Current Vacancies - Sept 18

Kindergarten Cover Person

This post is on when-needed basis and the hours and pay are according to the zero hours contract (at £9 per hour). Staff are required to have either a portable DBS or a DBS check which has been carried out by Wynstones, and to complete the other relevant paperwork.

Should a member of the Kindergarten staff be absent, the cover person will be called upon to help out for one or more mornings or afternoons. The expectation is that the cover person helps if she is free and willing and not required to be ‘on call’. There will be more than one cover member on the list.

The permanent member of staff left in the class will act as the stand-in teacher, the cover will carry out the duties of the assistant, under the supervision of the staff member.

The work will mainly be domestic: preparing snack, clearing the tables and washing up after snack, tidying away and other tasks as requested by the staff member, such as folding laundry or general clearing up. Duties will include helping children to go to the toilet and wash their hands, putting on and taking off waterproofs, helping younger children to change their clothes, helping the teacher and children tidy up after creative play.

There will be a short induction to our Kindergarten and a chance to meet the other staff. If there is a likelihood of a member of staff needing cover, we will try to give notice in advance. 

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Wynstones School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references from previous employers, and a DBS criminal record check at the enhanced level and compliance with Sections 15-25 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (eligibility to work in the UK).



Wynstones School

Church Lane

Whaddon, Gloucester GL4 0UF


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