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EYFS Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Chilmington Green Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2093-107S
  • Posted:17/05/2024
  • Pay:KR3 £22, 071
  • Start Date:TBC subject to DBS and references
  • App Close Date:03/06/2024 at 00:15
  • Interviews:TBA


Chilmington Green Primary School are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and hardworking Early Years Teaching Assistant to support our youngest children in the Nursery to start in September 2024. Our Facebook pages and Website are regularly updated and will give you an excellent idea of everyday life at Chilmington Green.

As an Early Years Teaching Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting the EYFS team to deliver high-quality education and care to children within the EYFS setting at Chilmington Green school. Underpinning the children’s early development, we encourage their ability to communicate through high quality interactions.

We are seeking a dedicated individual with a minimum Level 2 or 3 qualification in Early Years Education.  Candidates currently enrolled in a relevant training course will also be considered. All qualifications will be verified against the DFE approved EYFS Practitioner list.

This is a great opportunity to join the fantastic team at Chilmington Green and make a real difference to the children. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the EYFS team to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment in the inside and outside classroom for young learners
  • Support the planning and delivery of engaging activities to promote children’s individual development
  • Collaborate with colleagues and parents to ensure the well-being and progress of each child
  • Uphold the safeguarding and welfare of all children in line with school policies and procedures


We are looking for Teaching Assistants who:

  • Recognise that our current education system needs to radically change to better prepare our young people for the 21st century
  • Are able to take advantage of the latest technology to support modern, 21st century learning
  • Want to develop their own practice to meet the needs of an evolving school system
  • Want to develop children as life-long, curious learners
  • Want to build strong relationships with children that facilitate their learning
  • Want to teach in enabling environments that promote flexibility, collaboration and independence

This role is:

  • Part-time term-time
  • Monday to Friday
  • 33.75 hrs per week (30 hours are offered on a permanent contract, the extra 3.75 hours are attached to the Early Years setting and will be reduced should you move to another year group)
  • Salary is KR3 (33.75hrs @ 43 paid weeks) will be approximately £17,022 pro rata


Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children.  This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that references will be requested prior to interview, at least one reference must be from your most recent employer.

Candidates who are invited for interview will be required to bring with them photo ID (either a valid driving licence or passport)

Previous applicants do not need to re-apply

Information about the school

Location: Ashford, Kent UK Chilmington Green Primary School is a growing primary school on the new Chilmington Green development in Ashford. Opening in 2018 in a temporary building before moving into a state-of-the-art building in 2021. Pupil numbers are growing rapidly, currently standing at 260 pupils. We would encourage any applicant to visit the school for a tour. It is operating at one form entry in Key Stage One and Lower Key Stage Two and will eventually allow two forms of entry, as 60 Year R pupils join the school each year. The school nursery has a dedicated space for children aged 2 - 4 years old. The school also includes a Specialist Resource Provision for up to 14 pupils who have an Education Health Care Plan for Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

About Us:

At The Stour Academy Trust, we believe in unlocking the full potential of every student. Our commitment to excellence in education is reflected in our diverse family of schools, where innovation, collaboration and student success are at the heart of everything we do. Our pedagogical model combined with the intentional deployment of technology helps us deliver personalised learning in an enabling environment. Technology accelerates our progress rather than drives our vision.

For more information, please visit the school’s website: www.chilmingtongreen.kent.sch.uk For more information about The Stour Academy Trust, please visit the Trust website: www.thestouracademytrust.org.uk

Job Contact Information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.