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Pre School Assistant - Part-time

Long Mead Community Primary School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2662-57S
  • Posted:14/02/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 3/4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:21/02/2020 at 14:00
  • Interviews:28th February 2020


As our pre-school has become even more popular we now need to recruit an additional staff member to work alongside the existing the existing Early Years Team.

The role would be for from 8.45 to 12.15 each day for 5 days per week, but we would equally be happy to consider a job share for the role, 2 or 3 days per week.

We are looking for somebody with a passion and enthusiasm for early years education.

We have a strong focus on how the children learn and use the Characteristics of Effective Learning as our basis for observation, planning and assessment. The learning is predominantly child-led, we are looking for a practitioner able to observe and respond to children ‘in the moment’.

Ideally the successful candidate:

  • would have an Early Years Qualification (ideally Level 3 or above)
  • has relevant experience delivering the EYFS framework within a pre-school setting
  • has a secure knowledge of child development
  • is keen to develop their skills and knowledge
  • works well as part of a small team

Responsibilities include:

  • acting as Key Person to a group of children; observing, analysing and recording their development and liaising with their parents/carers
  • contributing to the provision of a stimulating environment, enhancing resources in line with individual needs

Information about the school

Long Mead C. P. School is situated in Tonbridge. Its situation is excellent, having a large playing field and playgrounds, surrounded by woodlands yet close to the town. Forest School Studies are now offered on site as part of our curriuculum using our wonderful grounds,and our own trained member of staff.

We have one of the few integral nursery schools in Kent enabling all children to benefit by being part of the school community from the age of three.

Through an ethos of honesty, mutual respect, care, ambition and tolerance, Long Mead promotes, in partnership with all parents, an environment where every child is able to fulfil their potential.

Long Mead is joined with Hugh Christie School to form the Tonbridge Federation. The Federation has a joint governing body and is managed by an Executive Principal (Mr Jon Barker) Long Mead pupils benefit from being in a federation as it gives our pupils access to resources not usually available in a small primary school and also benefits from joint activities across the two schools.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Elizabeth Alexander
  • Address:Long Mead CP School, Waveney Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 3JU
  • Telephone: (01732) 350601
  • Email: office@long-mead.kent.sch.uk
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.