Special Needs Assistant

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Scale 3 (Points 5-6). Actual pro rata salary £13,785.62 - £13993.70
Location: Church Hill Nursery School, Woodbury Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9SB
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Term Time
Hours: 21.25 hours per week. 5 Inset days (45.05wks).
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 18/02/2024 at 12:00
Reference: SCH/24/268836

Forest Alliance of Nursery Schools is looking to recruit a Special Needs Assistant to work with children that have a range of different SEND conditions.  This position will primarily be based at the Church Hill Nursery School site.


We are looking for a motivated Early Years Practitioner, with a passion for working in Early Years. This nursery aged group of children has a wide range of needs and requires a strong communicator. A positive, forward thinking attitude is essential. The candidate should be active, patient, adaptable and able to fit into the school environment.

The successful candidate will be driven to ensure that the children under their care develop and learn in a safe and supportive environment receive high quality education and care. You will be enthusiastic, hardworking and full of creative ideas and will work to provide rich and stimulating play experiences. Applicants must be able to work well within a team as well as on their own.

Although not essential the ideal candidate will have relevant or some experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs and qualified to NVQ level 2.


The postholder will be required to support with lunchtime duties.  


We are committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offer of appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS and references will be taken up prior to interviews.

All completed application forms should be returned via email to: admin@fans.waltham.sch.uk


Further information about the school can be found at: Web links: www.fans.waltham.sch.uk


Closing Date for Application forms:  18th February 2024

Interviews: w/c 4th March 2024

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

This vacancy is now closed