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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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  • Level 3 (or higher) Practitioner

    • Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    • Negotiable dependent on qualification and experience.

    150 place Montessori nursery looking for an enthusiastic individual to provide high quality childcare, organising daily/weekly/termly activities to promote l...

    • Millennium First Steps
    • 1 day ago
  • Early Years Practitioner / Nursery Nurse

    • Tadworth, Surrey
    • negotiable

    We are currently recruiting for a qualified, experienced Early Years Practitioner/Nursery Nurse in the Tadworth, Surrey area.

    • Kangacrew
    • 1 day ago
  • Urgently need Qualified Nursery Nurses - Sandhurst, Berkshire

    • Sandhurst, Berkshire
    • 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 Sandhurst. The nursery offers many benefits a...

    • CG Recruitment
    • 1 day ago
  • Pre-school Assistant

    • South East London
    • Over £7,000 per annum.

    Dulwich Village Pre-school is looking for a Pre-school Assistant to join its team. If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated and have a passion for...

    • Dulwich Village Pre-school
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Nurses / Nursery Practitioners - (London Opportunities)

    • Westminster, Tower Hamlets, Camden, Kensington,Chelsea, Barking,Dagenham,Lambeth,Southwark,Greenwich
    • £16,433 - £17,850 Starting package (Pay increase after 6 months)

    Level 3 Opportunities for Newly Qualified and Experienced Nursery Workers! Permanent Full Time

    • London Early Years Foundation
    • 1 day ago
  • Nursery Teacher

    • Dubai
    • Up to 9000 AED per month + FREE housing and more. - IMMEDIATE START - On behalf of my client I am in the search of 2 female Early Years Teachers to join a school, this role start by the end ...

    • SeekTeachers
    • 2 days ago
  • Deputy Manager

    • Edgware
    • salary to be advised dependant on experience

    Supernumerary Deputy Manager for 50 place Outstanding Pre-school in Edgware. Experience of staff management essential.

    • Cheeky Chums
    • 2 days ago
  • Room Leader

    • Pinner
    • salary to be advised dependant on experience

    Experienced Room Leader required for 88 place nursery in Pinner.

    • Cheeky Chums
    • 2 days ago
  • Early Years Practitioner

    • Earlsfield, Wandsworth
    • Above industry average salary;

    Magdalen nursery is currently recruiting for a qualified Early Years Practitioner to join our fantastic nursery in Earlsfield, Wandsworth. Magdalen Nursery i...

    • Magdalen Nursery Ltd
    • 2 days ago
  • Level 3 Nursery Nurse / Room Leader

    • Hounslow
    • £15k to £19k + Bonus and Benefits

    Little Cherubs is a new 100 place nursery based in Hounslow. We are looking for level 3 qualified nursery nurses and room leaders to join our team!

    • Little Cherubs Hounslow Day Nursery
    • 2 days 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
    • 2 days ago
  • Nursery Nurse

    • Eastbourne
    • negotiable depending on experience

    Nursery Practitioner

    • Tigerlily Childcare Sussex
    • 2 days ago
  • Level 3 or Above Early Years Practitioners (Brand New & Existing Nursery)

    • Wimbledon or Raynes Park Town Centres
    • Up to £16,500k depending on experience and qualifications

    Nurture Day Nurseries Ltd is looking for Level 3 (or above!) enthusiastic Nursery Nurses - Join our Wimbledon or Raynes Park nursery!

    • Nurture Day Nurseries Ltd
    • 2 days ago
  • Childcare Supervisor on a 5* Thai Island

    • Thailand
    • Competitive Salary & Package

    A once in a lifetime opportunity for a supervisor on a 5* Thai island, responsible for ensuring the children’s clubs are run to exceptionally high standards,...

    • King’s Recruit
    • 3 days ago
  • Parent & Recruitment placement Co-ordinator

    • Stony Stratford, Near Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
    • Circa £25k

    Asquith Nannies , winners of best business newcomer of year award and part of Asquith Nurseries who operate at over 80 locations and are celebrating 25 years...

    • Asquith Day Nurseries
    • 3 days ago
  • Pre-School Assistant

    • Croydon
    • £7,666.00 per annum

    We are looking for caring, creative and committed individuals who under direction of the Pre-School Manager will be responsible for caring for and ...

    • The Salvation Army London South East Division
    • 3 days ago
  • Nannies

    • Surrey and surrounding counties
    • Dep on job role

    Full and part time nannies needed through Surrey, Kent, Berkshire, Sussex, London and Hampshire

    • JEM Childcare Solutions
    • 3 days ago
  • Nursery Nurse

    • Haslemere, Surrey
    • c£15,500

    Nursery Nurse needed for this lovely countryside setting in Haslemere, Surrey

    • JEM Childcare Solutions
    • 3 days ago
  • Child Development Worker

    • Westminster, London
    • £9.00 / £10.98 per hour

    We are recruiting for a sessional Childcare worker for the coming academic year. This is a part time role (20 hours per week), working term-time mornings on...

    • Cardinal Hume Centre
    • 3 days ago
  • Nursery Nurse

    • Surrey, Haslemere
    • £16,684 plus benefits

    Work for an NMT “Nursery Group of the Year” Finalist. Receive a competitive salary package with benefits including discounted child places, performance relat...

    • Toad Hall
    • 3 days ago