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Preschool Assistant - Prestwood Infant School

  • Location: Chiltern & South Bucks
  • Ref: FS11237
  • Closing date: 20th November 2019
  • Contract type: Fixed Term / Secondment
  • Working hours: Part Time
  • Salary: See advert for detail


We are looking for a couple of Preschool Assistants at Prestwood Infant School on a fixed term contract (possible extension, dependant as numbers) Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 3.00pm, 24 hours per week, and one for 1 to 1 support, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30 to 1pm, 13.5 hours a week

Start date Tuesday 7th January 2020.

Our Preschool has gone through a period of exciting change having introduced younger children and embracing the additional funding some children can access.  Our Preschool is thriving and we are seeking additional Preschool Assistants to join our team.

About Us

Prestwood Infant School is an outstanding 2 form entry village school with incorporated Preschool, in a lovely location, federated with Prestwood Junior School.   

We are a friendly, sociable staff team, who care deeply about the children in our care.  We give children who attend a great start to their time in education, and understand that children have different needs and cater to them.


About the role

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Preschool Assistants to be part of our Preschool team and work either in the Main room or the Rainbow room (for our younger children). The Preschool provides a place for children to access the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS) through learning, play and exploration, both inside and out.

There are numerous benefits from working for a Bucks County Council school like good pension scheme, discounts of 50% off of Arriva bus travel, 34% off of Chiltern Railways services and a range of discounts through our Employee Benefits scheme.

See attached Job Description for more information.

About you

Level 3 childcare qualification is preferable.

To be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to children, parents and other staff members.

A team player and adaptable to changes.

We are seeking someone who has experience of working with 2-4 year olds; can provide a safe, fun environment for the children through a range of appropriate activities and play opportunities; have a clear understanding of the EYFS framework and take a role in activity planning and preparation.  You will be required to actively contribute to the development and quality of the setting, possess effective verbal and written communication skills, and be able to communicate well with parents or carers.  A level 3 childcare qualification is preferable.

See attached Person Specification for more information.

Other Information

Prestwood Infant School, and Bucks County Council are an equal opportunities employer, and as a responsible employer, we follow safer recruitment guidelines and will not accept a CV in lieu of a completed application form.  

A full job description and an application form is attached. 

For any queries and to apply please email Sarah Keeble at bursar@pvsf.org.uk or call the school office on 01494 862263. 

Closing date of 20th November 2019

The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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