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Teaching assistant for Pre school (Nursery) Le8

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Pre school (nursery) teaching assistant LE8

A LE8 Preschool are looking to appoint a Teaching assistant to start asap or for the start of the school term. The Preschool is recently built with a supportive staffing and attached to a larger than average mainstream primary school. The role will be from 12 - 6 and 52 weeks a year.

Your day-to-day tasks will include:

  • planning and supervising activities like arts and crafts, music and cooking
  • helping children to learn numeracy and language skills through games
  • taking children on outings
  • possible feeding and changing
  • observing children and making notes to write reports
  • making sure children are safe and well
  • With experience, you could become a key worker for one or more children. You'll monitor their progress and share information about their development with parents or carers.

The successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • the ability to assist the class teacher to plan effective and challenging programmes of study for all children which is set at each child's individual level
  • A good knowledge of the Foundation Phase and the EYFS Curriculum;
  • An ability to work with small groups of children, both indoors and outdoors, to support their learning;
  • An ability to establish good working relationships with the children, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs;
  • That they are able to supervise and support children, ensuring their safety and access to learning;
  • How to work as an important member of the pre school team, helping with the display of children's work and undertaking a range of tasks including photocopying, laminating and filing;
  • How to work independently and to develop child initiated learning;
  • How to track pupil progress within the programmes of study;
  • That they are able to use and apply whole school child protection procedures;
  • How to be a vital member of the reception and the staff team.

In return, the school offer the opportunity to:

  • Work in a pre school attached to a mainstream primary school
  • Work with a vibrant and enthusiastic team of early years' practitioners;
  • Enjoy working with wonderful children ;
  • Participate in an excellent programme of further professional development

You will also need a DBS which is Child Workforce ONLY which in registered on the Update Service. Teaching Personnel are able to support and guide you through the process of applying for your DBS;

If this is a role you feel you will be great at or interested in simply call Rachel on 0116 201 4494 or email

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.



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