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Location Industry Salary Posted on Closing date
WroxallChildcare£3.70 per hour Mon, 04 February 2019Mon, 18 February 2019

Here at The Isle of Wight College we work with a number of employers, in a vast array of industries. A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work in the office at Wroxall Primary School as a Pre-School apprentice.

Job Purpose

To support the Pre-School Manager in providing a safe and stimulating environment for all children.  To ensure that you give generous care and attention to each child, to play, work and learn together, to ensure the safety and well-being of the children.

Major Tasks

1.           Promote equality as an integral part of a role and treat everyone with fairness and dignity.

2.                  To develop and maintain a generic skill set that allows the Isle of Wight Council to employ your skills, abilities and experience across the Council and its formal partnerships as needed.

3.                  Build on what the children already know to ‘scaffold’ their learning enabling children to move forward in their development.

4.                  Assist with the planning of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

5.                  To be a key person, undertake observations of children and keep details, effective records which then ensures that the needs and interests of each child are met.

6.                  Prepare children’s profiles as directed by the Manager.

7.                  Communicate appropriate information to parents about the progress / achievements of their child.

8.                  Advise the Manager of any concerns you may have of any child or any child protection issues or concerns regarding a parent / carer as well as the safety of equipment, respecting confidentiality as necessary.

9.                  Be aware of any special educational needs of a child and familiarise yourself with the child’s IDP’s to ensure they have access to all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

10.              Implement planning through activities / experiences that are at the developmental level of each child differentiating them as appropriate. 

11.              Help set up the pre-school areas before the children arrive and to tidy / clean up after the children have left.

12.              Encourage children to take part in all activities, extending and stimulating play, listening to children and assisting them when needed.

13.              Play with children and become involved in the play / activities when appropriate.

14.              Promote positive behaviour by positive encouragement, praise and role modelling.

15.              Observe and record children’s play relating this to the stages of development.

16.              Assist with the children’s personal hygiene, washing hands, changing clothes / nappies when necessary.

17.              Supervise snack and lunch times.

18.              Follow the rota for checking and cleaning the toilets throughout the day.

19.              Be aware and follow the code of dress for Pre-School staff.

20.              Keep any information regarding children, families and other staff completely confidential.

21.              Assist and take part in special events, outings and visits.

22.              Attend staff meetings and hep in the planning process.

23.              Attend any relevant training as directed by the Manager / Headteacher or Governing Body.

24.              Assist and follow directions from the Manager.

25.              Attend parent consultations and any parents’ evenings if required.

26.              Recognise that parents / carers are their child’s first educators and are therefore the most important and that staff are co-workers in providing this care and education.

27.              Undertake any additional tasks as directed by the Manager / Headteacher or Governing Body.


If interested you will be required to work 28.75 hours a week Term Time only (39 weeks per year – term time only).  In addition to these hours 20% training or study time is required to be undertaken.

Your daily hours will be 08:45am – 03:00pm with half an hour for lunch – 6.25 hours per day.

The post holder will be paid on a hourly rate of £3.70 – 30 hours per week over 52 weeks per year.

Generic quality statement:  The Isle of Wight Council expects that its staff will adhere to its policies and procedures.  All members of staff are expected to be familiar with procedures and undertake appropriate activities to support their learning and development.

Safeguarding – The Isle of Wight Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and operates stringent safer recruitment practices. 

Diversity and Equality – All employees are expected to treat others with dignity and respect.

Health and Safety – The Isle of Wight Council has a duty to protect employees, all employees have a duty to protect themselves, and others from harm as far as is reasonably practicable.

Data Protection and ICT Security – All employees are required to ensure that any information or data collected or input in to a Council system complies with the standards set out and any associated processes that are specific to an area of work.

This job description is correct as at the date given above.  In consultation with the post holder it is liable to variation by management to reflect or anticipate changes to the job.  As a term of employment, the post holder may be required to undertake other duties in this post or, following consultation, any other post in any of the Isle of Wight Council’s Directorates.

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.70 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit:

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