Assistant job description

Assistant Teacher

Purpose of the position

  • To assist lead teachers in the day-to-day running of classroom.

  • To provide stimulating and varied programs of play and learning opportunities.

  • To ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children.

Primary responsibilities

  • To assist in the setting up and clearing away of all activities and equipment.

  • To ensure high standards of hygiene and safety are maintained at all times.

  • To ensure that any information received concerning the children is kept confidential at all times.

  • To actively encourage children’s progress in all areas of development, types and stages of play through interaction and extension of play activities.

  • To attend staff meetings as requested.

  • To attend training as requested.

  • To work as part of a team and support colleagues.

  • To encourage the participation and involvement of all parents of children attending the preschool.

  • To be flexible with the working practices of the preschool.

  • To be prepared to help when other areas of the preschool may be short staffed, or with domestic duties or other duties as specified by the preschool directors.

  • Direct all parent inquiries, no matter how trivial, to lead teachers.

  • Immediately report any suspicious person and/or activity to the security guard and directors.


The assistant teacher must meet the following basic requirements:

  • At least 1 year experience in a preschool classroom at the age level (internship could be considered to meet this criteria)

  • CPR/First Aid certification

  • Have the physical capacity to work with preschool/Kindergarten aged children (includes but is not limited to: bending, minor lifting, working on the floor)

  • 40 hours of DCF Training


The Child Enrichment Center is an equal opportunity employer. It is our goal to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment. The CEC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, physical or mental disability or handicap, national origin, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other legally protected status. Religion will not be considered a factor except where it is an occupational qualification and necessary to fulfill the school’s mission and vision.