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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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  • Early Years Practitioners

    • Loughton, Essex
    • Competitive salary, dependant on experience.

    Thriving Nursery looking to appoint enthusiastic Level 3 or above full-time early years practitioners and bank staff/lunch-time cover.

    • Chrysalis Day Nurseries Ltd
    • 1 day ago

    • Park Royal, NW10 7TR
    • Competitive and Negotiable

    we have an exciting opportunity for an Early Years Practitioner

    • Kindervine Day Nursery
    • 1 day ago
  • Qualified Nursery Nurses - Brooklands Weybridge

    • Brooklands Weybridge, Surrey
    • Up to £16,000 plus childcare discount and other benefits

    Currently seeing Qualified Level 2/3 Nursery Nurses to join a fantastic existing team for a nursery based in Weybridge The nursery offers many benefits an...

    • CG Recruitment
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Years Assistants – 1 Full-time, 2 Part-time

    • East London
    • Scale 4

    We are looking for Early Years Assistants who have experience of and commitment to high-quality early years education.

    • Millfields Community School and Children's Centre
    • 1 day ago
  • Lead EYP and EYP

    • TW11 0RJ and SW19 3QH
    • £16,250-£19,250

    The EYP is a key teacher qualified NVQ 3 or above, is responsible for providing the highest quality of care and education.

    • Building Blocks Childcare Limited
    • 1 day ago
  • Deputy Manager, Room Leader and Nursery Nurse Level 3

    • Enfield ,Hillingdon, North London
    • £16,000 to £22,000

    Tara Kindergartens have vacancies for all three posts in our nurseries in the Enfield Borough. Additionally there is also a vacancy for a Nursery Nurse in ...

    • Tara Kindergartens
    • 1 day ago
  • Up to 24K- Very Professional & Hard Working Early Years Practioner

    • West Hampstead, London
    • 20-24K

    Very professional nursery nurse needed for a 20-24K full time position in West Hampstead.

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

    • Highbury N5 and Archway N19
    • Salary dependant on experience and qualifications.

    Required to join our friendly, committed staff teams at Little Angels Day Nurseries at Highbury N5 and Archway N19.

    • Little Angels Day Nursery & Pre-Prep Schools
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Manager, Deputy Manager and Nursery Nurses Required

    • South East London
    • attractive salary and staff pension available.

    We are looking for a dynamic Nursery Manager, Deputy Manager & Nursery Nurses for our Nursery. You will need to demonstrate previous experience of ...

    • Excel Child Care Services Ltd
    • 2 days ago
  • Deputy Manager

    • Brentford, Syon Park TW8
    • Up to 24,000 per annum + benefits + 50% discount on nursery fees

    If you are passionate about nurturing and cultivating a love of learning in others, inspiring imaginations, teaching social skills and co-operative playing, ...

    • Connected Recruitment
    • 2 days ago
  • Nursery Nurses

    • Fulham, Ealing, Notting Hill, Heston, Surbiton, Wandsworth and Harrow
    • £14,000pa-£23,000pa

    Little Developers are looking for exclusive Nursery Nurses to join our new nursery settings and pre-schools.

    • Little Developers
    • 2 days ago
  • Nursery Nurse for Term time Nursery School

    • Hammersmith and Fulham
    • £70 per day

    I have a lovely term time Nursery School in Hammersmith and Fulham who are looking for an experienced Nursery Nurse, Level 3-6 qualified to start ASAP. It w...

    • Academics Ltd
    • 2 days ago
  • Room Leader

    • Lewisham
    • Dependent on experience

    We are looking for a qualified Room Leader who works well in a team to join a innovative progressive nursery

    • Cherubins Day Nursery
    • 2 days ago
  • Nursery Class Teacher

    • Prague
    • Competitive

    Maternity leave position available until January 2016 but we would offer an extended contract until June 2016 with an Early Years position at our sister camp...

    • Park Lane International School
    • 2 days ago
  • Lead Early Years Practitioner

    • Wokingham, Berkshire
    • Salary dependent on Qualifications and Experience

    We require an enthusiastic full time Practitioner to work with, and when necessary lead a small team of other practitioners in ensuring the smooth ...

    • Wokingham Day Nursery
    • 2 days ago
  • Nursery Practitioners

    • Streatham Hill, London
    • negotiable

    MiniStars Day Nursery in Streatham Hill is looking for Qualified Nursery Practitioners.

    • Mini Stars Day Nursery
    • 2 days ago
  • Early Years Practitioner - Nursery Nurse or equivalent

    • South West London
    • Depending of experience

    Early Years Practitioner in Clapham for French/English montessori nursery, London

    • Les Petis Heaven Montessori Maternelle
    • 2 days ago
  • Regional Trainer - Early Years Apprenticeship Programme

    • East of England region
    • £24000 - £29000

    Regional trainers play a key role in inspiring and engaging learners to be active thinkers, natural enquirers and problem solvers who take responsibility for...

    • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
    • 2 days ago
  • Room Leaders / Nursery Nurse

    • Cranmer Hall/Sylverdale Rd, Croydon CR0 4LD Croydon
    • Negotiable

    Room leader, Nursery Nurse and Nursery assistant jobs full time and part time in croydon

    • Happy Little Bunny Nursery Limited
    • 2 days ago
  • Senior Practitioner/ Child Care Practitioners

    • Link House, Ninelands Lane, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1NT
    • Competitive Salaries

    Exemplary, experienced and motivated Child Care professionals sought to deliver excellence in practice and procedure.

    • Sweet Peas Day Care & Teaching Nurseries Ltd
    • 2 days ago