how to become a teaching assistant? advice please!

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jjessmurphh
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how to become a teaching assistant? advice please!

Postby jjessmurphh » Thu May 30, 2019 3:32 pm

Hi all,

I am looking to become a teaching assistant but have no idea where to start. I have worked as a nanny for 3 years but have had no school experience. I cannot afford a course but am really interested in doing an apprenticeship in a primary school in wandsworth/Lambeth but as of yet I haven't found any so am a bit stuck as what to do.

does anyone know any schools that would be willing to train me?

any advice would be gladly appreciated.

thanks 
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Re: how to become a teaching assistant? advice please!

Postby Hercule » Thu May 30, 2019 10:01 pm

I would suggest looking on the local council website. Your experience and knowledge may qualify you. A good way to gain experience is to volunteer at a school.
Good luck.
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Re: how to become a teaching assistant? advice please!

Postby acidming » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:49 am

You don't have to have any formal qualifications to become a teaching assistant, although it does help to have had some experience with children, which you seem to already, having been a nanny.

There is a KS1 position available here https://www.newtonprepschool.co.uk/830/employment

Days are long but it's a very fulfilling job.
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