Library Walk Assistant

Children's Centres Nurseries - Early Birds Neighbourhood Nursery

Name: Library Walk Assistant
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
Thursday mornings: 9.30 - 11.30 (but this can be flexible) This is an all year round opportunity, but term time only would be considered. You will be asked to attend a three hour Child protection Basic Awareness training session


Love books?
If you do, why not consider volunteering for our Library Walk Assistant opportunity.
We are looking for someone to walk with the children and staff to and from the library as well as encouraging the children to enjoy what books and libraries have to offer.

Main tasks and responsibilities
• To assist preschool staff to support children to get coats and appropriate outdoor clothing on
• To wear a hi-vis jacket
• To accompany staff and children on the walk between nursery and library, there and back. There may be some handholding required
• To help children settle into the library
• To support the children and staff when selecting books and using the library equipment to check books in and out of the library
• To assist staff to support children to remove their outdoor clothing and settle back into the preschool room
• To review the library visit and provide any feedback to the preschool staff

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Cause / Interests

  • Art and Culture
  • Children
  • Education and Literacy

Types of Activity

  • General and Helping

Skills and Qualifications


Personal qualities, skills and experience required
• Approachable, friendly manner, and a desire to be helpful
• Self-confidence and an ability to put others at their ease
• Non-judgmental attitude
• Good listener and good communication skills
• Punctual and reliable
• Experience of being around children (as a parent / carer / at work / as a volunteer)
• Understanding of the challenges of parenting
• Ability to understand the importance of safeguarding and health and safety procedures, as they apply to the group


What could the benefits be to you?
• Enjoyment of working with children and Early Years professionals
• Experience of working with children
• Satisfaction of supporting a valuable role in your community
• Developing skills in working with children
• Developing personal qualities, such as confidence and self-esteem
• Experience to add to your CV
• Possibility of reference for job application
• Satisfaction of supporting your community
• Experience to add to your CV

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Yes. Public Transport. Mileage using your own motor vehicle is limited.
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Prior to starting the opportunity
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: Support workers are welcome to accompany volunteers if required
Offer: NA
Training: Child Protection Basic Awareness course
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

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