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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 32.5 hours per week Term Time only plus 1 week Required for September 2024

Contract type


Actual salary

£22,103 per annum (Grade 2 Scale point 4)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Person Specification: TEACHING ASSISTANT


• Knowledge of child development 2-5 and how young children learn.

• Familiarity with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

• NVQ 3 or equivalent in childcare and development an advantage


• Experience of working with young children aged 2-5 years old. Skills:

• A genuine enjoyment of working with young children

• An aptitude to using a variety of strategies which meet a range of children’s needs.

• An ability to understand and be sensitive to children as individuals with special regard to those with special educational needs, including physical, behavioural and emotional difficulties

• An ability to remain patient, calm and understanding in difficult situations

• Good interpersonal skills in developing effective relationships with staff, children, parents and community groups

• An ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team

• An ability to use own initiative

• An awareness and respect of the needs of children and families from wide and differing cultures and social backgrounds

• An ability to observe and be involved with the children and their activities; to stimulate, encourage and extend children’s thinking and learning effectively

• An ability to show respect for the health and safety of the children in their care within the school

• To ensure confidentiality at all times

• To have excellent literacy and numeracy skills Commitment:

• To helping maintain the high standards of the school and its caring ethos

To equal opportunities

• To working in partnership with parents and carers

What the school offers its staff

The School offers a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and interest-free loans on annual travel cards.

Further details about the role

We are seeking to appoint 3 new teaching assistants who have experience working with children, aged between 2 to 5.

A fantastic opportunity to be part of a thriving maintained nursery school in the heart of Roehampton. Join our inclusive, creative and successful team working with children aged 2 to 5 years.

You should be passionate, motivated, creative and caring with a commitment to high quality early years education, dedication to partnership with families, and the ability to make learning fun.

You will need a sound understanding of the EYFS and experience working with children and in partnership with parents and colleagues.

Visits to Eastwood Nursery School are very much encouraged. Please ring to arrange an appointment on: 020 8876 3976.

Commitment to safeguarding

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

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that we do not accept CVs

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About Eastwood Nursery School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 5
Education phase
View all Nurseryjobs
School size
50 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 5
Phone number
020 8876 3976

Eastwood Nursery school is part of the Wandsworth Federation of Maintained Nursery school School and provides one of the two nursery resource bases for children with social and communication differences in the borough.

Arranging a visit to Eastwood Nursery School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@eastwood.wandsworth.sch.uk.

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