Childcare Assistant @ St Wilfrids Burgess Hill

Full Time
Burgess Hill
Posted 1 month ago

Job Title:                            Senior Childcare Assistant

Salary:                                Up to £11.44 depending on age and experience

Hours:                                2.45pm–6.30pm term time only

Days:                                  Monday to Friday

Department:                      Childcare

Reporting to:                     Club Manager

Location:                           St Wilfrids Catholic Primary, Burgess Hill


At Pioneer Childcare we believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life.  That’s why we employ the most skilful and capable staff.  Our aim is to provide opportunities that allow children to thrive in environments that are stimulating, engaging and fun. 


As an experienced Childcare Assistant, you are a central part of the team, specifically responsible for working at Afterschool Club delivering engaging and fun activities to the children in our care.

The role is term time only; however, we do run successful holiday camps in Burgess Hill with the attraction of additional hours throughout the year if you want to join us.

You will lead in all aspects of club, including the delivery of activities, during high-tea and at transitioning times.  You will ensure that you are an excellent role model and meet the standards expected to deliver our high-quality childcare.  This senior role is an excellent start for our managers training if required.

Key features: 

  • Ensure children are happy and engaged in their activities
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of the children
  • Build effective relationships with children and your colleagues
  • Lead a range of activities for children of all ages
  • Ensure company policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Attend regular training and development opportunities 

Key tasks and responsibilities: 

Reporting to the Club Manager your tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Actively supporting your club:
  • Lead a range of activities independently, for children of all ages and abilities
  • Supervise and lead outdoor play
  • Lead Holding Activities
  • Manage high tea
  • Understand Club timings and help to resolve issues
  • Lead first aid incidents when necessary
  • Have a strong knowledge of safeguarding and prevent
  • Plan activities with differentiation
  • Be secure in the Pioneer Curriculum and our values

What we offer:

  • Fantastic support with weekly meetings
  • Flexible working patterns to dovetail with other commitments.
  • Excellent Company ethos and vision
  • 24/7 access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Paid accredited training
  • Discounted childcare
  • Rewards for recommending friends to come and join the team
  • Excellent career progression
  • Fun working environment
  • Staff social events
  • Free uniform
  • Additional hours at our Holiday Camps

To apply, or to find out more, please visit our website and download an application form or get in contact – we’d love to hear from you.  |  01444 411388    |  [email protected]

Pioneer Childcare is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Any job offer is subject to obtaining two positive references and the completion of an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

There is also the requirement to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK.

Pioneer Childcare nurtures diversity through inclusive practices.  We will consider all qualified applications for this position regardless of their age, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disabilities, or other characteristics.

Pioneer Childcare are an equal opportunities employer, we value equality, diversity, and inclusion.  We are a fair organisation and do not discriminate against candidates, we also consider requests on application from candidates wishing to work flexibly, part time or job share.

As an employer Pioneer Childcare are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of all our staff and reasonable adjustments will be made during the application and interview process.

Job Features

Job CategoryChildcare
Salary£6.40 - £11.44/hour depending on age and experience
Contracted weeks38 weeks a year
LocationBurgess Hill

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