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Job Ref No. ECC3430-93 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £19,171 (FTE)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2020 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/06/2020 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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St Mary's C of E (VA) Primary School

Castle Street

Saffron Walden

CB10 1BQ

VACANCY for a Nursery Nurse/Teaching Assistant

Mondays to Fridays 08.30-15.15 (with an hour for lunch)

Are you an experienced Nursery Nurse/EYFS Teaching Assistant qualified to Level 3 or working towards it? Would you like to join our friendly and supportive Reception Class in September 2020?

We are looking for someone who has knowledge of the EYFS and experience planning and carrying out exciting and suitable activities for children aged 4-5 years old.

Main responsibilities will include the following:

  • Have a strong and caring personality and be calm, patient and firm
  • Observe, support and extend children's learning.
  • Have high expectations of pupil attainment and behaviour
  • Be committed to setting boundaries within the classroom and passionate about making a difference
  • Have evidence of ability to enthuse and motivate pupils
  • Plan appropriately for children using the EYFS framework.
  • Have the ability to create positive learning environments
  • Maintain accurate and effective observations through Tapestry software (the children's Learning Journey).
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.

In return we can offer:

Hardworking and well-behaved children

A friendly and supportive team

Excellent opportunities for professional development

St Mary's C of E (VA) Primary School is acompassionate, spiritual, respectful and hardworking environment.Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, visits to the school are currently not possible but ifyou would like to learn more about this role, we would love to hear from you please contact Lorraine Chedzoy on

St Mary's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to support this commitment. All appointments are subject to positive references, medical clearance and enhanced DBS checks.

Salary - £13,970.72 (£19,171 FTE)

Closing date: Monday 15th June 2020

Interview date:TBC (interviews may be held via video link due to social distancing)

Information about the School

"Aspiring for Excellence in a Christian Learning Environment"

Established in 1845, St. Mary's is a welcoming 1 form entry Church school with a caring ethos. We are situated in the centre of Saffron Walden, a thriving Essex market town close to the Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk borders and within easy travelling distance of both Cambridge and London. We enjoy excellent facilities, occupying a large and attractive site which also accommodates our Church Pre-school and an independent Before/After-school club.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Lorraine Chedzoy
Castle Street, Saffron Walden
Essex, CB10 1BQ
Telephone: 01799 523384