This job expired on 12 July 2024

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time, term time: Hours/ Working Pattern: 29.5 hours per week, Term time only Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 11am - 5pm Tuesday: 11am – 5:45pm Friday: 11am – 4:30pm

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade CD, £12.00 - £12.38 per hour, £23,114 - £23,893 per annum full time equivalent + SEN allowance (Pay award pending)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you currently looking for an opportunity to make a positive impact on the early educational experience of children?

Our Opportunity

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 experience working with children who have additional needs. We are working hard to develop our nurture provision for some of our most vulnerable children and we are looking to strengthen our team who work flexibly with all children who are on roll. This post is particularly focused on working intensively with children who require support with communication and a interaction.

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

Early Years qualification and experience working with children with SEND essential.

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
  • Be one of our play people
  • Seek to make learning exciting and a positive experience
  • Work well as part of a large 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 and where no two days are the same
  • A school who puts nurture for staff and children at the forefront
  • A place where children’s dreams come true
  • A forward-thinking school who will be committed to your own professional development and provide you with many opportunities to advance in your Early Years career.

If you think you would enjoy a job where every day brings you joy, please get in touch with us!

Further details about the role

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.

When applying please take into account the following:

Supporting Information

The supporting information section of your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements we have outlined in the person specification (see application pack). This will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.


When completing your application, please provide two employment referees. Generally, this is your current and most recent employer. Please note your referee should ideally be a previous line manager or someone in a position of authority.

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.

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
79 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 5
Phone number
01609 536 964

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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