Early Years Teaching Assistant – Maternity Cover
Barlaston C.E (VC) First School
Little Dormouse Nursery and Barlaston CE (VC) First School are looking for a motivated, empathetic and passionate individual to join our Early Years family; to work with us to fulfil our Early Years vision ‘Together we achieve through nurture, nature and passion’.
You will work across both our Reception and Nursery class, supporting the teacher and other practitioners. Your main duties will include:
Assisting with the set-up of engaging early years’ provision.
Planning and implementing our early years’ curriculum
Ensure children are continually encouraged to be outstanding learners through support
and positive learning experiences.
Eating with and supervising the children during snack and lunchtimes.
Providing detailed feedback of observations and assessments to the class teacher and
early years lead.
Completing the relevant paperwork in accordance with current practice.
Assisting with our 1:1 and small group interventions
Work experience within an early years setting, specifically 3-5 year olds.
Knowledge of the early years’ foundation stage, development matters and the early
Have good written and oral communication.
Be able to create and maintain strong, respectful and professional relationships with
parents, children and staff.
A recognised level 2 (or equivalent) qualification in Supporting teaching and learning.
Paediatric first aid
Food hygiene training
A recognised level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification.
Familiar with/trained in Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised
In return we will offer:
A safe, fun and professional working environment where you will be respected and
valued as an individual and part of a team.
Access to regular and relevant training and courses to ensure you are abreast of
developments and knowledge within the field.
School holidays in line with Staffordshire County Council term dates.
Opportunities for additional hours through the school holiday periods.
Starting salary £22737 pro-rata
Working Hours- 8.45am to 3.45pm Term Time Only.
Barlaston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and families and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The position is temporary maternity cover. Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced criminal record check with barred list through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, references, right to work in the UK and verification of qualifications satisfactory to the school).
We will also be undertaking online checks in line with the latest KCSIE guidance for any
shortlisted candidates. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and adhere to the school’s child protection policies and procedures.
Closing Date: 29/02/2024
Start date to be agreed with the successful applicant.
Applications and relevant forms to be sent via email, for attention of Head of Early Years to:
Mr Adam Peel
Barlaston C.E (VC) First School
Please note: Only fully completed application forms will be put forward for shortlisting.
Successful candidate will be contacted on the same day to provide relevant documents for DBS check and employment check information before the end of term on 22nd December 2023.