EYFS / Early Years Teaching Assistant (Bank)

Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England
03 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type

Job Title: EYFS Teaching Assistant (Bank)

Location: West Sussex

Salary: Competitive

Job type: Flexible (Bank) - Monday to Friday 8 to 3

Closing Date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019

The School is a delightful independent standalone prep school of 430 boys and girls aged 2 ½ to 13 set in 260 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside. The tremendous grounds include a Forest School and a School Farm. The school has a proud record of feeding many of the top day and boarding schools in the South East, with a large proportion of leaving students achieving scholarships and awards.

They are looking for Bank Teaching Assistants for their EYFS Department. The role is to provide short notice and some planned notice cover for all the age ranges within the department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work across the whole learning environment - indoors and out. The outdoor environment is a very important aspect of their provision and is used in all weather conditions
  • To be aware of the individual needs of children. This will include assisting with their personal care needs and helping get dressed for play etc.
  • To work with small groups of children in adult directed activities
  • To engage with children effectively when they are participating in self - initiated activities. To use their knowledge of the Foundation Stage Curriculum to inform their interactions and ensure that the children are making progression in their learning
  • To work as a member of the team taking turns to prepare drinks and snacks
  • To help prepare for each session with other staff e. photocopying, collecting materials, setting out toys etc.
  • To undertake any other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the job title as directed by the Head of the EYFS/Headmaster

The successful applicant should have:

  • Experience working with children in the 2 to 5 years age group
  • An NVQ Level 3 in Child Care, or equivalent qualification
  • Sensitivity and caring to the needs of young children
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work co-operatively as part of a team
  • Meets objectives on own initiative; committed to continuous self-development; willingness to attend appropriate on-going training/updating
  • Able to undertake all the physical requirements of the post and use equipment, according to health and safety guidelines

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all of their staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the DBS and to register with the update service.

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NOTE: You will only be considered for this role if the application form is completed.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of Educational Support Assistant, Special Educational Needs Assistant, Learning Support Worker, Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Learning Assistant, Early Years Foundation Stage may also be considered for this role.