Pre-School and After School Club Assistant term time only 

Level 2 or above qualification in Early Years or Playwork

We are looking for a fun loving, enthusiastic and energetic person to join our team

at Charlton Acorns Pre-School and After School Club in September 2019. 

You'll need a range of skills and qualities to support the children at our brand new club:-

  • Passion and enthusiasm
  • Commitment, to improve the lives of children and their families
  • Patience, with children, their families and the early years environment
  • Flexibility, to deal with change and the unexpected
  • Respect for others
  • Creativity
  • Lots of energy, to keep up with the children and stay motivated
  • Sense of humour to keep learning fun
  • Enjoy working in a team
  • Be able to facilitate play; cooking; creative activities; games, inside and out!


Pre-School - one week day flexible 8.30 – 2.45pm

After School 2.45 -6.15 across Monday- Friday

Term time only. We would also consider a job share.

There is also the option of a free childcare place if required in ASC.


There may also be additional opportunities to work some hours within the preschool on an adhoc basis, to cover staff absences/ training. Training will be provided for statutory courses.


Pay will be dependent on experience.


This job will require an enhanced DBS check, two references and an interview.


For an application pack please click on the links below or if you would like to discuss the position please call Louise on 01235 224088 or email



Deputy Manager After School Club

Hours: After School Club: 2:45pm-6:15pm, further hours available in Breakfast Club if needed.Main purpose of the job

To organise and supervise the After School Club team, to ensure the safe and appropriate supervision of pupils during Breakfast and After School Club.

Main Responsibilities and Duties

  • To supervise and assist a team of play workers in our Wrap Around Provision.
  • Prepare the After School Club facilities and activities, ensuring quality standards agreed are met.
  • Recognises the quality of the After School Club has an impact on learning and on pupils’ attitude to school.
  • To keep a register of children attending and to carry out all administrative duties in accordance with the role, for example, medical forms, etc.
  • To interact positively with children to encourage them to engage in meaningful and constructive activities, and to deal with emergencies that may occur.
  • Supervise children in collecting food, being seated, clearing away crockery, moving to activities, in activity area and/or playground as appropriate.
  • Organise and plan play and art activities, reading and homework support.
  • Establish good relationships with children – interact positively, encouraging cooperation and mutual support; monitor children’s well-being and readiness for class; provide help and support to children.
  • Encourage good behaviour by using praise and reward and taking action with poor behaviour in line with school policy.
  • Ensure health and safety of children – maintain a register of children attending, control access to other parts of the school, administer any necessary basic first aid, record all injuries in the accident book, ensure children understand action to be taken in case of fire. Ensure a First Aid Box is taken outside during outdoor activities.
  • Treat all colleagues in a courteous and helpful manner, challenging racism and discriminating behaviour.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required. Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop. To demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to the policies and procedures of Charlton Acorns Pre-School.

 Data Protection: Be aware of responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1984 for the security, accuracy and relevance of personal data held on such systems and ensure that all administrative and financial processes comply with this. To maintain client records and archive systems, in accordance with departmental procedure, policy and statutory requirements.

Confidentiality: Expected to treat all information acquired through your employment, both formally and informally, in strict confidence. There are strict rules and protocols defining employees’ access to and use of the school’s databases. Any breach of these rules and protocols will be regarded as subject to disciplinary investigation. There are also internal procedures in place for employees to raise matters of concern regarding such issues as bad practice or mismanagement.

Health and Safety: Every employee is responsible for their own Health & Safety, as well as that of colleagues, service users and the public. Employees should co-operate with management, follow established systems of work, use protective equipment where necessary and report defectives and hazards to management.

To contribute as an effective and collaborative member of the pre-school school team

  • To participate in training to be able to demonstrate competence.
  • To participate in first aid training as required.
  • Participating in the ongoing development, implementation and monitoring of the service plans.
  • Actively sharing feedback on policies and interventions.

Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment

We follow the policies and procedures of Charlton Acorns Pre-School.

Person Specification

The person specification is a picture of the skills; knowledge and experience needed to carry out the job. It has been used to draw up the advert and will also be used in the short listing and interview process for the post. If you are a disabled person and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please say this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria you will be short listed and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Essential Qualification:

Level 3 NVQ in Child Care and a Level 3 in Playwork

Essential Knowledge:

Understanding of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation.

Commitment to and understanding of Equal Opportunities.

Knowledge of child development and learning.

Knowledge of Ofsted requirements, the EYFS and other quality indicators.


Essential Skills and Abilities:

Confidence in dealing with young people, maintaining discipline, motivation and ensuring well-being of children including acting on bullying.

Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities.

Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.

Ability to promote school when talking to visitors, colleagues and members of the community.


Essential Experience:

A minimum of 2 years experience of working with children.

Experience of leading/managing other staff.

Working with or caring for pupils of relevant age (2-11)

First Aid Certificate.


Reports To: Pre-School Manager