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Early Years Assistant, ELA Basel – The Swiss British School, Switzerland

ELA Basel - The Swiss British School

This school is based in Basel, Switzerland and is looking for an Early Years Assistant.

ELA Basel – The Swiss British School of Basel is a vibrant international primary school, providing a nurturing family environment for children aged 3 months to 12 years. Located in the heart of Basel, the school serves approximately 350 children and is renowned for its high-quality childcare, small class sizes, creative and dynamic curriculum based on the UK National Curriculum, and a wide range of extra-curricular activities and wrap-around care.

Job Purpose: As an Early Years Assistant, you will support the delivery of high-quality childcare and early education in our day care center. You will work closely with a team of committed professionals to create a stimulating and nurturing environment for young children.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Childcare and Education:
    • Support the implementation of the curriculum, ensuring a balance of play-based learning and structured activities.
    • Assist in the planning and organization of daily activities.
    • Provide care and supervision for children, ensuring their safety and wellbeing at all times.
    • Foster a nurturing and inclusive environment that supports the developmental needs of each child.
  • Communication and Collaboration:
    • Communicate effectively with children, parents, and colleagues.
    • Work collaboratively with the teaching team to plan and deliver educational activities.
    • Maintain positive relationships with parents and provide regular updates on their child’s progress.
  • Administrative Support:
    • Assist with the preparation of materials and resources for daily activities.
    • Maintain accurate records of children’s development and learning.


Candidate Requirements:
  • Qualifications and Experience:
    • Qualified childcare specialist with relevant experience in early years education.
    • Fluent in German (mother tongue or C1 level) with a good command of English.
    • Right to work in Switzerland.
  • Skills and Attributes:
    • Passionate about working with young children.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
    • Creative, dynamic, and nurturing approach to childcare and education.


Application Instructions: Interested candidates are invited to apply online by submitting their CV, a cover letter, and references. Please ensure that you meet the language and work permit requirements before applying.

  • A completed application form including two references
  • A recent passport style photograph
  • PDF copies of appropriate qualifications and certifications
  • PDF copies of passport or iD
  • PDF copy of your passport and permit showing your right to work in Switzerland
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