Are you passionate about early childhood education? Do you have the enthusiasm, patience, and creativity to support young learners in their crucial formative years? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Zest are seeking a dedicated and energetic Full-Time Teaching Assistant to join a Early Years class at a lovely school just outside Shard End. This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral part of a  friendly and supportive team, helping to nurture and inspire the youngest pupils as they begin their educational journey.


  • Assist the classroom teacher in planning and delivering engaging, age-appropriate activities.
  • Provide individual and group support to children, ensuring all pupils have the opportunity to achieve their potential.
  • Help create a positive, stimulating, and safe learning environment.
  • Support the social and emotional development of children, fostering a sense of confidence and independence.
  • Prepare classroom materials and resources, and assist in maintaining a tidy, organized classroom.
  • Observe and record children’s progress, providing feedback to the teacher.
  • Supervise children during playtime, mealtime, and other activities.


  • Experience working with young children in a school or nursery setting.
  • A relevant qualification in early years education (e.g., NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Childcare).
  • A warm, caring, and patient nature.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
  • An understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework is desirable.

If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Sarah at or ‘apply for job’ at the top of the page to submit your details.

Zest Education are an REC audited agency and are dedicated to safeguarding children. All candidates must hold an enhanced DBS (or allow us to process one for you) and be registered to the DBS Update Service, be able to provide references to cover the last two years and successfully pass all other necessary safeguarding checks prior to clearance for work.

Salary is dependent on experience, training, or qualifications. The minimum experience, training, or qualifications required for this position are recent school-based experience (within the last 5 years within a school that teaches the British Curriculum) and/or care-based experience within the last 5 years.

The role advertised is for temporary supply work.

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