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  • Closing date

    1 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£24,702.00 Annually (FTE) MKC D1 pro rata

Pre-School Assistant Level 2 job summary

Key Responsibilities of this role are:

Provide high standards of quality within the pre-school including the environment, resources and experiences offered to children

Observe, support and extend children’s learning

Plan appropriately for children using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum

Maintain accurate and effective children’s records

Work in partnership with parents / carers and other family members

Demonstrate good practice with regard to special needs and inclusion

Ensure that children are kept safe and follow Child Protection Procedures

Work with area SEND, EYFS advisors, health professionals and other agencies as appropriate.

Comply with the statutory framework for the EYFS or relevant statutory regulations

Learn about current developments in childcare and education policy and practice

Be a key person carrying out all related responsibilities in building relationships with a small group of children and their families.

The successful candidate will:

have a passion for Early Years’ education

enjoy working as part of a hardworking and committed team

be imaginative and enthusiastic, with the ability to inject fun into play and learning – a great sense of humour is vital!

will be able to communicate with and motivate children effectively

have a strong commitment to safeguarding and the welfare of all children

ideally have a certificate in pediatric first aid

Must hold an Early Years Practitioner Level 2 certificate

What can the school offer you:

Employee wellbeing assistance programme

Enthusiastic children who love to learn

High quality CPD

A positive, friendly, happy working environment with a commitment to wellbeing

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and hardworking Pre-school L2 Assistant to join our “good” school (Ofsted Oct 2019). You will be required to work as a member of our Smart Steps Pre-school team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs.

You will need to have a positive outlook and a flexible approach towards enabling pupils to learn. Successful applicants will also be sensitive and cheerful team players with a commitment to working with children from a vast array of backgrounds and ability levels. There are excellent opportunities for the successful candidate to develop their skills in a caring and supportive school.

You will need to have a good level of literacy and numeracy skills and ideally have a Childcare NVQ level 2 or equivalent.

Visits to Smart Steps and the school are warmly welcomed.

We are accepting applications on MyNewTerm.com. If you would like to arrange a visit or request an application pack then please contact our office manager Sian Rees for more information on sbm@giffardpark.milton-keynes.sch.uk or call 01908 617868.

Closing Date: Friday 1st March, 12.00pm / Interviews: 6th March

Giffard Park Primary School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity (if the candidate has lived in the UK) and/or criminal/police checks for all other countries inhabited (irrespective of whether they worked in those countries). Giffard Park Primary is an equal opportunities employer.

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 Giffard Park Primary School

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

Primary School

School location

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