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Early Years Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Are you a Level 2 Teaching Assistant looking for their next role for September?

We have a Level 2 Early Years Assistant vacancy open which will be Monday-Friday starting in September with Nursery.

Hours: 8:20am-3:15pm

We are looking for a friendly and hard working teaching assistant to work as part of our Nursery team.

The nursery class has 30 children aged 3-4 years. A full time teacher is responsible for the class as well as two teaching assistants. We ideally would like a candidate to have previous experience of working in early years and a relevant qualification.

You need to have DBS on the update service and ability to drive.

What we are looking for you to do:

Supporting Learning and Development:

  • Assist in planning and implementing activities that support the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.
  • Engage children in play-based learning, encouraging their curiosity and fostering a love for learning.
  • Help develop children's social skills, emotional well-being, and language abilities through interactive and supportive activities.
  • Monitor and document children's progress, sharing observations with the lead teacher and parents.

Creating a Safe and Nurturing Environment:

  • Ensure the nursery is a safe, clean, and welcoming space for all children.
  • Supervise children during activities, free play, and meal times to ensure their safety and well-being.
  • Implement and follow safeguarding procedures to protect children from harm.

Individualised Support:

  • Provide one-on-one or small group support to children with specific needs, ensuring they receive the attention required to thrive.
  • Assist with personal care tasks such as feeding, toileting, and dressing, promoting independence where appropriate.

Communication and Collaboration:

  • Work closely with the lead teacher to plan and deliver a cohesive educational program.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and caregivers, providing regular updates on their child's progress and well-being.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create a positive and supportive team environment.

Administrative and Organisational Tasks:

  • Help prepare and organize resources and materials for daily activities.
  • Assist with setting up and tidying the nursery space, ensuring it is always ready for the next session.
  • Participate in staff meetings, training sessions, and professional development opportunities.

Promoting Positive Behavior:

  • Encourage positive behavior and help children understand boundaries and expectations through consistent and fair practices.
  • Support the development of children's self-regulation and conflict resolution skills.

If this position isn't quite what you are looking for, please still get in touch to discuss other available roles. Alternatively, if you know of someone who may be interested, we offer £250 as a referral scheme.

If you have not received a response within 7 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For other available positions, please refer to our website.

Dunbar Education is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding to ensure the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, to share this commitment. To adhere with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all registrations will be required to fill out our application form in, to receive work. This will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Dunbar Education is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the value of and seeks to achieve a diverse workforce in schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Dunbar Education is a member of ASPCo compliance plus, for more information please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement.