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Wyndham Park Nursery School



Teaching Assistant - Temporary (Maternity Cover)

Grade 3, points 6 (£15,807) – 9 (£17,419) PRO RATA.   

REQUIRED FOR January 2019-August 2019

Wyndham Park Nursery School is an outstanding school and we are looking for a temporary teaching assistant to join our small, friendly and dedicated staff team.

The position is for 17.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday 8. 15 am -11.45am, during term time plus attendance at training days. There may be overtime available on a week by week basis pending the needs of the school.

The position is to support the class team and to have responsibility for a key group of children.


You will work under the direction of our excellent teachers who will support you. However, the ability to work on your own initiative is essential as you will be expected to use it to support children’s learning and development on a daily basis through small group sessions and during continuous provision. It is desirable that applicants will have good working knowledge about child development and previous experience planning and assessing using EYFS.


You must have a passion for helping with children’s learning and a love of spending time following in the playful pursuits of 3 and 4 year olds!  You must be patient, kind and a great listener of children.  Calmness, a good sense of humour and the ability to build relationships are essential qualities.  


The post also requires good literacy skills and excellent communication skills as you will be expected to liaise with other team members, parents and other professionals from time to time. 

You must have good ICT skills as we record children’s learning on an online system, though you will be supported to do this.

We would like the successful candidate to start on 7 January 2019.  

Visits to the school by prospective candidates are encouraged so that you can see our wonderful school at work! We reopen after half term on Tuesday 30th October.


Application forms and further details are available below.  

Please contact the school by telephone on 01476 563966 or by email to if you require any further information.  We will be happy to help.  

As we are a paperless school, all application packs will be emailed.

Closing date for applications is 9am on 12th November 2018.  

Interviews will be held on Monday 19th November 2018 (to be confirmed after shortlisting).

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of

children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this

commitment.  Applicants should note that this post is subject to an enhanced

DBS clearance.