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Reception Teaching Assistant (Mat Cover)

Cumnor House Nursery - PurleyCroydon

Full Time Reception Teaching Assistant (Maternity cover)

Start Date: April 2021

Closing Date: 4th February 

Interviews: W/C 8th February 

At Cumnor House School, we pride ourselves on encouraging a genuine love for learning. From a very young age, we support our children in their development of a sense of curiosity, open-mindedness, perseverance, reflection, and critical thinking. This thirst for growth and knowledge is one that stays with them throughout their school years, meaning they enter each stage of their lives best prepared for the challenges and opportunities ahead. 

The opportunity

We are seeking an experienced and qualified Teaching Assistant to work full-time at our Boys’ Reception to cover a maternity leave. The opportunity to undertake work/care/support programmes to enable access to learning for pupils, and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching staff to support the delivery of quality learning, and teaching and to help raise standards of achievement for all pupils. Work may be carried out in the classrooms or outside the main teaching area.  

Who are you?

The successful candidate will ideally have prior experience working in a similar setting, be flexible, have an enthusiastic and caring attitude with the ability to engage in a warm and supportive way with the children. Candidates should hold at least a level 3 NVQ or equivalent in a relevant field. The successful candidate will need to be an effective communicator who can use their initiative.


• Competitive rate depending upon qualifications and experience

• School fee discount

• Free lunch 

• Exclusive third-party discounts

• Professional Development

Application Process

Please apply for this vacancy by the following link:   

Completed forms can be submitted electronically to or by post and marked for the attention of the Business Manager. All candidates are required to submit a completed application form – CV’s will not be accepted. Address: 13 Woodcote Lane, Purley, Surrey, CR8 3HB.

Part of Cognita Group -  Cognita Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer Recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

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