 20 hours per week, term time

8:30-12:30 Monday - Friday

Responsible to: Kirtlington Preschool Manager

Closing date for applications: Friday 8th July 2022 (noon)

Interview Date: TBC

Role Purpose

  • To respond to the individual needs of children.

  • To provide a responsive, nurturing, and stimulating environment for the children in Kirtlington Preschool.

  • To establish consistent, stable relationships with individual children and their families.

Main Duties

  • To promote the settings vision and values throughout provision and practice.

  • To understand and work to the settings policies and procedures e.g. child protection, health and safety, and confidentiality.

  • To work to EYFS, OFSTED and Kirtlington Preschool requirements.

  • To meet the needs of the children as a key person, through physical care, relationships, play, teaching, and interaction.

  • To provide a nurturing, stimulation, and challenging environment for children both indoors and outdoors.

  • To contribute to observations of individual children which enables staff to respond to and play for children’s individual needs and development.

  • To contribute to planning for individual children to celebrate and extend their interests, well-being, and learning.

  • To contribute to record keeping.

  • To contribute to selecting and maintain appropriate resources and equipment.

  • To work as a member of a team, supporting other team members and contribute to team meetings.

  • To respect and respond to individuals rights and to their family and community backgrounds.

  • To promote equality of opportunity and inclusive practice.

  • To reflect on personal practice and contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of practice and provision within the setting.

  • To have a commitment to personal and professional development e.g. to attend supervision, appraisal, training.

  • To work closely with other professionals who are involved with children and families in your group.

  • To undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required by the settings Manager and Senior Preschool Supervisor.

Please click here to apply via Reed.