This job expired on 4 March 2024

  • Job start date

    8 April 2024

  • Closing date

    4 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737 - £23,893 per annum full time equivalent

Actual salary

Grade CD, £11.79 per hour, £5,305 per annum actual estimate

What skills and experience we're looking for

We encourage interest and applications from candidates who are interested in and would thrive in working within nursery education which offers reward, challenge and where no two days are the same. We are looking for someone with a genuine passion for working with very young children, and a special interest in working with children who have additional needs.

Lunchtimes here are Childhaven are an extension of our play and learning and are integrated. All our staff work integrated days and our children receive a whole team approach, working with all members of staff. We need an extra special person to join our team for the lunchtime period each day. This role would involve working with children in their play and also supporting mealtimes. Children all bring a packed lunch from home, so our approach to lunchtime is that adults and children sit together and talk together about their day in small groups. When children are not eating they are enjoying our wonderful learning environment, so lunchtimes here at Childhaven are happy and relaxed times.

The successful candidates will ideally hold English and Maths GCSE level ‘C’ or above or equivalent.

You will:

  • Ideally have previous experience in this type of role or with children and young people
  • Be able to support in the delivery of high-quality learning experiences for all children, including those with SEND
  • Have high expectations of learning and behaviour and inspire and motivate our children
  • Be supportive, nurturing and understanding with high expectations.
  • Seek to make learning exciting and a positive experience
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Demonstrate good communication skills both orally and written

What the school offers its staff

  • A warm, happy school where we value everyone and have a philosophy of kindness and support for each other. Our approach is not always conventional but has the impact our children need- and deserve
  • Happy, enthusiastic and well behaved children
  • A school with exciting and attractive learning environments
  • A forward thinking school who will be committed to your own professional development

Further details about the role

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 4th March 2024

Interview date: Thursday 7th

Start Date: 8th April 2024

Application Process

Please apply via NYC Jobs

An email will be sent to candidates with the outcome of the shortlisting process.

We do not accept CV’s.

Please get in touch if you require the form to be sent in a different format.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We have a robust child protection policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment at the school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note this post is in regulated activity and exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS criminal records and barred list check for work with children. An online search may be undertaken as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

North Yorkshire Council (NYC) advertise vacancies and process applications on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Further information on how we process your data can be foundhere.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Childhaven Community Nursery School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 5
Education phase
View all Nurseryjobs
School size
93 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 5

Here at Childhaven Community Nursery School we provide a vibrant, welcoming, and inspirational setting and serve the communities around the Scarborough Town. We are one of only 3 maintained nursery schools in North Yorkshire and we offer children a unique start to their education. Children aged between 2 and 4 play and learn together in our wonderful Victorian building and garden.

Our learning environment and education provision that is offered to our 95 children on roll is second to none and our teaching assistants play an important part in school life. Our team ethos helps make our school welcoming, calm and purposeful.

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