Careers

At Watoto Pre-School we believe it is paramount that we support our staffs continuous professional development through various means - external/internal training, peer observations, coaching etc. This allows us to support staff career progression and help develop their skills and knowledge which also enhances the high quality we strive to maintain in Pre-School. 

Pre-School Positions - Vacancies

If you are interested in joining the Watoto Pre-School family, please look through our current vacancies below and email (hr@watotopreschool.org.uk)  us your CV and confirmation of which job you would like to apply for. 

Manager


No vacancies currently avaliable




Senior Early Years Practitioner VACANCY


Job Description

We are a long-established setting and aim to provide high quality early education and childcare for each individual child, we’ve been trusted by families to provide early years childcare for over 25 years.

About the role

The role is term time only (39 weeks), Monday – Friday, reporting to the deputy manager. The chosen candidate must have the ability to care for, nurture, and inspire awe and wonder with the overarching goal of giving children the opportunity to become active learners through play..

Responsibilities

  • You will be mentor and supervisor a small team of experienced & trainee staff team. Full induction will be provided along with ongoing Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Further career development opportunities are also supported.
  • Tend to the basic needs of children when required, such as toilet training, feeding and washing
  • Provide a good balance of spontaneous and carefully supported activities that support the all-round development of children.
  • Ensure the health, safety and welfare of children in line with our ‘keeping everyone safe’ policies and procedures
  • Act as a support system to children and offer warm and friendly guidance, support and advice when needed
  • Manage children’s behaviour and support them to effectively manage their own behaviours
  • Liaise with colleagues, parents/guardians and carers to meet the individual needs of each child in our care

Location & commitments

  • Term-time only based at our Preschool in Sheffield / Burngreave
  • 39-week yearly contract (38 weeks plus 5 inset days)
  • 33.5 hours per week - 9am – 4.30pm
  • £9.20 per hour (increase 1April 20220)
  • Monday–Friday role
  • Occasional overtime may be required

Candidate requirements

Essential

  • Full level 3 qualification in childcare
  • A good standard of numeracy and literacy – GCSE English and Maths at grade C
  • Enhanced DBS check (or willing to undertake one)
  • Paediatric First Aid trained (or be willing to train with us)
  • Sound understanding of the early years foundation stage and safeguarding practises
  • Able to work in a very fast-paced environment
  • A great deal of empathy and compassion in dealing with children with complex needs

Desirable

  • 6 months+ experience in a leadership role

Contact us to apply

If you’d like to join our vibrant team of early years practitioners, then apply today! Send your CV and a short cover letter across to our Watoto Preschool manager Sharon Brown hr@watotoprescool.org.uk




Early Years Practitioner (Apprentice)


No current vacancies




Bank Staff - VACANCIES


Bank staff are required by Watoto Pre-School to cover for or supplement the permanent or part time staff. Typically bank staff cover for sickness, absence, holidays and periods of temporary fluctuation in child numbers. Bank staff should understand and apply Watoto PreSchool’s policies and procedures. Bank staff will be expected to assist in ensuring all children attending receive high quality care, are kept safe and are supported to extend their learning in a stimulating and fun environment which meet their individual needs. Employment is on a casual zero-hour basis and you will be contacted directly by PreSchool if and when work is available, sometimes at very short notice – early in the morning. Please note that we are unable to guarantee hours of work. Roles And Responsibility Checklist. Detailed below are the principal tasks and activities associated with your role. Activities and tasks are carried out on a daily, weekly or as required basis. Pre-School management will be responsible for working with you to establish, maintain and monitor that the activities and tasks are being performed to the settings standards. Your role will be as set out in this job description but please note that the manager reserves the right to update your roles and responsibilities, from time to time, to reflect changes in, or to, your job. The list of duties in the job description should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. The schedule of responsibilities may well change in accordance with your experience and qualifications, so the following list of duties should be taken as the minimum requirement. Personal Responsibilities.

  • Provide high quality care and activities for the children and to recognise both individual and group requirements in a secure, safe and stimulating environment.
  • Ensure you are familiar with the key policies and procedures, especially safeguarding children, equal opportunities, behaviour management and health and safety. You will be provided with a copy of the Pre-School’s guide to policies and procedures.
  • Within reason to be able to respond to requests to work at a setting, sometimes at short notice.
  • Ensure parent issues and concerns are dealt with promptly and accurately. Keeping management informed.
We offer good rates of pay from £8.91 to £9ph but subject to age, experience and any relevant qualifications. References and an enhanced DBS check will be required.





