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  • Job start date

    30 October 2023

  • Closing date

    10 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Part time: 36 hours per week, term time only

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Actual salary


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Hold an Early Years qualification of level 3 or above
  • Have sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework
  • Provide high quality, inclusive, fully integrated early years provision for the children.
  • Work in partnership with staff, parents, carers and their children.
  • Adopt a flexible and professional approach in promoting the development, welfare and potential of all children and their families.
  • Have a positive, creative and flexible approach to problem solving in managing challenges appropriately which may occur throughout the day.
  • View inclusion as a non-negotiable element of practice.
  • Be part of our team, be willing to pitch-in when needed and be there for pupils and colleagues when they need support.
  • Inspire and motivate.
  • Advocate for the well-being of our pupils, providing guidance and support.

What the school offers its staff

Joining Furzefield means becoming part of a warm and friendly community committed to the highest standards for children and for the right candidate, this could be a brilliant opportunity to join an incredibly supportive and caring team of professionals where creativity and individuality are valued. Staff are given autonomy to make the right decisions for their children and your professional development and ambitions will be nurtured and encouraged.

Further details about the role

An exciting Early Years Practitioner vacancy has arisen at our nursery and after school club. We are seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic practitioner, who has the passion and drive to inspire, nurture and provide a consistently high-quality learning environment for children within our setting. We actively encourage applications from both experienced and newly qualified practitioners.

We are looking for someone that can show commitment to not only our children but to our active school community and who can promote and embody our core values. Our job at Furzefield is to prepare our children to achieve their full potential and lead happy and successful lives. We do this through promoting and embedding five simple values:

Kindness, Respect, Resilience, Aspiration and Inclusion.

Commitment to safeguarding

Furzefield Primary School is dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and pre-employment checks.

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About Furzefield Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
434 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

Furzefield Primary School is a vibrant and inclusive mainstream primary school committed to providing a nurturing learning environment for our students. We strive to empower young minds, foster a culture of growth and kindness, and support our community in Merstham, Surrey. We are a two-form entry school with a maintained Nursery, Specialist SEND Centre for 14 pupils and Family Centre on site. We are every inch a community school with high levels of parental engagement and collaboration.

The school has recently been inspected by Ofsted (March 2023) under the leadership of the recently appointed new Headteacher (September 2022). We are proud to have received a GOOD rating overall with an OUTSTANDING judgement for our Personal Development offer. We offer a creative and rich curriculum that promotes learning outside the classroom, including Forest School. Staff are friendly and supportive – we are proud of this and it defines who we are.

Arranging a visit to Furzefield Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sbm@furzefield.surrey.sch.uk.

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