Hi all, Hope you are well. I am brand new to this site and have luckily stumbled across this whilst trying to find out more information on skills/qualifications etc needed to become a Teaching Assistance at a Nursery/Primary School. I have been working as a Team Leader at various Private Nursery’s after being promoted from a Nursery Nurse. I have been working in Private Nursery’s for around 10 years now. For the last 6 months I have been trying to get the chance of a role with in a Primary School / None Private Nursery, unfortunately with no success. I have tried, writing to all Primary Schools / None Private Nursery’s, attaching my CV on the off chance they have vacancies available. I have searched the internet and applied for many Jobs around my area but not even getting the chance to Interview. I believe I have a very good CV for the role of a Teaching Assistance but not sure if I am missing some vital qualifications etc. Is there anything I can do in order to increase my chances of getting an Interview for a role? I would appreciate any help and guidance you can offer me. Thanks in advance. Idoia. (Below skills etc from CV) · 2009 -2012: BA Degree Early Years, Open University · 2007-2009CACHE Advanced NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development · May 2014: Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect · Oct 2013: Fire Safety – Early Years · Jun 2013: Implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (in-house training) · Apr 2013: Manual Handling – Early Years · May 2011: Behaviour Management · Jul 2010: Paediatric First Aid · Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene (Sep 2006) · Over 8 years’ nursery nurse experience ranging from children aged six months to four years. · BA degree in Early Years and NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care Learning and Development, with good knowledge of the EYFS curriculum. · One-to-one working, finding ways to stimulate children with Special & Sensory Needs and those without. · Organised, self-motivated and able to cope well under pressure. · Proven team player with the ability to effectively lead and manage a team.