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Early years teachers (or nursery school teachers) teach children between the ages of three and five, in nursery schools and reception classes.

Early years teachers develop resources such as games, puzzles and visual aids for use within the nursery and organise and share a wide range of activities with the children.

Specifically Early years teachers are responsible for:

•developing confidence and language skills •encouraging creativity •numeracy and literacy •helping to develop social skills •encourage and develop acceptable behaviour

Early years teachers must also:

•take into account issues of multilingualism and multiculturalism •take into account individual children's health or disability problems •observe and assess each child so as to tailor learning opportunities correctly •ensure child safety •keep records, write reports and complete assessment profiles •organise the work of teaching assistants and parent volunteers

Teachers in state schools work 39 weeks a year. Part-time and temporary (supply) work is possible.

A newly qualified teacher usually earns £21,102 a year (£26,000 in inner London). A nursery head can earn around £42,000 to £52,000 depending on the size, kind and location of the school.

Early years teachers work in state maintained and independent nursery schools, nursery classes in primary schools and children's centres.

To teach in a state nursery school or department within a state primary school a teaching qualification is required. In addition, a degree in early years teaching, early childhood studies, education studies or psychology with the emphasis on young children can be useful. Before working with children, applicants undergo checks through the Criminal Records Bureau and register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

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  • Nursery Nurses - west London and Middlesex (Chiswick, Hammersmith, Northfields, Brentford)

    • West London and Middlesex
    • £15,000 to £18,000 pa (NEG)

    Nursery Nurses - west London (Chiswick, Hammersmith, Northfields, Brentford) - paying to £18,000 pa

    • Tigerlily Middlesex and NW London Nursery Recruitment
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Nurses and Senior Nursery Nurses - Hertfordshire (Hemel Hempstead, Bushey, Radlett)

    • Hertfordshire - Hemel Hempstead, Bushey, Radlett, nr. Northwood
    • Up to £18,500 pa (depending on level, location and role)

    Nursery Nurses and Senior Nursery Nurses - Hertfordshire (Bovingdon, Bushey, Radlett) - Up to £18,500 depending on role and setting

    • Tigerlily Middlesex and NW London Nursery Recruitment
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Manager

    • Portsmouth
    • £22,672 p/a

    Management of the nursery with specific responsibility for ensuring the safe, compliant and quality assured delivery of the Statutory Framework for...

    • The Salvation Army Southsea
    • 1 day ago
  • Deputy Nursery Manager

    • Link House, Ninelands Lane, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1NT
    • £20,000.00 PA

    We are looking for an exceptional, child-centred executive with experience and motivation to join our management team in a busy 92 place Nursery

    • Sweet Peas Day Care & Teaching Nurseries Ltd
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Teacher

    • Islington
    • £125 - £150 Per Day April to July

    A ‘good’ independent Nursery and Pre-preparatory school in Islington (N1) is looking to appoint two qualified Nursery Teachers who are available to start at ...

    • Smart Teachers
    • 1 day ago
  • Under Threes Early Childhood Practitioner

    • Banpo District of Seoul
    • Between KWR 44000000-66000000 (2 to 13 years’ experience)

    Dulwich College Seoul seeking an experienced and qualified early years practitioner with degree status to lead the Under 3’s team in the Foundation stage( D...

    • Dulwich College Seoul
    • 1 day ago
  • Teacher of Early Years

    • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Inclusive International package such as Accommodation, Flights, Medical, Visa and gratuity bonus

    Our Client in Dubai is looking for Qualified Early years teachers to start with them for the next academic year. If interested contact SeekTeachers IMMEDIATELY

    • SeekTeachers
    • 1 day ago
  • Maidenhead Recruitment Days 6th and 7th February

    • Maidenhead
    • Up to £8.84 per hour dependent on experience.

    Looking for a new challenge? The Co-operative Childcare is an exciting, expanding and growing childcare group with an abundance of opportunities. Attend our ...

    • The Co-operative Childcare
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Volunteer

    • We are a 6min walk from either Pimlico or St James’s Park tube station or a 15min walk from Victoria. You can also catch the 507 bus from Waterloo.
    • Volunteer position

    We run a popular nursery supporting local families and are seeking volunteers to help us deliver a fun and learning environment for children. Support and su...

    • Cardinal Hume Centre
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Nurse

    • Central Cambridge
    • Salary dependent on experience

    Sancton Wood is a small, family friendly independent school situated in the heart of Cambridge, which admits children from 1 – 16 years. We operat...

    • Eaton Square Schools Group
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Nurses Dorking

    • Dorking, Surrey
    • Up to £17500 pa pro rata

    A superb opportunity has arisen for a Nursery Nurse in our Dorking setting. We are looking to recruit for enthusiastic and motivated individuals who can brin...

    • Active Learning Childcare
    • 1 day ago
  • NVQ Level 2/3

    • Upland Road, East Dulwich, London, SE22 0DN
    • Salary range £14,100- £18,400 per annum, depending on experience and qualification

    Nursery practitioners with NVQ 2 and NVQ 3 or equivalent required to work in our nursery in East Dulwich. Opportunities available for NVQ 3 who want to train...

    • Mother Goose Nursery Ltd
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Manager

    • East Dulwich SE22 / SE5
    • Experience and qualification dependent

    Looking for a motivated, inspirational and dynamic person to lead and manage a 34 place nursery

    • Mother Goose Nursery Ltd
    • 1 day ago
  • High End Term Time Early Years Practitioner or Nursery Teacher- Up to 25K

    • Notting Hill, London
    • Based on experience (roughly 18K EYP, 25K EYT)

    High end nursery looking for experienced early years practitioner or nursery teacher to start ASAP in our outstanding nursery

    • Shine & Marylebone Services
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Years Practioners

    • Catford SE6
    • Depending on experience and qualifications.

    Experienced, Passionate Practitioners required - SE6

    • Rushey Green Nursery
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Teacher

    • Fulham, London SW6
    • £18,000 - £25,000 p.a.

    Nursery Teacher, Early Years Educator equivalent, Degree in Early Years, NQV Level 3, to work with 12 month to 5 year olds.

    • Pippa Pop-ins
    • 1 day ago
  • Teachers of Early Childhood

    • United Arab Emirates, Dubai
    • Up to £2400 per month + housing + benefits

    UK EYFS school in Dubai is in need of female EYFS teachers. Interviews to be done over Skype. Offering a TAX FREE salary with benefits. Contact zak@SeekTeach...

    • SeekTeachers
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Years Teacher - Dubai

    • United Arab Emirates, Dubai
    • Up to £2100 per month TAX FREE + housing + benefits

    Early Childhood Teachers job in Dubai. Immediate interview for a job to start in August 2015. Offering TAX FREE salary with benefits

    • SeekTeachers
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Nurse

    • Harrow
    • £13500 - £15500 per annum

    Nursery Nurse - Northwick Park Nursery - Harrow, Middlesex We are currently recruiting for a Nursery Nurse to join our Northwick Park Nursery in Harrow, Midd...

    • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
    • 2 days ago
  • Nursery Teacher

    • Hong Kong
    • Competitive salary plus benefits

    Teach in Hong Kong, Earn up to £2,500 per month with benefits, Teach in an international Kindergarten in Hong Kong, August 2015 start, Interview immediately

    • SeekTeachers
    • 2 days ago