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Wimbledon Common Preparatory School - EYFS Teaching Assistant

  • South West London

  • Wimbledon Common Preparatory School

  • Full-time


WCPS is seeking to recruit two teaching assistants to start in September 2024 or slightly later depending on notice periods.


Required for a September 2024 or a later start depending on the notice periods

Due to the exciting expansion and improvement of the provision in our EYFS department, WCPS is seeking to recruit two teaching assistants to start in September 2024 or slightly later depending on notice periods.

The main role of the EYFS or KS1 teaching assistant is to assist the teacher, predominantly working with small groups of pupils under the supervision of the teacher, including challenging the more able and supporting the less able.

Duties include:

  • Carrying out specific work tasks allocated by the teacher, including making and preparing materials for lessons
  • Supporting individual pupils when they may have difficulty understanding a particular piece of work
  • Hearing pupils read as designated by classroom teacher
  • Helping with the creation of displays
  • Helping to clear away – wash paint pots etc.
  • Assisting pupils who are unwell and providing comfort and care for minor accidents
  • Participating in record-keeping and pupil assessments including EYFS electronic profiling using iPads
  • Playground duty - helping to supervise the safety and well-being of pupils in the playground
  • Administering first aid for minor injuries
  • Working with pupils across the year group in the outdoor classroom one afternoon a week
  • Attending school functions where required
  • Taking part in INSET training prior to school terms

Person Specification

  • NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in Childcare required
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills are essential, with previous experience of working with children an advantage
  • The ability to work well as part of a team within WCPS
  • A friendly, professional, and approachable manner with colleagues, pupils and parents
  • Understanding the requirement to maintain confidentiality between colleagues, pupils and parents
  • Previous experience in EYFS or KS1 desirable
  • Competent IT skills
  • A can do attitude with a commitment to self- reflective learning

Wimbledon Common Prep School (WCPS) is a pre-preparatory school for 175 boys aged 4-7 years. We provide a well-structured education that aims to instil a love of learning in a friendly, welcoming and attractive environment.

The School was founded in 1919 as a preparatory school for King’s College School (KCS) and other public schools. The premises were originally in Wimbledon High Street but in 1957 the then owner acquired the current building on the Ridgway, opposite King’s, where the school is now situated in a lovely building with a large playground area surrounded by trees near Wimbledon Village and the Common. The School remained in the hands of the Turner family until June 2006 when it was purchased by King’s. WCPS has an excellent reputation and feeds pupils through to King’s and many other respected schools.

Closing date: Friday 19th July 2024 at 9am

Interviews: Week commencing 29th July 2024

For further information and details on how to apply, please refer to the school’s website.

The school reserves the right to appoint at any stage in the process.

Wimbledon Common Prep School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of an enhanced DBS disclosure, satisfactory references, medical clearance and proof of legal right to work in the UK.


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Wimbledon Common Preparatory School

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113 Ridgway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4TA

  • 167 Day Boys (4-7)

020 8946 1001

Closing Date: 19 July 2024