Playgroup Leader

Closing date: 
15 Sep 2017
Little Oaks Preschool Lambeg is currently looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and caring individual to lead the current staff team to deliver a quality playgroup experience for the 24 children in its care.

Within the terms of Little Oaks’ policies and procedures the Playgroup Leader is responsible for the management of the preschool and ensuring that there is a safe, caring and welcoming environment for the children and their families.


To prepare and deliver a Development Programme for 3-4 year olds attending their pre-school year, maximising the opportunities for learning through play.

To perform key worker responsibilities for children, recording daily observations and carrying out assessments on the children.


Essential Criteria:  

QCF Level 5 Diploma in Childcare, Learning & Development or a degree in Early Years' Education or equivalent. Applications may also be considered from those currently enrolled in the CCLD 5. 

Plus A minimum of 2 years work experience in the last 5 years in an early years' setting which had funded (PEAG) places or as a teacher in nursery/KS1. Knowledge and understanding of children's developmental needs. Knowledge and understanding of curriculum guidance for preschool education. Experience of managing staff. Experience of observations and assessments. Current Child Protection Certificate.

Desirable Criteria: Current Paediatric First Aid Certificate and Health & Safety training, Level 2 Food Safety, I.T. qualification or training.  

Hours: 26 hours per week Monday - Friday term time       

Pay: Subject to qualifications and experience

Closing date for applications: 15th September 2017

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Application Method:  Please send a cv and covering letter to [email protected] or by post to Little Oaks Pre-school, 109 Queensway, Lisburn BT27 4QS.

In line with current legislation, all applicants must be willing to undergo an Access NI check.

Closing date:
15 Sep 2017
Job Information
26 hours per week
Contact Information
Dorinda McElvanna
109 Queensway
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