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EYFS Nursery Support

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Job description

I am delighted to be working with a local primary school to recruit a forward thinking, caring, proactive and dynamic EYFS Teaching Assistant.  The school are looking for a Teaching Assistant who holds a minimum of a Level 2 Teaching Assistant Qualification to work within their early years settings. You should be ready to have an innovative approach to childhood development, allowing children to be free to explore their boundaries and perceptions, follow their imagination and guide that imagination toward beneficial learning.

Qualification Required

The ideal candidate should hold at least a Level 2 teaching assistant qualification or equivalent, you should also have relevant work experience. The school find that those who hold degress and qualifications in Childhood Studies or Childcare, Education Studies or similar qualifications seem to get on well within their Early Years settings.


As a Teaching Assistant, you should have experience in the following:

  • Planning and observation of Early Years children to support and push development and progress
  • Using IT based progression tools, such as Ipads, Tablets and computers to record their progress through pictures and videos (EG. Tapestry)
  • Realising child development through observation and assessment
  • Experience in the 'Personal Care' side of Nurturing Children (needs will vary for setting to setting, but the skill will be required when called upon)

Other skills that would be desirable would be:

  • Skills appropriate to Speech and Language therapy or development
  • Energetic and Vibrant approach to Childcare
  • Caring and Nurturing personality
  • Skills in Speaking and Listening observation
  • A happy and fun persona to match the feel of the nursery environment


The Role

The school is based in Central Scunthorpe. There might also be the opportunity to provide short term cover within the local area, so it is desirable that you can travel to Scunthorpe or surrounding areas. It is desirable that you travel but this is not essential. 

The day to day activity will be centred around small groups of children in your responsibility, or as part of a team supporting a larger group of children. As the Nursery Class Assistant you will engage the children in daily activities that will strengthen progression and monitor progress, and as a result plan your next day with a view to pushing their development in line with expectations and abilities. Basic behaviour management skills will be required to maintain an effective environment. Using your caring, loving and passionate approach, you will provide  children with a safe and happy place in which to explore their own abilities, feeling included and valued along the way.

You will aim to give the children the best possible start to their learning experience, and you will love to share in their success!


If you feel you match this role, send us your CV and we shall contact you.


All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later

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