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12 Jul 2021

Full-Time EYFS LSA Colchester Essex

4myschools – Posted by SEND and Support Colchester, England, United Kingdom

Teaching Assistant Wisbech Cambridgeshire

Job Description

EYFS LSA Colchester Essex

Vacancy Details: EYFS LSA Colchester Essex

The Role:

We are currently recruiting an LSA with SEND and EYFS experience to join a small village school near Colchester, Essex or a full time, term time only, basis from September 2021.

The position is to work Monday to Friday 8:30am-3:15pm as part of the classroom support team in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) under the direction of the class teacher.

Previous experience working with SEND and EYFS is important as this is a 1:1 LSA role where you will be supporting a 4-year-old who has complex speech and language needs. The child has an EHCP with identified individual development goals, and you will be working collaboratively with your fellow LSAs, class teacher, SENDCO and other professionals such as a SLT (Speech and Language Therapist).

Due to the needs of the child, knowledge and previous experience using techniques such as Makaton, PECS, and visual timetables. Also conducting observations, providing feedback to the class teacher, and using your initiative to build rapport. You will work with your class teacher to support planning and create simple resources as appropriate that provide engaging activities to positively challenge the child’s development.

In addition to SLCN, previous experience of providing support to children who are experiencing difficulties with behaviour, social interactions, confidence, and self-esteem would be beneficial as speech, language and communications skills support the development of these other areas (learning, social and emotional development, and behaviour).

The School:

The school are ideally looking for someone who can become part of their committed team and join in with the whole school experience.

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • Previous experience working with SEND and EYFS
  • A positive approach to classroom management helping create a positive learning environment
  • A holistic approach to supporting children’s development
  • Hold a grade ‘C’ or above in GCSE English and Maths

Pay for this position is £13,065 – £14,625 per annum (depending on experience)

What we can do for you:

You will have a dedicated local consultant who has an in depth understanding of the schools in your area, supported by a fantastic team who are here to meet your needs every step of the way. 4myschools operates a full out of hours service and our office is open from 7am to 5:30pm.

We will always treat you as a valued member of the 4myschools team. You will have a choice of how you would like to be paid, including our PAYE with no weekly fees or employers tax costs passed onto you. We pay fairly and transparently, and wherever possible will pay to scale ensuring that we meet Agency Worker Regulations after 12 weeks with a school. You are paid weekly in arrears, receiving an online payslip with a weekly pay showing your HMRC deductions and holiday pay breakdown.

4myschools also offer training and development opportunities, which you can find out about more on our website: Resources – 4myschools Teacher Recruitment

More about us…

4myschools have been delivering positive social impact from the beginning by reducing the cost of supply teachers to local schools and by paying teachers fairly. We believe that our business has the power to change lives. By joining us you will be making a difference to the schools that we work with and the children that you teach. You will also make a difference on an international level to areas of poverty in the developing world. Every time a school uses 4myschools we give charitable donations for access to education in developing countries.

In times where flexible working is becoming more important to encourage a real work-life balance, 4myschools understand this. We work closely with ‘updatedge’ who provide a fantastic app that allows you to instantly update your own availability directly from your smart phone, which in turn is shared with our office systems. This gives you full flexibility to manage your own weekly calendar and pick up work when you want it.


4myschools provide free Child Protection, PREVENT and COVID-19 training.

COVID-19 considerations

4myschools and the school have conducted risk assessments that will be regularly reviewed and made available to the successfully appointed person.

How to Apply

Please send an up to date CV to

Job Categories: Early Years, Learning Support Assistant, Learning Support Assistant Essex and LSA. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: EYFS, LSA, SEN. SEND, SLCN and TA.

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