Teaching Assistant

Connex - London

EYFS SEND Teaching Assistant – 1:1


Location: Waltham Forest

Contract Details: Full Time / Monday-Friday / 8am-4pm / Term Time Only

Pay: £450 – 475 per week



A large mainstream primary school in the Borough of Waltham Forest are looking to recruit an EYFS SEND Teaching Assistant to join their school team ASAP.



The role

  • You will be working in the reception class as an EYFS SEND Teaching Assistant. You will be supporting a child who has been diagnosed with ASD, and is non-verbal, working on a 1:1 basis with the child.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to address the needs of child, who requires support in overcoming barriers to learning and/or behaviour in order to achieve their full potential.
  • Work closely with teachers to monitor the progress of student and provide feedback on their development, reporting back to staff/parents/guardians.
  • Assist with personal care tasks, including toileting, and mobility support, if/as required.
  • Support students during outings and extracurricular activities, ensuring their safety and engagement.

Experience and skills required

  • Have experience or an interest in working with children with Learning Difficulties within either an educational setting or transferable sectors such as care & support work.
  • Experience working within EYFS would be advantageous but is not essential.
  • Hold an NVQ Level 2 or above (desirable).
  • Be willing to undertake the relevant online CPD courses/training prior to starting the role.
  • Work effectively as part of a team, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment.
  • Flexible approach to working with pupils, adapting to meet their diverse needs.

Benefits of working with Connex Education

  • Competitive daily rate / PAYE paid weekly.
  • Free access to our Teaching Assistant Toolkit skills development package comprising over 24 courses.
  • Funded formal qualifications, from Level 2 SEND, Level 3 Teaching and Learning, Level 4 HLTA and Level 5 TEFL


All offers are conditional upon satisfactory background checks, including a DBS check.

Connex Education Partnership is committed to a policy of equal opportunities. We respect and value cultural and religious diversity and will not discriminate based on age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, religion, culture, marital status or disability. Everyone is assessed on merit alone. Connex Education Partnership is an employment agency and employment business.

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