Class Assistant

at UAE Manpower
Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date Posted February 8, 2019
Category Education
Work Hours Day


The Class Assistant’s primary role is to provide support to teaching assistants and the class teacher in caring for children and maintaining a safe, clean and stimulating environment in the nursery.


Position Responsibilities and Functions:

To support the class teacher and teaching assistants in 1. Assisting children in their learning and play activities -

  • Encouraging children to follow the teachers’ instructions.
  • Helping to encourage and maintain children’s positive behavior.
  • Preparing materials and resources for daily arts and crafts activities, helping to create

displays of children’s work, photocopying, and other tasks.

  • Assisting class teachers with maintaining children’s records as directed – iCare

feedback application, learning journals, toileting and sleep records etc.

  • Assisting at events, holiday camps and during afternoon club as required.
  • Assisting the teaching assistant and/or delivering certain aspects of the teachers’

lesson plan/activities if the teacher is absent (only when directed by management.)

  • Attending training and CPD sessions as required.
  • Assisting parents at drop off/pick up time - collecting children’s personal items

together, ensuring faces are clean, hair and clothes are tidy, nappy has been changed/they have been to the toilet and reminding parent to sign in/out on class register.

  1. Taking children to the toilet, washing their hands and changing nappies as directed by the nursery nurse following induction training.
  2. Helping children at meal and break times –
  • Heating food where necessary using relevant health and safety guidelines.
  • Assisting children with aprons, opening lunchboxes and taking their seats.
  • Feeding children where necessary and encouraging them to feed themselves.
  • Ensuring all snack/lunch items belonging to each child are kept safe, organized and

packed away again after use.

  • Cleaning up after meal times – packing away leftover food into lunchboxes (to be

returned home), wiping tables, sweeping the floor, taking out rubbish.

  • Checking that children have not been given prohibited foods - nuts etc.
  1. Cleaning duties –

Helping to maintain a safe, secure and clean environment for learning and play.

  • Daily cleaning duties and weekly deep clean as scheduled by the cleaning supervisor.



Essential Qualifications:


  • fluent English speaker
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Good team player
  • Passionate about caring for and working with young children
  • A Level or Equivalent High School Leavers’ Qualifications


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Diploma Holder in Child care Field–CACHE1or2
  • 2 or more years experience in a British curriculum and/or Montessori nursery


Interested candidates can send their CV

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