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Senior Early Years Educator

S0064 Fixed Term Vacancy

Salary Grade H14-17 - £21,338 - £24,087 per annum pro-rata

35 hours per week/ Monday- Friday/Term Time Only


An exciting opportunity has arisen due to the new Nursery Class at Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School.

Do you hold as minimum Level 3 NVQ certificate in Children's Learning and Development or equivalent?

Are you confident with the Early Years curriculum?

Do you work well independently and as part of a team?

Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School is a small, successful school recently judged ‘Good’ by HM Ofsted Inspectors.

The school is seeking to appoint a strong, experienced and friendly character to work within the school.

We have a team of teaching assistants who work in a variety of ways supporting the teaching and learning of children.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about the importance of Early Years and who will work seamlessly with our Early Years teachers.

They will fully embrace our school values, have excellent people skills and make a wider contribution to school life through being an active part of our staff team.

The role will include:

  • Assisting the teacher in our Early Years unit with classroom preparation
  • Work with children who require additional support
  • Leading group work
  • Helping the class teacher with pupil observations
  • Planning focus learning activities

The successful candidate will need:

  • Initiative and enthusiasm
  • Solid understanding of Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Experience working with children under 5 years old
  • A high level of literacy and numeracy skills – GCSE English and Maths
  • Relevant Level 3 qualification.
  • Good organisational skills


  • The ability to establish good working relationships with children, colleagues and other professionals
  • The ability to motivate children to achieve their best and establish good relationships with their peers.
  • A willingness to receive training / advice from other professionals, e.g. our Educational Psychologist.
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification or willingness to be trained.
  • A good sense of humour


This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment


Only applications on the CES Application Form will be accepted.

All sections of the CES application form must be completed and all supporting documentation.


This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

The CES Application form and required documents are available below to download.

Visits are strongly recommended by appointment only;


Closing date:            9am, Friday, 13th May 2022

Interview date:        Tuesday, 17th May 2022

Start date:               Thursday, 1st September 2022 – 31 July 2023


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