Child Care

Pre-School Assistant

  • Croydon
  • £9.50
  • Stepping Out Pre-School
  • 16-20 hours per week


Stepping Out Pre-school is situated within Holy Innocents Church in South Norwood. The pre-school is based in a large hall which has a safe and happy environment, children have free-flow access to an outdoor garden as well as a wide variety of resources to help develop their skills and imagination as part of the EYFS framework.

Stepping Out Pre-school is a diverse setting and we welcome all families and children within the community of all abilities. The staff have many years of experience working with all kinds of children, including those who have additional needs. 


The purpose of this role is to work as an assistant to support the deputy in our pre-school in providing children with a safe and happy learning environment and offering support to their families. You will need to support the deputy in daily routines, e.g. Storytime. You will also be required to attend meetings and training when necessary.


The vacancy is Part-Time on a six-month probationary period, the rate of pay is £9.50 p/h. The candidate will be required to have a Level 3 in Childcare.


Experience, Skills and Qualifications

  • Level 3 in Childcare
  • Need to have a good knowledge of the EYFS
  • Regular risk assessments
  • Level 1 safeguarding
  • Efficient at tracking children’s progress
  • Experience of working with SEND children and can support their needs
  • Have worked with children aged 2-5 years old for at least 3 years
  • Have had keyworker responsibilities and be able to write reports, 2yr progress checks, clear and specific observations and next steps
  • Plan and cater for differentiating needs
  • Knowledge of writing weekly, planning sheets
  • Excellent communication skills in partnership with parents and other professionals


The successful candidate needs to be enthusiastic, friendly and be a team worker as well as have good communication skills


Please register with Croydon Works below and then either collect an application form from the preschool at Holy Innocents Church Hall, South Norwood or email


Forms need to be returned by 3pm on 17th May 2019.


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