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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 Temp

    • Leamington Spa
    • £7.40 - £8.40 per hour

    Kangacrew our looking for a temp room leader for the Leamington Spa area.

    • Kangacrew
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Years teacher / Assistant Teacher

    • Milan, Italy
    • Competitive

    The British American Pre-School, a prestigious school with 25 years of history in Milan, Italy, is looking for an enthusiastic Early Years teacher ...

    • THE BRITISH AMERICAN PRESCHOOL SAS
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Practitioner (level 3 or above)

    • Lewisham
    • Dependent on experience

    We are looking for a qualified Nursery Practitioner (level 3 or above) who works well in a team to join a innovative progressive nursery

    • Cherubins Day Nursery
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Years Practitioner and Room Leader

    • South West London
    • To be negotiated

    A qualified Early Years Practitioner and Room Leader to join our team in a full time permanent position.

    • Gwendolen House Nursery School
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Practitioner

    • Private Nursery in Kingsbury
    • Depending on experience

    St Andrew’s Nursery are looking to appoint a Nursery Practitioner to join their small, friendly team.

    • St Andrew’s Nursery
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Years/Montessori teaching professional

    • Chelsea
    • To be discussed

    We are looking for an experienced Early Years/Montessori teaching professional who is knowledgeable in the EYFS and passionate about children's learning and ...

    • Ringrose Kindergarten Chelsea
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Teacher / EYP / EYT - Urmston

    • Urmston
    • £16640 per annum

    We are currently recruiting for a Nursery / Early Years Teacher for a preschool within an 'outstanding' nursery which is part of a small group...

    • Bamboo Childcare
    • 1 day ago
  • ​Early Years Educators

    • South Kensington Campus
    • £23,550 to £25,280 per annum

    We are a 140-Place Centre with an outstanding Ofsted report serving the community of Imperial College London. We currently have vacancies for Early Years Edu...

    • Imperial College London
    • 1 day ago
  • Winter Ski Nanny

    • France
    • Competitive package

    We are currently recruiting for our teams of private nannies and Children’s Club across the Alps for the winter season.

    • Scott Dunn
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Nurse and Room Leaders - Trafford, Manchester

    • Trafford Park
    • negotiable dependent on experience

    We are looking for level 3 Nursery Nurses and 2 Room Leaders for a well established, large and outstanding nursery in Trafford, located near Urmston,...

    • Bamboo Childcare
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Years Teacher

    • West London
    • £24000 - £32000 Per Annum

    Early Years Teacher Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Teaching Role needed in Hammersmith and Fulham, West London January 2015 Start Long Term / Full Tim...

    • Smart Teachers
    • 1 day ago
  • Pre School Nursery Teacher - West Lothian

    • West Lothian
    • £23000 per annum

    We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed Teacher to join a committed and hardworking team in a thriving pre-school room.

    • Kangacrew
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Years Inspectors

    • Home based
    • £20,000 pa & £28,000 pa

    Would you like to make a difference to the quality of early years care and education for young children?

    • Tribal Education Ltd
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Nurse, Nursery Practitioner, Early Years Educator, Early Years Teacher, Pre School Teacher,

    • Brighton, Hove, Shoreham and Burgess Hill
    • Negotiable depending on experience

    East and West Sussex Nursery seeking unqualified and qualified Nursery staff on all levels.

    • Tigerlily Childcare Sussex
    • 1 day ago
  • Primary School Nursery Nurse

    • Ealing
    • £70 per day

    An Ealing Prtimary School are looking for an experienced Nursery Nurse to work in the Foundation Stage,. You must be free to start after half term and have e...

    • Academics Ltd
    • 1 day ago
  • 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 Oxfordshire

    • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
    • 1 day 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
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Years Practitioner

    • Bacombe Lodge, 7-9 South Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6EF.
    • Dependent on experience and qualifications

    We are looking for a candidate to work as a key person for a small group of children.

    • The Children's Room
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Nurse/Key Worker

    • Fulham, London SW6
    • £23,000pa

    Experienced Level 3 candidate required for well-established nursery in SW London. Excellent salary and great prospects within a fun and friendly nursery team.

    • Tigerlily Childcare
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Nurses and Room Leaders

    • Heston, Hounslow, Wandsworth, Fulham, Hayes,Teddington, Twickenham and Ealing
    • £14,000-£23,000pa

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

    • Little Developers
    • 2 days ago