Deputy Manager


No vacancies currently avaliable




Early Years Practitioner


No current vacancies




Early Years Practitioner (Volunteers)


No vacancies currently avaliable




Holiday Play Workers - VACANCIES


Senior Play Worker We are looking for an experienced senior play worker to lead on the further development and planning of Watoto Pre-School’s… before/after school and holiday playcare schemes. Can you take charge, increase occupancies levels, and ensure all children attending the playcare schemes receive high quality care, are kept safe and are supported to engage in fun activities on and off site? Are you a bubbly, lively, individual who love playing with children, doing arts & crafts, and generally getting involved in activities? Then we want you to join our friendly team! We offer good rates of pay from £8.91 to £10ph but subject to age, experience and any relevant qualifications. Bonus scheme linked to occupancy and generated income. References and an enhanced DBS check will be required.





Support Staff

Manager


No vacancies currently avaliable




Senior Early Years Practitioner VACANCY


Job Description

We are a long-established setting and aim to provide high quality early education and childcare for each individual child, we’ve been trusted by families to provide early years childcare for over 25 years.

About the role

The role is term time only (39 weeks), Monday – Friday, reporting to the deputy manager. The chosen candidate must have the ability to care for, nurture, and inspire awe and wonder with the overarching goal of giving children the opportunity to become active learners through play..

Responsibilities

  • You will be mentor and supervisor a small team of experienced & trainee staff team. Full induction will be provided along with ongoing Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Further career development opportunities are also supported.
  • Tend to the basic needs of children when required, such as toilet training, feeding and washing
  • Provide a good balance of spontaneous and carefully supported activities that support the all-round development of children.
  • Ensure the health, safety and welfare of children in line with our ‘keeping everyone safe’ policies and procedures
  • Act as a support system to children and offer warm and friendly guidance, support and advice when needed
  • Manage children’s behaviour and support them to effectively manage their own behaviours
  • Liaise with colleagues, parents/guardians and carers to meet the individual needs of each child in our care

Location & commitments

  • Term-time only based at our Preschool in Sheffield / Burngreave
  • 39-week yearly contract (38 weeks plus 5 inset days)
  • 33.5 hours per week - 9am – 4.30pm
  • £9.20 per hour (increase 1April 20220)
  • Monday–Friday role
  • Occasional overtime may be required

Candidate requirements

Essential

  • Full level 3 qualification in childcare
  • A good standard of numeracy and literacy – GCSE English and Maths at grade C
  • Enhanced DBS check (or willing to undertake one)
  • Paediatric First Aid trained (or be willing to train with us)
  • Sound understanding of the early years foundation stage and safeguarding practises
  • Able to work in a very fast-paced environment
  • A great deal of empathy and compassion in dealing with children with complex needs

Desirable

  • 6 months+ experience in a leadership role

Contact us to apply

If you’d like to join our vibrant team of early years practitioners, then apply today! Send your CV and a short cover letter across to our Watoto Preschool manager Sharon Brown hr@watotoprescool.org.uk




Early Years Practitioner (Apprentice)


No current vacancies




Bank Staff - VACANCIES


Bank staff are required by Watoto Pre-School to cover for or supplement the permanent or part time staff. Typically bank staff cover for sickness, absence, holidays and periods of temporary fluctuation in child numbers. Bank staff should understand and apply Watoto PreSchool’s policies and procedures. Bank staff will be expected to assist in ensuring all children attending receive high quality care, are kept safe and are supported to extend their learning in a stimulating and fun environment which meet their individual needs. Employment is on a casual zero-hour basis and you will be contacted directly by PreSchool if and when work is available, sometimes at very short notice – early in the morning. Please note that we are unable to guarantee hours of work. Roles And Responsibility Checklist. Detailed below are the principal tasks and activities associated with your role. Activities and tasks are carried out on a daily, weekly or as required basis. Pre-School management will be responsible for working with you to establish, maintain and monitor that the activities and tasks are being performed to the settings standards. Your role will be as set out in this job description but please note that the manager reserves the right to update your roles and responsibilities, from time to time, to reflect changes in, or to, your job. The list of duties in the job description should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. The schedule of responsibilities may well change in accordance with your experience and qualifications, so the following list of duties should be taken as the minimum requirement. Personal Responsibilities.

  • Provide high quality care and activities for the children and to recognise both individual and group requirements in a secure, safe and stimulating environment.
  • Ensure you are familiar with the key policies and procedures, especially safeguarding children, equal opportunities, behaviour management and health and safety. You will be provided with a copy of the Pre-School’s guide to policies and procedures.
  • Within reason to be able to respond to requests to work at a setting, sometimes at short notice.
  • Ensure parent issues and concerns are dealt with promptly and accurately. Keeping management informed.
We offer good rates of pay from £8.91 to £9ph but subject to age, experience and any relevant qualifications. References and an enhanced DBS check will be required.