Teatime Assistant

Children's Centres Nurseries - Early Birds Neighbourhood Nursery

Name: Teatime 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
Monday 3pm - 4.30pm Tuesday 3pm - 4.30pm Wednesday 3pm - 4.30pm Thursday 3pm - 4.30pm (NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE) Friday 3pm - 4.30pm (NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE) Role Share basis. You may request one or more sessions


Can you spare an hour and a half every week on a weekday afternoon? We are looking for 5 volunteers (or fewer if you can commit to more than one session) to be Teatime Assistants at Early Birds Neighbourhood Nursery. 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 tea time
To help prepare tea (sandwiches, tea cake, beans on toast etc)
To welcome and serve the nursery children
To ensure the risk assessment for the group is complied with
Attend a three-hour child protection basic awareness training session
Hold or be willing to work towards a Food Hygiene certificate

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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, 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
Have 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
Attend a Child protection Basic Awareness course or be able to provide evidence of attendance within the last three years at an equivalent course


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: Available
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Prior to starting the opportunity
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: Support available if required
Offer: NA
Training: Supported towards a Food Hygiene Certificate if not already held. Child Protection Basic Awareness course
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

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