Trainee Pre-School Coordinator

Job description

The employer is: CHIRPY CHICKS PLAYGROUP LTD. You will be responsible for preparing and supporting the children during play sessions, ensuring safe, stimulating play that will provide for the needs of the whole child. This will involve being a part of planning, preparing and delivering play based activities appropriate for children aged 2 years 10 months-4 years, and making observations of play to ensure progressive learning for the children. This work will be carried out with curricular guidance from the Director and Pre-School Leader in line with the mission, vision and aims of the Pre-School, and based on the Curricular Guidance for Pre-Schools (2018) from the Education Authority..


  • Provide safe, stimulating group play to meet the social, linguistic, creative, physical, imaginative, emotional needs of each child.
  • Establish productive working relationships with children, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all children within the pre-school.
  • Organise appropriate learning environment and resources for play sessions in line with directions from the Leader, in their absence the Deputy Leader, and the Directors.
  • Select and prepare resources to take account of children's interests, language, and cultural background.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers, exchanging information, facilitating their support for their child's attendance.
  • Encourage all children to interact and work cooperatively with others and engage all children in activities.
  • Ensure there is a good, happy atmosphere at each session.
  • Manage resources effectively and ensure play areas are left tidy and ready for the next session.
  • Take time to listen and respond to children and encourage them to develop.
  • Provide information and advice to enable the children to make choices about their own behaviour.
  • Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.
  • Ensure the children are supervised at all times.
  • Ensure Accident and Incident records are filed for each situation should one occur.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities as appropriate.
  • Take part in special events, outings and visits as well as staff meetings.
  • Advise the Pre-School Leader of any matter requiring attention such as concerns about a child or equipment needing repaired and replaced.
  • Provide support to the Pre-School Leader to ensure the highest standards are maintained.
  • Work in conjunction with the Pre-School Leader and Director to resolve any difficulties that might arise during the day to day running of the pre-school.
  • Seek advice regarding any difficult situations so as to maintain the necessary levels of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Director.

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or equivalent.
  • Good communication skills.
  • No other experience required as training will be provided.

Further Information

The employer is: CHIRPY CHICKS PLAYGROUP LTD. Salary: 16-17yrs £4.81, 18-20yrs £6.83, 21-22yrs £8.36, 23-24yrs £9.50. Work time: Monday-Friday 8:45am-1:45pm Although this is a part-time temporary opportunity hours may be extended and it could lead to a permanent position. The job advert may end before the closing date if requested by the employer. You will be entitled to annual leave during this job opportunity.

Application Information

JOBSTART IS OPEN TO 16-24 YEAR OLDS. If you are on UC contact your Work Coach via your Journal. If you are in receipt of JSA, IS or ESA phone a Work Coach on 0300 200 7807. If you are 18-24 years and not in receipt of benefits phone 028 9072 6797 to check if you are eligible for the Scheme.

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Childcare and Social Work
Co Down
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Monday-Friday 8:45am-1:45pm

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