Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • To plan and organize activities and opportunities to extend learning.
  • To produce accurate and effective observations so as to assess the child’s progress and the effectiveness of the learning environment.
  • To support the development of the children through the early years framework.
  • To manage the children’s behavior and routines in line with the settings policies and procedures.
  • To maintain objective, accurate and up to date records that identify the children’s’ individual needs abilities and progress, and use these as a focus for future planning.
  • To work in partnership with the parents and caregivers at all times.
  • To work within the settings health and safety guidelines and undertake specific tasks related to the safety and hygiene of the children and the setting.
  • To share tasks as necessary. Keep, tidiness, and cleanliness of the setting and which contribute to the general well being of the team.
  • To plan for outings and be aware of the additional responsibilities needed for the children’s safety.
  • To participate in and contribute to regular staff meetings
  • Keep up-to-date with research and training so as to improve skills and knowledge and develop a positive attitude that enhances practice.
  • To supervise and assist Assistant Teachers and helpers to ensure their practice is of high quality.
  • To be responsible for own personal and professional development by receiving relevant training.
  • To undertake any other task as requested by the management that is necessary for the smooth running of the setting and the welfare of the children in its care.

Qualifications and Desired Skills

  • Be working towards or have completed an Early Years or equivalent qualification
  • First Aid Certificate (optional)
  • The ability to communicate effectively with young children, preferably in both languages.
  • Ability to work in a helpful and courteous manner promoting a positive image of the preschool
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Flexibility and willingness to undertake a range of tasks in a friendly and efficient manner


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