Hours: 30 hours per week fixed, permanent post.

You are looking for your next career step, a new challenge and a job with a purpose.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant to join our OFSTED Outstanding nursery and after school club teams. Our work is based across our two sites (The Chessel Centre and The Southville Centre).

About you: you’re motivated, reliable and have a positive attitude and approach. Ideally you will have some related experience however we would be willing to offer training and support to the right candidate.

About the role: you will be supporting the smooth running of the nursery and after school club routines, developing relationships with children and families and assisting with activities and experiences for children. This role could include undertaking a work-based Level 2 or 3 qualification route.

About us: We are committed to supporting our team members’ professional development and can offer the right candidate a fantastic opportunity in a unique childcare setting. We are a charity and run as a community business and we are proud to say that we reinvest our profits back into developing the community of the children we look after.


Purpose/ Objective: To assist in promoting the provision of the highest standard of care and education in a stimulating, secure and friendly environment. Early Years Assistants should assist with the daily running of the setting and support Early Years Practitioners in providing positive experiences.

Duties and Responsibilities


Support the highest possible standard of care and emotional support. Assist with tasks which contribute to meeting children’s basic physical and security needs and take opportunities to build positive relationships with children.

Ensure all children are valued and included. Promote an anti-discriminatory framework in all areas & assist with ensuring all children’s individual needs are met.

Support the implementation of planned activities and contribute relevant information about children’s achievements. Work alongside Early Years Practitioners to implement activities and lead pre-planned small group times in their absence.

Record information about children’s achievements and report this to their ‘Key Worker’.

Engage in play experiences and interactions with children. Value children’s choices, interests and self-directed play and take any opportunities to interact/engage in these with them.


Contribute to positive partnerships with parents and carers. Interact with parents, providing information and feedback about their child’s day/session.


Contribute to the development of the setting and commit to furthering personal professional development.

  • Contribute ideas, and value the ideas of others, for developing the setting as a whole.
  • Contribute to personal review, appraisal and reflection opportunities and demonstrate a positive attitude to training opportunities.

Contribute to a positive, enthusiastic and progressive team.

  • Work alongside colleagues in a productive and positive way, making suggestions for improvement and attending staff meetings outside of nursery hours.

Understand how both Early Education & Childcare and BS3 Community policies relate to this role. 

  • Maintain a high level of professionalism, working within the organisations agreed policies and procedures.

Assist with the smooth running of the setting, completing all relevant tasks including those at the request of Practitioners and Senior Staff.

  • Conduct tasks which ensure the daily routine can be implemented, taking account of children’s individual needs.
  • Support the provision of an environment which is clean, safe and attractive and take appropriate steps to remedy or report issues in relation to this.
  • This job description does not represent an exhaustive list of duties which relate to this role. Practitioners are expected to understand and carry out any duties which are in keeping with the aims of this post.

Responsible to: Lead Practitioner.

Salary: £8.21 /hour.

Probationary Period: 6 months.

Setting: BS3 Community’s Early Education & Childcare services run at our two community centres. The Southville Centre has an 84 place day nursery, a 50 place after school club, a holiday playscheme, a breakfast club and a toddler group. We run a 54 place day nursery at The Chessel Centre.

To Apply: Email hr@bs3community.org.uk to ask for an application pack.

Deadline: 17th January 2020

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