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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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  • NVQ Level 3 Nursery Nurse for Ealing School

    • Ealing
    • £65 - £70 per day

    Ambitious degree level Nursery Nurse who loves working with children and would like totally utilise their degree required for great school position.

    • Academics Ltd
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Years Practitioners

    • Camden Square Play Centre Murray Street London NW1 9RE
    • £18,200 (pro rata 20 hours 38 weeks term time + pro rata annual leave payment)

    Camden Square is a new Pre-school for children from the age of 2 years with transition into school. We are recruiting 1 Early Years Practitioner

    • Maiden Lane Community Centre
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Years Practitioner/Nursery Nurse

    • Stockport /Cuddington /Lymm
    • Between £12’000 - £16’000 depending on experience.

    Experienced Early Years Practitioners required for our Outstanding Nurseries over 3 sites around Cheshire.

    • Holly Grange Montessori Nurseries
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Years Educator

    • South West London, Borough of Richmond upon Thames
    • depending on experience.

    Experienced, friendly, team player essential, to start ASAP.

    • Montys Nursery
    • 1 day ago
  • Mediterranean Childcare Opportunities for 2015

    • Various overseas
    • Very competitive salary + Benefits

    Luxury travel company Scott Dunn have started recruiting for summer 2015, we are looking for qualified and experienced childcare professionals, nannies and n...

    • Scott Dunn
    • 1 day ago
  • TEAM LEADER EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER (LEVEL 3 OR HIGHER)

    • SEVENOAKS TOWN CENTRE, KENT
    • £14,500-£17,000 dependent on experience and qualifications + performance related bonuses

    Team/room leader required for January start as our nursery grows, join us now!

    • Oakley Day Nursery and Preschool
    • 1 day ago
  • School Nursery Nurse minimum NVQ 3

    • Haringey
    • £65 - £70 per day

    This is a great opportunity for a committed Nursery Nurse to work in this lovely Primary School based in Haringey. This fantastic Primary school are looking ...

    • Academics Ltd
    • 1 day ago
  • School require well experienced Nursery Nurse

    • Hackney
    • £65 - £70 per day

    If you love working with children in their Early Years and would like to fully utilise your experience and be recognised for your skills then read on!

    • Academics Ltd
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Officer (Career Grade) (4 posts)

    • Ealing, West London
    • dependent on level

    We are looking to recruit highly motivated, experienced nursery officers to join our friendly and professional staff team at Windmill Children’s Centre. You ...

    • London Borough of Ealing
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Practitioners/Room Leaders

    • Hampstead Garden Suburb (N2) + Belsize Park (NW3)
    • £14K - £18K Per Annum depending on the role, experience and qualification

    We are looking for Nursery Practitioners and Room Leaders to join our professional and caring team of Early Year’s Practitioners.

    • Kerens Nursery
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Nurse

    • Haringey , North London
    • £16,000

    Eagle Nursery aims to offer premier child care services to children and their families in a secure, stimulating and harmonious environment where children are...

    • Eagle Nursery
    • 4 days ago
  • Nursery Nurse

    • London Borough of Redbridge
    • Competitive

    Qualified Nursery Nurses required for busy Childcare group

    • PAUK LTD. t/a Barleymont Group
    • 4 days ago
  • Nursery Nurse

    • Surbiton KT6
    • £15,000-£18,000

    'Outstanding' Sutherland Day Nursery in Surbiton is seeking to appoint a full time Nursery Nurse.

    • Sutherland Day Nursery
    • 4 days ago
  • Level 3 Nursery Practitioners Required

    • Hounslow
    • £14000 - £15500 per annum

    Seeking level three qualified practitioners for a beautiful hounslow nursery.

    • Kangacrew
    • 4 days ago
  • Level 3 Nursery Practitioners Required

    • Chiswick
    • £14000 - £15500 per annum

    Seeking level 3 qualified practitioners for a beautiful new nursery opening in February 2015.

    • Kangacrew
    • 4 days ago
  • Nursery Manager Required

    • Chiswick
    • £25000 - £36000 per annum

    Seeking an excellent nursery manager who has a strong passion and love for childcare.

    • Kangacrew
    • 4 days ago
  • Leader of Learning in an Academy Nursery Department

    • Somerset
    • Range from £17,500 to £20,000 pro rata, dependent on experience

    If you are passionate about early years education this is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to take on a challenging role developing nursery education in...

    • Wedmore First School Academy and Nursery
    • 4 days ago
  • Level 3 Qualified Nursery Practitioner - 9 Month Fixed Term

    • Leamington Spa
    • £7.00 - £8.50 per hour

    A fantastic opportunity to join an established nursery in Leamington Spa, who are looking for a Level 3 Qualified Nursery Practitioner to cover a 9 month fix...

    • Kangacrew
    • 4 days ago
  • Nursery Practitioner - Level 3 Fixed Term Contract - 9 Months

    • Birmingham
    • £7.00 - £8.50 per hour

    An established nursery in Harborne, Birmingham are looking for a NVQ Level 3 Qualified nursery practitioner to cover a 9 month fixed term contract.

    • Kangacrew
    • 4 days ago
  • NURSERY NURSE

    • Chesham area
    • £16,500 - £17,450

    This delightful new nursery in Chesham is offering excellent training and development opportunities and career prospects. This role is for an experienced, le...

    • Tigerlily Childcare (Berkshire)
    • 4 days ago