TA vacancy

21st September 2022
Advert closed Wednesday 5th October.
Come and work at our lovely nursery!


Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Term time plus 5 days

Salary:  £16,139 - £17,469

Job description number:  SG18 (level 3 band 4)

Hours per week:   34 (variable between 20 – 36 but starting at 34).

Job Category:   Schools - Support

Employment Location:  Lowick CE First School


Are you passionate about Early Years education?

Lowick C of E First School is looking for an enthusiastic and kind person to work in our school nursery. We need someone with an appropriate and accredited Early Years qualification to at least level 3. In return we can offer a friendly and caring working environment with the opportunity to develop your role and be part of a supportive team.

We currently take two year olds to four year olds and the nursery is thriving with a good number of two year olds already started or on a waiting list. The nursery building is on the school site and has access to our extensive grounds. It does have its own dedicated outdoor area.

We also offer extended provision before and after school and our successful candidate would be able to be able to offer after school care until 5pm two nights a week (currently Mondays and Fridays).

Our expectations of the post:

  •          To support the nursery teacher in the day to day working of the nursery and where appropriate to work with the First School staff and children in the main school.
  •          Provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment for the children.
  •          To work collaboratively with a caring and friendly team - currently our children benefit greatly from working together with first school children at certain points in the week.
  •          To build links and work in close partnership with current and prospective parents, carers and professionals to promote the well - being of the children.
  •          To support the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage in partnership with the first school.
  •          To follow and support the policies, procedures and practices within the Nursery, including all relevant legislation.
  •          To support and further our values, in particular the Christian ethos that comes with being a church school.
  •          To work flexibly, including with some time spent in the main school as well as in the Nursery area.

Tasks and responsibilities to include:

  •          To support the day to day operation of the nursery to ensure that high standards are developed and maintained throughout.
  •          Keep up to date in your knowledge of legislation, guidelines and policies to ensure the Children’s Act and the Early Years Foundation Stage Welfare Requirements are met at all times.
  •          Support staff in the development and delivery of high quality planning, observation and assessment procedures to ensure appropriate, engaging and exciting provision
  •          Ensure that appropriate records and administration systems are maintained and to ensure confidentiality of information.
  •          To act as an ambassador for the nursery and maintain a positive image of its aims and objectives, undertaking a key role in promotion and development of the nursery.
  •          To attend and participate in staff meetings and planning and development days.
  •          To celebrate diversity including in language, culture, ability, race and religion to benefit the education of the children.
  •          Take an active and knowledgeable part in delivering the EYFS curriculum and maintain accurate and effective children’s records.
  •          To ensure that a shared responsibility for health, safety and cleanliness is present throughout the nursery.

Qualifications, training and experience:


  •          A relevant Early Years Level 3 or above childcare qualification
  •          Experienced in (and passionate about) working with young children.
  •          An in-depth knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, especially as it relates to Early Years Foundation Stage Welfare.
  •          Able to communicate effectively and to build positive relationships, including with the wider community
  •          Paediatric First Aid qualification or a willingness to gain one within three months of starting work


  •          Sound knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage (including provision for two year olds) through prior work experience
  •          Experience in tracking progress and assessing accurately within the Early Years context
  •          Interest and/or experience in outdoor learning and eco-schools – we have great grounds and we like to make use of them
  •          It would be an advantage if you are able to be flexible with your working hours
  •          An interest and experience with children who have additional needs and / or disabilities (SEND)

Personal Qualities

We are looking for someone who is willing, has initiative, and is enthusiastic and excited about working with Early Years age children. We would also like someone caring who gets on well with others, has a sense of humour and lots of common sense!

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced criminal records check is required for this post.

An application pack, including an application form, is available to download below.

Completed application forms (see below for the forms) should be returned directly to the school,  by post or by e-mail, no later than midday on Wednesday 5th October. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 10th October 2022. 

We warmly welcome candidates who would like to visit our school ahead of time – please contact the school to arrange a suitable time.

School Name: Lowick C of E First School

Full address: 30 Main Street, Lowick TD15 2UA

Tel.: 01289 388268

e-mail: admin@lowick.northumberland.sch.uk