Kickstart - EYFS Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 26 November 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 30 November 2021
Location: Birkenhead, CH422BL
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000303538

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

Rock Ferry Primary School

The EYFS Assistant will support the delivery of physical and emotional care for children in an Early Years setting. They will collaborate with EYFS staff to help them create a welcoming and inclusive learning environment, in which children can develop social skills and thrive.

They will support EYFS practitioners to take care of children’s physical and emotional needs. They will assist the supervision of children at meals and snack time, help plan activities for them and report any accidents that may occur. They will ensure high levels of hygiene and cleanliness in the nursery and maintain nursery equipment in a tidy condition. They will deal with parents’ queries and coordinate with the EYFS staff. They will also provide administrative support as needed.

An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates, this will be covered by the employer.

To apply for the position, you will be required to fill in our application form. When we receive this, your application will be assessed and you will be considered for interview. You will hear back within one to two weeks. If you are not successful, you will be provided with feedback about how to improve your application next time.

Applicants will have good communication skills and the ability to engage effectively with children. They will be committed to promoting the physical and emotional wellbeing of children and will have an awareness of Health and Safety policies and procedures. They will have a passion for working in the Early Years sector and an interest in the education sector. The ideal applicants will also have first aid training and professional experience in the early year’s sector or a related area (this is desirable but not essential).

Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 3, term time only


As part of this position, you will have access to an employability training offer which will provide a robust and high-quality programme boosting your work and employability skills. This will be provided by Premier Advisory Group (PAG).

PAG’s offer is designed in three complementary modules, which will empower you with the appropriate skills to enter the job market with more confidence. Our employability training offer consists of three core modules: Readiness to Work, Introducing Employability Skills and Developing Employability Skills.

The first two modules, which include sessions on CV writing, interview and job search support and an ICT refresher course, will equip you with the basis for improved employability across any role in any sector. The third module will enable you to further develop key employability skills, such as professional writing, critical thinking and communication skills. You will also be encouraged to start planning the future steps of your career.

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