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Level 3 Qualified Early Year Class Teaching Assistant

  • Employer: Wildridings Primary School and Nursery
  • Salary: Actual Salary £16,934 - £19,174 based on 38 weeks plus holiday pay
  • Location: Wildridings Primary School and Nursery, Netherton, Bracknell
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 32.5 hours per week. Mon-Fri 8:30am - 3:30pm.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 31/12/2023 at 16:00
  • Reference: Pri/23/261777

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic TA to join our EYFS team at work at Wildridings Primary School & Nursery. Experience in EYFS is essential, as well as an ability to assess children’s learning and development and plan for their next steps in the moment. The role will be a full time EYFS TA, in the first instance. For one morning a week you will work together with our other Nursery TAs to cover the class with support from the wider team. The successful candidate will have:


  • level 3 teaching assistant qualification (to meet EYFS L3 criteria)
  • previous experience of working with EYFS/ KS1 children
  • excellent communication, including written skills
  • the ability to work under the initiative of a teacher, but also able to use own initiative to support learning.
  • the ability to establish positive relationships with children, parents and staff.
  • a secure understanding of the EYFS curriculum.



  • experience of planning in the moment
  • Paediatric First Aid training
  • experience leading a class for PPA cover


We can offer:

  • a child centred approach
  • a fantastic learning environment with large outdoor area and recently refurbished Nursery
  • a supportive and experienced team
  • close links with the rest of the school


Please contact the school office if you would like a tour or to talk to the EYFS lead. Due to ratios only applications from those with level 3 qualifications will be considered.


We are an energetic, caring and nurturing primary school with a clear and determined focus on ensuring that all children that attend our school are actively involved in an engaging and enriching curriculum. We look to broaden horizons, develop lasting knowledge and life skills as well as encourage a natural curiosity about the wider world and the wonders it holds. We have a dedicated team of teachers, teaching assistants, governors, specialists, and facilitators who all aim to provide an accepting, safe and enjoyable learning experience; all centred around our Golden Values that promote responsibility, respect, self-appreciation and caring for others both in the school and in our wider community. We are an Ofsted Rated Good school across all areas – something we are extremely proud of.

Closing Date: Sunday 26th November 2023

Interviews:  w/c Monday 4th December 2023

Applications will be reviewed against the essential criteria upon receipt and interviews arranged accordingly. Therefore, early applications are recommended.

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

How to Apply  - Only applications received on Bracknell Forest application forms will be considered.

Safeguarding Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people. This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.  If you are successful in being shortlisted for this position, you will be required to complete a self-declaration formTo find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit

The Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Board (BFSB) oversees the safety and well-being of children in Bracknell Forest -

Equal Opportunities - We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

Disability - We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Pre–employment medical check - As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire form.

References - On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one must be from your current employer, completed by a suitable person with appropriate authority. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

Employment - Any candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.

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