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Early Years Teaching Assistant – Sheffield

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£85 - £95 per day
Education and Training
Full Time
Reception Teaching Assistant (EYFS)
Location: S5 area of Sheffield

Start Date: ASAP

Hours: 8:30am – 3:30pm Monday to Friday

Contract Type: Full-time, until the end of the school term

Salary: £85 – £95 per day (dependent on experience)

About the Role:
We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Level 3 Qualified Teaching Assistant to join our Early Years team working in the Reception class. The successful candidate will play a vital role in supporting the early years development of our children, fostering a positive learning environment, and ensuring each child receives the attention and care they deserve.

Key Responsibilities:

* Assist in the planning and delivery of activities that promote the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of children in the Nursery.
* Support the class teacher in implementing individualized education plans (IEPs) and behavior management strategies.
* Provide pastoral care and emotional support to children, fostering a nurturing and inclusive atmosphere.
* Assist with the supervision of children during meal times, outdoor play, and other activities.
* Collaborate with colleagues and parents to ensure the holistic development of each child.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

* Level 3 qualification in Childcare or Early Years Education (e.g., CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education)
* Experience working as a Teaching Assistant in an Early Years setting, preferably within a Nursery environment
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with children, colleagues, and parents
* Knowledge of child development theories and best practices in early years education
* Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for working with young children
* Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently when required
* Enhanced DBS check (or willingness to obtain one)

If you are enthusiastic about supporting the growth and development of young learners in a nurturing environment, we would love to hear from you.

To Apply:
Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in the position to Rebecca English at

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.


At Career Teachers we are fully compliant with Agency Worker Regulations, ensuring you receive equal treatment for pay and conditions after a 12 week qualifying period. Please ask for further details.

All quoted rates are inclusive of 12.07% holiday pay.

Important Notice: In order for you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK, or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process you are required to:

– Attend an interview in person;

– Give details for us to complete Reference checks;

– Provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Career Teachers is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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