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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    29 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 January 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover

Full-time equivalent salary

£12.18 Hourly

Midday Care Assistant (Maternity Cover) job summary

MIDDAY CARE ASSISTANT (Maternity Cover with the potential for a permanent position)

Contract until 31/08/2024

Hourly Rate £12.18

1 x Hazeley Campus 8.25 hours per week

Working Hours 11.45am to 1.30pm Monday to Friday (term time only)

The Woodlands School is a specialist provision for children and young people with Autism and/or Social Communication Difficulties.


It is essential that the successful candidate is able to communicate clearly to children and young people in a calm and respectful manner, engage with the pupils, be reliable and trustworthy and work within the school’s policies, including safeguarding and child protection.

You will be responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the children at lunch time. The role requires care for pupils, helping them to prepare for mealtime, accessing a suitable meal and cleaning up afterwards, supervision of pupils using both the indoor and outdoor play areas after lunch.

Enthusiasm is a requirement for this post, as is a genuine empathy with children and young people. The ability to be flexible, innovative and reliable is highly desirable. The Woodlands School has a successful record of staff development and training including knowledge and understanding of autism for all staff.

Please ensure you read the job description for this role before you apply.


School visits are encouraged.

Closing date: Open until filled

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure. The Woodlands School is committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Walnuts School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The school follows safer recruitment procedures and all staff are subject to enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks.

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About The Woodlands School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
School size
198 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

An all age special school for children and young people with Autism or Social Communication Difficulties

School location

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