Early Years Learning Assistant

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The International School of Stuttgart e.V. is a non-profit Kindergarten through 12th grade, NEASC accredited, IB World School offering an international curriculum to a student body of about 850 from over 40 nations. Among its strengths are its student-centred and holistic approach to learning and its commitment to professional development and emphasis on student pastoral care.

ISS is one school, located on two campuses. The Sindelfingen campus is situated 20 km to the west of Stuttgart and offers a dual language / interlingual learning environment. ISS Sindelfingen Campus currently has 180 students from Kindergarten, to 10th Grade.

ISS is looking to hire a qualified

Early Years Learning Assistant

Starting as soon as possible. This Position is a maternity cover until the end of the academic year 2024-25.


We are looking for a candidate who is fascinated by the learning process and loves working with children, who is able to accept instructions as well as suggest ideas. Sensitivity, compassion, a sense of humour and the ability to be able to work in a team are all attributes we value. The successful candidate will ideally speak fluent German and a good standard of English. An attitude of open-mindedness and empathy with the Mission and Philosophy of our school are essential pre-requisites. The position will involve:
  • Working closely with the children, under the direction of the class teacher and specialist teachers. 
  • Supervising the children in learning activities, preparing learning materials, and helping to clear away and organize learning materials. 
  • Working with the German Mother Tongue speakers, in reading, writing and numeracy skills development.
  • Supervising the children during snack and lunch. 
  • Taking break duties on the playground and lunch duties in the cafeteria.
  • Organisation of learning resources and ordering of learning materials and stationery.


Experience in working within an educational environment would be advantageous, and an attitude that promotes international-mindedness is essential. A qualification as an Erzieher/in would be an advantage.
The successful candidate also:
  • Has up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance in relation to working with, and the protection of children and young people
  • Displays commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people 
  • Values and respects the views and needs of children and young people


Please visit our Benefits Page to learn more about our Benefits at ISS.

Additional Information

Applications, in English please, should be submitted via our job portal. Applications will be handled with discretion.