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Great Doddington Village Preschool is a registered CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) and is operated by a voluntary committee board in partnership with the managers and staff of the setting. We have a very loyal community who enable the setting to thrive though supportive volunteering and fundraising efforts throughout the year. The children attending are aged between 2.5 and 5 years old and predominantly learn through play with a passion for outdoor learning.  


If you feel that this describes you and you want to take on either of these new, exciting roles with Great Doddington Village Preschool then please contact us at

Early Years Practitioner and Key Person

Great Doddington Village Preschool is looking for suitable applicants to fulfil a temporary position which has become available due to increasing demand to attend the Preschool. We are looking for a person that is passionate about outdoor play based learning, is committed and reliable to fulfil the Early Years Practitioner and Key Person role. They must be available to work on a part-time basis of 12.75 hours per week minimum.


Job Purpose:


  • To work within our Early Years Team, supporting the planning and implementation of activities with individual or groups of children.


Main duties:


  • Provide a purposeful, stimulating environment rich in learning opportunities, both indoors and outdoors.

  • Promote the inclusion of all children.

  • Use professional knowledge of the individual and diverse ways that children learn and develop, to meet their differing needs. To establish positive and sensitive relationships with children. To act as a role model and set achievable exceptions.

  • Be responsible for organising the environment inside and outside to ensure that resources and equipment are available and appropriate to meet the needs of the individual children in the group. These activities will take into account children's abilities, interests, language and cultural backgrounds.

  • Meet the physical needs of children, encouraging good standards of personal hygiene, whilst promoting independence.

  • To provide support for the children's emotional and social needs by implementing the principles of the settings relevant policies and role modelling high standards in all aspects of your role and personal conduct.

  • Encourage children to interact and work co-operatively with others.

  • Support the settings commitment on safeguarding children in all aspects of the service.

  • Be responsible for the planning, development and delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage in order to meet all learning interests and needs of children, extending them where necessary.

  • Contribute to the review and further development of the Early Years Foundation Stage in the setting.

  • Monitor and evaluate children's learning through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies. To contribute to the setting and review of Learning and Development Plan targets in addition to developmental action plans.

  • Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports for parents and other professionals on children's achievements, progress and related matters.

  • Develop positive and sensitive relationships with parents and carers to support their role in children's learning. To provide constructive feedback on children's progress/achievement, on a day-to-day basis or through parent meetings.

  • Be proactive in the continuation of your own learning to improve the outcomes for children and their families.

  • Have a clear knowledge of and adhere to all Health and Safety Regulations

  • To undertake any other duties and responsibilities as and when reasonably required by the Manager/Committee.


What are we looking for?



  • Childcare: 1 year (preferred)




  • Hours of work: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 08:00 until 12:15. Total of 12.75 hours per week.

  • Term-time only. Immediate start. Temporary contract until 16th July 2021 with the possibility to extend.


Salary: £8.91-£9.08 per hour

Closing date for applications: 8th May 2021

Volunteer Helpers


We welcome volunteer helpers who are able to come and support the staff and children. This provides us with valuable support to help the children and staff at Preschool. We have regular parent, grandparent and local members of the community currently volunteering. If you are interested in this, please contact us to discuss further.

Ongoing - no closing date. 

Fundraising and Volunteer Lead - Volunteer Committee Role 

Great Doddington Village Preschool is looking for suitable applicants to fulfil a volunteer position within the Committee Board. 

What are we looking for?


We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven individual to join the Volunteer Committee Board working alongside the Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer of the board as well as the management and staff of Preschool. Organisation, drive and excellent communication skills are vital in this role to bring together the team, parents, children whom attend and the wider community to achieve the goals set out in the Fundraising and Volunteer Plan. The role is very rewarding offering regular opportunity to realise the benefits you enable through providing equipment, experiences and support to Preschool.  


Job Purpose:


To work within our Volunteer Committee Board, leading the Fundraising and Volunteer initiatives and team, working closely with Managers and Staff at Preschool.


Main duties:


  • Review all previous years fundraising and volunteer activities and make recommendations for improvements for new academic year.

  • Work with management team and Volunteer Committee Board to determine annual targets for volunteer hours and fundraising.

  • Identify new potential income streams and produce strategies to access these funds.

  • Manage an effective fundraising team that delivers volunteering hours and fundraising income, meeting set targets.

  • Revise and update current fundraising and volunteer plan. Make improvements as appropriate for effective and accurate planning and tracking.

  • Develop an annual calendar for the committee’s activities, including critical dates, milestones and required board actions.

  • Engage in promotion and networking of Preschool and the Committee.

  • Participate in annual special events and other fundraising activities.

  • Track and report progress toward fundraising goals to the Board on a minimum monthly basis.

  • Monitor & support fundraising efforts to be sure that ethical practices are in place, that donors are acknowledged appropriately, and that fundraising efforts are cost-effective.

  • Provide report annually for the Annual General Meeting (AGM).


Closing date for applications: 8th May 2021

Great Doddington Village Preschool is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.