Teaching Assistant

Posted 7 May by Tradewind Recruitment
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Are you passionate about nurturing young minds and helping them embark on their educational journey? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to become a vital part of our dedicated team as an Early Years Teaching Assistant.

We are seeking enthusiastic and caring individuals to work with nursery and reception-aged children, helping them discover the joys of learning and development while possessing a strong phonics knowledge.

Our client schoolis a warm and welcoming educational institution dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for young learners. Our staff is committed to fostering a love for learning while promoting social, emotional, cognitive development, and strong phonics skills.

As an Early Years Teaching Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting our nursery and reception classes. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the lead teacher in implementing engaging and age-appropriate lesson plans, including a strong emphasis on phonics.
  • Providing individualised attention to students to support their learning and development, particularly in phonics.
  • Creating a positive and inclusive classroom environment where children feel safe and valued.
  • Encouraging and promoting social interaction and teamwork among the students.
  • Assisting with the preparation of learning materials and classroom activities, with a focus on phonics-based resources.
  • Supporting students with their personal needs, including meal times and toileting.
  • Communicating effectively with parents and guardians to provide updates on their child's progress, especially in phonics development.

Qualifications: To be considered for this role, you should possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • Minimum of a level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification, an early years degree or a similar childcare qualification.
  • Prior experience working with young children, preferably in a nursery or early years setting.
  • A genuine passion for early childhood education and a commitment to child development, with a strong emphasis on phonics.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build positive relationships with children, colleagues, and parents.
  • Patience, empathy, and a nurturing personality.
  • A strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate as part of a team.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Ongoing professional development and training opportunities, including phonics instruction.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • The chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of young children, helping them develop strong phonics skills.

If you are excited about the prospect of becoming an Early Years Teaching Assistant and are ready to inspire and nurture the next generation with a strong focus on phonics, we invite you to apply!

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and your strong passion for phonics-based early childhood education.

Join us in shaping the future of our young learners and get in touch today to fid out more.

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Required skills

  • HLTA
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Learning Support Assistants

Reference: 52599010

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