Learning Support Assistant, Early Years Foundation Stage, Cheshire West and Chester

  • Location: Cheshire West and Chester
  • Salary: £Competitive rates per week
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Early Years Education
  • Posted:

Job Description

We are currently seeking a dedicated and passionate Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to join a friendly and supportive team in a vibrant primary school located in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. This position involves supporting the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) students, helping them to develop and flourish academically, socially, and emotionally.

The successful candidate will have experience working with young children in an educational setting, specifically within the EYFS curriculum. You should possess excellent communication skills and demonstrate patience, kindness, and understanding when working with children.

– Provide one-on-one and small group support to EYFS students, both inside and outside the classroom.
– Assist the class teacher in planning, preparing, and delivering engaging EYFS lessons.
– Help to create a positive and nurturing learning environment for all children.
– Observe and monitor student progress, providing feedback to the class teacher.


– A patient, friendly, and approachable nature.
– Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
– Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
– Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the students and the school.

The school offers a welcoming and inclusive environment, where staff are supported in their professional development and encouraged to bring their creativity and ideas to the table. This position starts as soon as possible and is an ongoing basis.

If you are passionate about early childhood education and want to make a positive impact on young learners’ lives, we look forward to hearing from you!

Teaching or classroom assistants are now vital resources for teachers and are heavily relied upon in schools.

We specialise in recruiting teaching assistants (TA) who are qualified in the following;

  • NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant
  • NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
  • CACHE Level 3 in Childcare & Education
  • BTEC National Certificate in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing)

We’ll also consider experienced learning support assistants (LSAs) who have previously held a job in a primary school or assisted a pupil in the role in a secondary school but do not hold any of the above qualifications.

Jobs in additional learning needs (ALN)

A large number of our jobs are in ALN and we fill many vacancies in schools with candidates who have particular experience in working with children classified as having:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Profound and Moderate Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
  • Emotional Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)
  • Severe Learning Difficulties
  • Physical Disabilities (PD)

As a teaching assistant you’ll be expected to:

  • Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the head teacher, ALNCO and class teachers
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programmes (IEP) for students and help monitor their progress
  • Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Assist class teachers with maintaining student records
  • Support students with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social skills

Benefits of working with New Directions:

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • One of the preferred suppliers to all 22 local authorities in Wales under the All Wales Framework Agreement
  • We are the major teaching supply agency for Welsh speaking teachers across Wales
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

New Directions Education Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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