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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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  • Band 4 Lead Nursery Nurse

    • Central London
    • £22,438-£26,158 p.a.incl

    We are seeking an experienced senior practitioner to join our existing team at the Great Ormond Street Hospital staff nursery, as Lead Nursery Nurse.

    • Great Ormond Street Hospital
    • Today

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  • Nursery Teacher/Key Person (Term-time only)

    • Brook Green, London W14
    • £14,500pa

    Experienced nursery school teacher/key person required for successful nursery in West London. Candidates must have experience of the pre-school age group. ...

    • Tigerlily Childcare
    • Today

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  • Nursey Nurse

    • Hackney
    • £65 - £70 per day

    A Primary School are in need of a fully qualified Nursery Nurse to work within their EYFS classes. This is a term time only position, working monday to Frid...

    • Horizon Teachers
    • Today

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  • Senior Practitioner - (Room Leader)

    • North Woolwich, London
    • 14,500 – 17,000

    A great opportunity for a Senior Practitioner looking for a new challenge in an established nursery setting.

    • NurtureVille Nursery
    • 1 day ago
  • Room Leader

    • Effingham, near Leatherhead, Surrey
    • Salary is based on experience,

    Room Leader needed for a fantastic, small and happy nursery

    • Little Pickles Nursery
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Nurses and Room Leaders

    • Heston, Hounslow, Wandsworth, Fulham, Hayes,Teddington, Twickenham
    • £14,000-£21,000pa

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

    • Little Developers
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Years Childcare Practitioners

    • St Albans, Hertfordshire
    • We offer a competitive salary, benefits and training package

    Due to our well regarded reputation and continued success, we are now looking to build our professional and dynamic team and are recruiting for Early Years ...

    • Willows Farm Day Nursery & Pre-School
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Nurse & Montessori Teacher

    • West London
    • Wage between 16,000-22,000 dependant on experience, qualifactions and responsibility

    Nursery Nurse & Montessori Teacher required , Wage between 16,000-21, 000 dependant on experience, qualifactions and responsibility

    • Little People
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Years Practitioner

    • Burnley, Lancashire
    • £14,900 per annum

    Experienced Early Years Practitioner, Level 3 or above, required November 14.

    • St. Joseph’s Park Hill School
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Nurse - Richmond

    • Richmond
    • competitive

    Nursery Nurse - Richmond Nursery

    • Asquith Day Nurseries
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Nurse - Outstanding Nursery - Richmond

    • Richmond
    • £15,000 - £16,000

    Nursery Nurse - Outstanding Nursery - Richmond

    • Asquith Day Nurseries
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Childhood Teacher

    • Shenzhen, China
    • Competitive salary package and great benefits

    Competitive salary- Shenzhen, China- Great benefits- Start 2015

    • SeekTeachers
    • 1 day ago
  • EYFS Teacher wanted ASAP

    • Shenzhen, China
    • Competitive Salary plus great benefits

    Early Years Teacher- location in Shenzhen- Competitive salary plus great benefits- Start ASAP

    • SeekTeachers
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Nurse - Chelmsford (city centre nursery), Colchester and Harlow

    • Essex - Chelmsford (city centre nursery), Colchester and Harlow
    • Up to £14,000

    Tigerlily Nursery Recruitment is working with a number of nurseries in Essex looking to recruit a number of full time nursery nurses to fill as soon as possi...

    • Tigerlily Middlesex and NW London Nursery Recruitment
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Years Practitioners

    • China
    • 12,000-14,000 RMB

    We are a private school for children aged 0- 5 years. Prince William International School Nursery School an enjoyable and rewarding place to work.

    • Prince William International Nursery School
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Assistant

    • Nursery in Upland, East Dulwich
    • £14,000, depending on experience and qualifications.

    Nursery practitioner with a minimum level 2 qualification. We want someone who really enjoys being with children, teaching them new skills through play.

    • Mother Goose Nursery Ltd
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Room Leader

    • Stockwell
    • £15,000 - £19,000 per annum

    Are you looking for an exciting job to demonstrate and utilize your skills of nursery room leader?Your search ends here.This job provides you with tremendous...

    • Janus Recruitment Ltd
    • 1 day ago
  • Breakfast and Afterschool Manager

    • E11
    • £18,200 pro rata ( 42 weeks per year plus holiday )

    If you are looking for an exciting, challenging role to demonstrate, utilize your management skills optimally, your search ends here. This nursery in E11 are...

    • Janus Recruitment Ltd
    • 1 day ago
  • L2 and L3 practitioners

    • West Dulwich, London SE21
    • £14-£20k depending on experience and qualifications

    Nursery Practitioners required to work in our nurseries in South East London

    • Nelly's Nursery
    • 4 days ago
  • Senior Practitioner

    • Orsett Heath, Essex RM16 3AP
    • Competitive

    This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative ‘mini forest school’ Day Nursery in Orsett Heath and help us grow the company together.

    • Willow Garden Day Nursery
    • 4 days ago