Noah’s Ark Pre-school:
SEN 1:1 Support Role

Noah’s Ark Pre-school is looking to recruit a 1: 1 SEN support worker to join our team. This position would be for 20 hours per week over 4 days and is a fixed term contract until 21st July 2021.

Noah’s Ark is a Christian Pre-school and takes children from two-five years old. We strive to provide a safe, secure and stimulating and inclusive environment, that both supports and extends the individual child’s interests. As a setting we seek to support children and their families and recognise that children are individual and have a wide range of abilities and additional needs.

This post provides an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about working with children and has knowledge of EYFS curriculum, to join our innovative team, dedicated to providing outstanding Early Years provision through play.

The Role:

We are looking for someone to provide 1: 1 support to a number of children, providing them with a positive and encouraging learning environment that supports their individual learning needs. This role will require being able to work with individuals and small groups of children in a range of daily learning activities.

In addition, there will be times when this role will be required to be part of the enhanced ratio enabling other staff to be released to work with individual children. Excellent communication skills and a team player who can be part of our professional staff team working to develop and implement strategies for all our children to reach their learning potential.

We are looking for a caring and patient individual who is focused and innovative and supportive of the Christian ethos of the Pre-school. A ‘can do attitude’ to support our learning community is a must. The successful applicant will be familiar with EYFS, enthusiastic and flexible. They must be committed to working as part of a cohesive, supportive and forward-thinking team.

Noah’s Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, the post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Job Description

Job Title:SEN 1:1 Support Role

Managed by: Pre-school Practice Manager

Purpose of the Job

  • To ensure that children requiring additional support have access to a high quality and fun EYFS curriculum that meet their individual learning needs.
  • Working with individual and small groups of children to provide a range of learning opportunities showing clear intent, implementation and impact.
  • Working with the SENco lead to identify interventions to support individual children’s needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide 1:1 support for individual children providing them with a positive and encouraging learning environment.
  • To bring exciting, challenging and relevant activities and experiences to individual and small groups of children on a regular basis.
  • To monitor and record individual children’s progress and use information as part of planning and provision moving forward.
  • Work effectively under their own initiative but also as part of the team.
  • Understanding of Pre-school policies and procedures and ensuring you adhere to them.
  • Develop good relationships and knowledge of all children.
  • To work in partnership with parents and to value and utilize parents’ contributions to support children’s well-being, learning and development.
  • To be responsible for own professional development and be pro-active in attending relevant training opportunities.
  • To attend weekly staff meetings, inset days and end of term celebrations and other events connected with the setting where required.
  • To represent the setting professionally at all times and maintaining the settings integrity.

Employee Specification

Job title: SEN 1:1 Support worker
Managed by: Pre-school Managers


Knowledge & Experience

  • An understanding of EYFS curriculum and understanding of child development.
  • Experience of working in a team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding/child protection procedures.
  • Experience of working with in partnership with parents/carers.
  • Previous experience of working with young children.

DESIREABLE (Should Have)

Knowledge & Experience

  • Qualified to Early Years level 2.
  • Experience of working within an Early Years setting.
  • SEN experience helpful but not essential.
  • Knowledge of Makaton.


23 October 2020

2nd November 2020

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Sophie Cleak, Jane Smith or Sophie Turner for an application form, informal chat or to arrange an informal visit on 0117 9446229 or

Noah’s Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, the post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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