Early Years Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

An exciting opportunity to join the team at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School supporting our 2, 3 and 4 year-olds. To enable children to engage in a range of play and learning opportunities and to participate in the day to day running of the setting.

Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Wage: £122.50
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
Closing date: 26 Nov 2017

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Job Purpose:

  • To enable children to engage in a range of play and learning opportunities and to participate in the day to day running of the setting

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To provide and maintain a high quality service to children and their families working as part of a staff team to meet children’s individual needs
  • To develop and maintain positive relationships with children and families
  • To assist with the planning and delivery of a wide range of activities to meet children’s needs
  • To work within the EYFS and promote high standards of care for the children
  • To assume responsibility for key children and ensure their developmental needs are met, accurately recorded and learning diaries are up to date
  • To maintain a child­centred environment by reviewing displays, resources and room lay out with the team
  • To use observation and reflective practice to contribute to planning and evaluation in the setting
  • To maintain children’s safety and wellbeing at all times during attendance at the setting and on trips
  • To take any action required to ensure the safety and welfare of children and to report any concern immediately to the class teacher
  • To ensure good communication between staff and parent’s/carers
  • To work as a positive role model and member of the staff team
  • To attend staff meetings when required, supervision and appraisals and relevant identified training
  • To work within policies and procedures at all times and support staff to adhere to them
  • To keep records as required
  • To maintain positive working relationships with relevant external professionals
  • To support and develop an environment which is inclusive for all and recognises and encourages diversity
  • To represent the setting professionally at all times, maintaining the settings integrity and being open to both giving and receiving feedback
  • To undertake any other duties as reasonably directed by the class or headteacher

Desired skills

  • Some experience of working with young children
  • Good communication
  • Good team player
  • A willingness to undertake a variety of activities – including messy play

Personal qualities

  • Excellent time keeper
  • Flexible
  • Enthusiastic
  • Hard working and able to use own initiative
  • Kind and caring
  • Empathy and patience

Qualifications required

  • GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths and English at grade C and above
  • Level 2 Childcare qualification


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