Lunchtime Helper

Children's Centres Nurseries - Early Birds Neighbourhood Nursery

Name: Lunchtime Helper
Organisation: Children's Centres Nurseries - Early Birds Neighbourhood Nursery
Location: Early Birds Neighbourhood Nursery, Hollis Close, Long Ashton, North Somerset, BS41 9AZ
Type: Part Time
Monday 11am - 2pm Tuesday 11am - 2pm Wednesday 11am - 2pm Thursday 11am - 2pm Friday 11am - 2pm (NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE) Role Share basis. You may request one or more sessions.


Do you have an interest in catering and supporting young children? We are looking for 5 lunchtime helpers (or fewer if you can help on more than one day of the week).
You will support the Early Birds Nursery team before, during and after the lunchtime period.
You will volunteer alongside the Early Birds team to help prepare and serve tea for the nursery children and to help with clearing away afterwards.
Main responsibilities:-
• To help set up the room ready for lunchtime
• To welcome the nursery children
• To serve the pre-made, delivered meals to the nursery children
• Clear away after lunch, use the industrial dishwasher
• To ensure the risk assessment for the group is complied with
• Attend child protection basic awareness training

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Organisation Description



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Cause / Interests

  • Children

Types of Activity

  • Catering
  • General and Helping

Skills and Qualifications


To be approachable, have a friendly manner and a desire to be helpful
To be punctual and reliable
Have the ability to understand the importance of safeguarding and health and safety procedures as they apply to the group
Experience of food preparation or similar would be desirable but is not essential
Hold a Food Hygiene Certificate - or be willing to work towards this


Enjoyment and experience of working with young children
Satisfaction of supporting a valuable role in your community
Develop skills in food preparation
Develop personal qualities, such as confidence and self esteem
Gain experience to add to your CV
Possibility of a reference for future volunteering or employment opportunities

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Yes - milage is limited.
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Prior to starting the opportunity
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: Support available if required
Offer: NA
Training: Supported towards an online Level 1 Food Hygiene Certificate if not already held. 3 hour Child Protection Basic Awareness provided.
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, DBS Check, Informal discussion, References, Trial Period