Hillside Preschool

Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

Hillside Preschool
c/o Air Balloon Hill Primary School
Hillside Road
Bristol BS5 7PBTelephone Number 0117 9478371 Email: hillsidep1@outlook.com
Charity Number 1019979

We are looking to recruit a level 3 qualified practitioner working with children aged 3 and 4.
We are looking for an experienced person with a good knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage to join our proactive, motivated, and passionate team. We provide children with a well-resourced indoor and outdoor learning environment.

We are a busy and friendly Preschool and pride ourselves on providing level 3 qualified practitioners to give all children the best start on their learning journey.

The sessions will be: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 08.45 to 15.15
This will include a 30 minute paid lunch break to be taken alongside the children.
You will need to be flexible to work when needed and attend after work meetings and updates.
This is a term time only position

A relevant level 3 qualification is required as recognised by Ofsted.

Salary £11.44 per hour

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Interviews will be conducted on a continuous basis, upon receipt of suitable applications.

For further information and an application pack please contact Liz Grimshaw, Preschool Leader via email hillsidep1@outlook.com or telephone 01179478371.

In line with Hillside Preschool’s policy, any successful applicant is expected to provide satisfactory references and submit a DBS application. They are also expected to complete statutory training for example; Prevent, FGM, Child Protection, Safer Food Handling.

Hillside Preschool is committed to promoting Equality and Diversity.

Closing date for applications Thursday 29th February 2024.


Job Description – Early Years Practitioner Level 3

Job Purpose:
To enable children to engage in a range of play and learning opportunities and to participate in the day to day running of the preschool.

Responsible to:
The Manager/Deputy/Management Committee

Job Details:
£11.44 per hour – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 08.45 to 15.15 Term time only

Main duties and responsibilities:
• To provide and maintain a high-quality service and their families working as part of a team to meet children’s individual needs.

Children and Families:

• To develop and maintain positive relationships with children and families.
• To assist with the planning and delivery of a wide range of activities to meet and extend all children’s needs.
• To work within the EYFS and promote high standards of care for the children.
• To assume responsibility for key children and ensure that all children’s developmental needs are met, accurately recorded and learning journals are up to date.
• To maintain children’s safety and wellbeing at all times during attendance at the setting.
• To take any action required to ensure the safety and welfare of children and to report any concern immediately to the Manager.
• To ensure good communication between staff and parents/carers.


• To work as a positive role model and member of the staff team
• To attend staff meetings, supervision and appraisals and relevant identified training.
• To have a flexible approach to working with children throughout the setting.


• To work within policies and produces at all time
• To keep accurate records as required
• To maintain positive working relationships with relevant external professionals
• To support and develop an environment which is inclusive for all and recognises and encourages diversity.
• To represent the setting professionally at all times, maintaining the settings integrity and being open to both giving and receiving feedback.
• To undertake any other duties as reasonably directed by the Manager/Deputy/or management committee.