High Kirk Community Preschool Ballymena seek Preschool Assistant

A vacancy has arisen at High Kirk Community Preschool Ballymena for a Preschool Assistant, starting September 2024.
The successful candidate for this permanent 23.5 per week post will be required to meet the following criteria.


QCF Level 3 in Childcare, or equivalent in Child Care Learning and Development, teaching degree or
equivalent Early Years qualification.

  • Minimum of one year’s continuous experience with Preschool/ Foundation children in a paid capacity.
  • Knowledge and experience of the Preschool/ Foundation curriculum.
  • Ability to identify concerns relating to the children and refer to the Preschool Leader.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to relate well to children and their parents/carers.
  • Willingness to attend training and meetings outside normal working hours.
  • An understanding of child development and the importance of meeting the needs of the individual child.
  • Friendly, caring, helpful, openminded.
  • Essential skills and a good working knowledge of ICT.
  • Be in sympathy with the beliefs and practices of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.


  • QCF Level 5 or working towards Level 5 in Child Care Learning and Development.
  • Experience of working with children who have English as an additional language.
  • Experience of working with SEN children.
  • Music skills.
  • First Aid skills.

The successful applicant will be paid: £11.98 per hour.
For a job description and application form please click the following link – https://www.highkirkpreschool.co.uk/preschool-assistant-vacancy/ or contact:
High Kirk Church Office, 65-71 Thomas Street, Ballymena, BT43 6AZ. You can also Email: office@highkirk.org.uk

Closing Date: Thursday 25 July 2024 at 12.00 noon.