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Teaching Assistant

  • Location:

    South West London

  • Sector:

    Primary Support

  • Job type:

    Long-Term Contracts

  • Salary:

    £80 - £100 per day

  • Contact:

    Carl Cooper

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

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  • Contract Length:

    Full Time

Job Vacancy: Full-Time Early Years Teaching Assistant

Location: Tooting
Start Date: September 2024
Position: Early Years Teaching Assistant
School Type: Primary School
Qualification: Ideally Level 3 in Early Years Education

Overview: A primary school in Tooting is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Early Years Teaching Assistant for a full-time position starting in September 2024. The ideal candidate will hold a Level 3 qualification in Early Years Education, though candidates with significant experience and passion for early childhood development are also encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Learning Activities: Assist the class teacher in delivering engaging and developmentally appropriate learning activities for early years students.
  • Individual Support: Provide one-on-one support to children, helping them to reach their individual learning goals and development milestones.
  • Classroom Preparation: Help set up and maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment, preparing resources and materials for lessons.
  • Behaviour Management: Support the maintenance of positive behaviour in the classroom, reinforcing school policies and encouraging good behaviour.
  • Record Keeping: Assist in observing and recording children's progress, contributing to the assessment and planning of individualised learning activities.
  • Parental Engagement: Communicate effectively with parents and carers, providing updates on children's progress and development.
  • Health and Safety: Ensure the safety and welfare of the children, adhering to school policies and procedures, including safeguarding practices.
  • Collaborative Work: Work closely with the teaching team and other staff members to support a cohesive and collaborative approach to early years education.
  • Play-Based Learning: Engage children in play-based learning activities, fostering a love of learning and exploration in a fun and supportive environment.


  • Qualification: Ideally, a Level 3 qualification in Early Years Education or a related field. Candidates without this qualification but with relevant experience are also welcome.
  • Experience: Previous experience working in an early years setting, either in a school or nursery environment, is preferred.
  • Passion for Early Childhood: A genuine interest in supporting the educational and developmental needs of young children.
  • Strong Communication Skills: Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, to interact with children, staff, and parents.
  • Team Player: Ability to work collaboratively with teachers and other support staff to create a positive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Organisational Skills: Strong organisational skills to manage classroom resources and support the teacher in planning and preparation.
  • Patience and Empathy: A caring and patient approach to working with young children, understanding their individual needs and development stages.
  • Safeguarding: A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, with knowledge of relevant policies and procedures.


  • Supportive Environment: Join a nurturing and supportive school community that values professional growth and the well-being of staff and students.
  • Professional Development: Access to training and professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and career prospects in early years education.
  • Rewarding Role: Make a significant impact on the lives of young children during their crucial early learning years.
  • Collaborative Culture: Work as part of a dedicated team in a positive and collaborative school environment.
  • School Community: Become part of a vibrant school community

Application Process: Interested candidates should apply by submitting their CV and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience and passion for early years education. Please highlight your qualifications and how you can contribute to the school's early years program.

Reeson Education:

REESON Education is London's Premier Recruitment Agency. Established in 2006 by experienced teachers, education professionals and recruitment specialists, we have built our business and reputation on the cores values of honesty, integrity and excellence.

We care about education and the provision of education and have established an excellent reputation with schools and teachers alike.

At REESON Education we work closely with a large network of Nurseries, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Colleges across London. Our client base provides us with an abundance of available daily supply, long term and permanent opportunities across all age groups in all areas of London.

Please note that all daily/hourly rates quoted are inclusive of holiday pay at 12.07%