Nursery Teaching Assistant

Employer: Darnhall Primary School
Salary: £15,000.00 - £19,999.00
Contract: Temporary
Working Pattern: Part Time/Term Time
Hours: 32.5 hours per week. 8.30am – 3:30pm Monday to Friday.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 22/11/2023 at 12:00
Reference: P/23/260535

Required to start ASAP

The Headteacher and Governors at Darnhall Primary School are seeking to appoint an experienced and well qualified Early Years practitioners to join our team. Our wonderful school has grown rapidly over the last few years – doubling in size to over 400 gorgeous children!

Both the Ladybird Nursery (Two year olds) and Caterpillar Nursery (Three and four year olds) are happy, vibrant and caring environments with a warm and welcoming feel. The successful candidate will be a friendly and dedicated practitioners who have a real passion for developing young minds. They will enjoy contributing to an excellent working environment for pupils, staff, parents/carers and the wider school community and will have a commitment to the well-being, safeguarding and development of the children in their care. As early educators, it is vital that staff speak well and correctly so that children learn from them. 

The role consists of but is not limited to; taking requests when loudly singing nursery rhymes, laughing at jokes that you don’t find funny, reading stories with at least 10 interruptions per page, zipping up over 30 coats a day, making mud pies, negotiating obstacle courses and building sandcastles in all weathers. Showing off your quirky side by dressing up and becoming an astronaut, elf, alien and all manner of weird and wonderful things. Being prepared to feel loved and important by all our children and their families! It really is a dream job for someone who is passionate and wants to make a difference in the lives of very young children.

The role consists of working as a key adult with a child with a SEND diagnosis, making observations of the child and keeping their electronic learning journeys up to date as well as delivering activities and working alongside the class teacher with a high level of commitment and care.

The successful candidates will hold Level 3 Early Years qualification or above, with English and Maths GCSE grade C or equivalent. They should have thorough knowledge of all aspects of the early years’ curriculum.

We offer a dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff and Governors and active, supportive parents in a caring and happy environment where all are valued and achievement is celebrated. The children are delightful and want practitioners who are fun and energetic.  We have strong links with the local community and schools, and a commitment to professional development.

Our school offers a team of supportive colleagues who work collaboratively with one another with the best interests of the children always at heart. We care not only for the children but also for our whole staff team. We support one another professionally – with lots of opportunities for staff development as well as promoting well-being for all.

Application forms can be obtained online or by emailing the school office on

The school is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children. The successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure and provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK alongside proof of qualifications. References will be sought.

How to apply

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