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Early Years Teaching Assistant

Two Hands Preschool





Posted: 06/06/2024

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Early Years Teaching Assistant– Starting at £24,000 + Bonus & Benefits– London, W12

The Role

Do you love working with children and wish to launch your early years career? Are you Looking for a rewarding and fun role where you can make a difference in young children's lives?If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

We are a preschool for two-to-four-year-olds that combines exceptional early years education with full-time care on site, looking to appoint an empathetic and conscientious Early Years Teaching Assistant to our growing team.

You will play a vital role in supporting our Early Years Teacher in providing exceptional care and education for a small group of children.

If you're looking for a rewarding career, with excellent benefits, where you can make a positive impact on young children, we encourage you to apply!

Key Responsibilities

To support the early years teacher in providing high quality care and early years education for a small group of children.
To support children’s personal, social and emotional development.
To support the early years teacher in ensuring that a positive, responsive, predictable and safe environment is maintained consistently for the assigned group of children.
To support the early years teacher in assessing the assigned group of children in line with the preschool’s approach to assessment.
To fulfil statutory duties with regard to the latest version of the Early Years Foundation Stage, SEND Code of Practice (2015) and Equality Act (2010)
To engage with the professional development opportunities provided.
To work closely with the early years’ teacher with regard to planning, teaching and assessment.
To complete all aspects of the induction training.
To participate in the appraisal and performance management process that is both supportive and holds colleagues accountable, as well as being aligned to the core aim of improving teaching quality and child development.
To understand that safeguarding is the first priority of every colleague in the nursery.
The School

We are a West London preschool combining exceptional early years education and development with flexible, full-time care.

By building a positive foundation from a young age, our high-quality education helps each child become a learner for life. We are constantly developing our expertise using the latest research in early years learning. Two Hands champions inclusivity in the early years by reserving 1 in 5 places for children on bursary.

The Benefits

6 weeks holiday plus bank holidays where they fall on working days.
A bespoke professional development package, including coaching, paid training days and funding to complete additional, relevant qualifications in Early Years.
Childcare discount of 10% in the preschool.
Emergency childcare on-site for children up to 7 years old.
Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental leave pay after two years’
continuous service.
5 days full sick pay and, depending on individual circumstances, this may be extended.
by an additional 5 days.
Free daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks.
The Person

At least a grade 4 or grade C in English and Maths GCSE (or equivalents)
Experience of working with children under-5.
Has a positive attitude.
Holds themselves to exceptionally high standards.
Is thoughtful and pays attention to details that matter to children, their parents / carers and their staff.
Is driven by a genuine belief in the importance of early education for all.
Values communication and understanding Shows grace under pressure Has a commitment to working flexibly and collaboratively.
Two Hands Preschool is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Two Hands Preschool is committed to diversity and equality in employment. In order to monitor the effectiveness of this, all applicants are asked to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

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