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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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  • Room Leader - Finsbury Park - £17,000 - £20,000

    • N4 3AF
    • £17,000 - £20,000

    We are currently seeking a proven Room Leader to join the team at our Finsbury Park Day Nursery. This is a full time position working 40 hours per week Monda...

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  • Nursery Nurse - Full Time - Finsbury Park - £14,500 - £16,000

    • Finsbury Park, Islington, North London
    • £16,000 - £18,000

    We are currently seeking a Level 3 qualified Nursery Nurse to join the existing team at our Finsbury Park Day Nursery.

    • Asquith Day Nurseries
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  • Room Leader - Crouch Hill (Islington) - £18,000 - £19,000

    • N4 4AP
    • £18,000 - £19,000

    We are currently seeking a proven Room Leader to join the team at our Crouch Hill Day Nursery in Islington. This is a full time position working 40 hours per...

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  • Nursery Nurse - Crouch Hill (Islington, North London) - £14,000 - £15,000

    • N4 4AP
    • £14,000 - £15,000

    We are currently seeking a proven Level 3 qualified Nursery Nurse to join the existing team at our Crouch Hill Day Nursery in Islington. This is a full time ...

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  • Early Educator Level 2

    • Derby
    • £11,484.20 - £14,014.00 per annum

    4Children are recruiting for Early Educator’s Level 2, to work at our Derby Nurseries.

    • 4Children
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  • Head of Pre-School and Deputy Manager

    • Barnet
    • £21000 - £25000 per annum

    I have a great opportunity for a dynamic, energetic, focused and experienced Senior Nursery Nurse to work in a successful large day nursery. You will take o...

    • Academics Ltd
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  • Nursery Nurse

    • Tower Hamlets
    • £65 - £70 per day

    If you are an experienced energetic and confident Nursery Nurse or Early Years Graduate who is looking for a challenge and to be part of a new team.. I may h...

    • Academics Ltd
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  • 1:1 SEN Nursery Nurse

    • Tower Hamlets
    • £65 - £70 per day

    I have a great opportunity for an experienced early year's practitioner or Early Years Graduate to work in fantastic new academy primary school in Tower Ham...

    • Academics Ltd
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  • Nursery Practitioner

    • Highgate Village
    • Up to £17,000 depending on experience + 20 days holidays

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and qualified practitioner to work at our Highgate nursery.

    • Little Raccoons Day Nursery
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  • Nursery Nurse - Croydon

    • Croydon
    • £14,000 - £17,000

    Sunshine Day Nursery is looking for a full time qualified nursery nurse to start as soon as possible.

    • Sunshine Day Nurseries Limited
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  • Nursery Teacher

    • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    • GBP 16,000/- to 20,000/- Tax Free Per Year

    Nursery Teacher Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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    • Tigerlily Childcare Sussex
    • 1 day ago
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    • East Grinstead
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  • Lecturer in Care & Early Years

    • Bath
    • £20,793 - £32,104 per annum

    The College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and self-starting individual to join the Health, Care & Early Years team, within the Department of Sport, C...

    • City of Bath College
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  • Stay and Play/Creche Worker

    • 5a Kinetic Crescent, Innova Park, Mollison Park, Enfield, EN3 7XU
    • Salary £10,408 inc London Allowance (£20,816 FTE)

    PART-TIME 20 HOURS /WEEK (Mon, Tues and Weds AM) Fixed Term Contract to 31st March 2015

    • Oasis Hub Enfield
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  • Deputy Manager/Room Leader

    • Edgware / Pinner
    • Both roles salary to be advised dependant on experience

    Supernumerary Deputy Manager for 50 place Outstanding Pre-school in Edgware. Experience of staff management essential. Experienced Room Leader required for 8...

    • Cheeky Chums
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  • Nursery Nurse Chiswick

    • Chiswick
    • £15,500 - £17,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits

    A superb opportunity has arisen for a Nursery Nurse in one of our London settings. We are looking to recruit for enthusiastic and motivated individuals who c...

    • Active Learning Childcare
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  • Early Years Teacher

    • Oxford
    • £23000 - £24000 per annum

    Bright Horizons Nurseries are currently recruiting for NEW Exciting Early Years Specialist Teachers to work across our Client nurseries based in Oxford.

    • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
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  • Nursery Nurse

    • Wimbledon SW19
    • Competitive

    Our fantastic nursery is looking to recruit a qualified Nursery Nurse (NVQ Level 2 or 3 or equivalent) to join our thriving team in a great setting in Wimble...

    • Playdays Nurseries
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  • Early Years Adviser (Temporary) - Day Nurseries Association

    • North of England with travel throughout the UK (office based in Huddersfield or home based)
    • £25,000 - £28,000 per annum

    This is a great opportunity for an Early Years Business Advisor to join our client and play a key role in providing support to Children's Day Nurseries to he...

    • CHM
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