Athelstan Community Primary School

To Be The Best That We Can Be



Thank you for your interest in working at Athelstan School. We are currently looking to recruit an Early Years Assistant to work within our school nursery.



Directorate: Children and Young People’s Service

Service: Education

Location: Athelstan Community Primary School

Milford Road, Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire LS25 6QN

Tel No: 01977 684037   E Mail:

Head teacher: - Miss K M O’Donnell MA BED PGCPSE

Early Years Assistant

Grade CD Scale point 2-4    29.5 hours

Grade AB Scale point 2          0.5 hours

Total hours 30 hours  

Fixed post    Required from September 2023

We require an outstanding and highly motivated Teaching Assistant to join our hard-working team in our busy ‘outstanding’ Early Years unit. The post is 30.00 hours per week, working within our nursery classrooms. Athelstan School is a friendly, warm and welcoming school, there is a strong family and inclusive ethos, where teamwork is highly valued and the role of the individual within the team is respected. Candidates should be committed to following a creative, child centred approach to teaching and learning and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You would work alongside an established motivated and supportive Early Years Team, led by our Deputy Head teacher.


Children in the early years get off to an exceptional start. The early years curriculum has been very carefully thought out. There is clear progression from the two-yearolds through to Reception. Every opportunity is taken to engage children’s interests and inspire them. In all areas of provision, children play and learn well together.

Their engagement in their learning is exceptional. Staff are exceptionally skilled at talking to the children and moving them towards independence. Behaviour and relationships among the children are very positive. Ofsted 2023.


Candidates must

· Strive for outstanding practice

  Be an excellent team player contributing to our early years.

· Be confident in communicating positively with parents, and all other stakeholders on a daily basis.

· Be hardworking and willing to contribute to the whole school ethos

· Have a sense of fun!

Candidates should have:

· An understanding of and commitment to the provision of good quality childcare

· An understanding of food hygiene rules

· Health & safety knowledge, including lifting and handling and fire prevention

· A sound understanding of safeguarding procedures

· Knowledge of healthy eating


The successful applicant will have a child care qualification and have a desire to work within early years. We are committed to inclusion. Athelstan CP School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications or services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, suitable references and medical clearance. Shortlisted candidates will also be subject to an online check as per the KCSIE 2022 guidance.

Please also visit to find out more about the school.


For further information about the role please contact Mrs Caroline Hutton, Athelstan CP School, Milford Road, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6QN Tel 01977 684037 email:

Application packs can be downloaded from the school website

Closing date for applications Monday June 5th 2023

Shortlisting Thursday June 8th 2023

Interviews will take place on Friday June 16th