Early Years Practitioner Job Description

Early Years Practitioner Job Description

Role: Early Years Practitioner
Location: London

Job Type: Full-time; Permanent

The Role

We are looking to appoint Early Years Practitioners who can provide high quality childcare and by looking after every aspect of a child’s needs each day ensuring they are kept safe, stimulated and most of all having fun! The individual must be able to develop and maintain professional relationships with parents and carers.

As an Early Years Practitioner working with us, you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work.

Key responsibilities:

  • To support a learning culture that encourages pupils to foster a love of learning. Showing compassion, empathy and due diligence to all pupil’s safety and wellbeing at all times.
  • To create stimulating learning environments, both inside and outside the classroom they are based, that enable children to make excellent progress.
  • To use assessments of key children to feed into the planning in the classroom. Identifying key children’s needs and setting realistic and challenging next steps that are shared with parents every half term.
  • To work with the nursery leaders and all early years practitioners to plan, prepare, deliver exciting and engaging activities within one of the two nursery age ranges.
  • To set high expectations for behaviour and take responsibility for managing it in the classroom, but also upholding this expectation with all children on all school sites
  • To continue maintaining professional knowledge and remaining up to date with current EYFS pedagogy and complete all training requested and have up to date knowledge of Safeguarding.
  • To maintain high professional standards of communication with parents. Participate in report writing, parents evening and school events such as carol service, sports day and school fairs.

Person specification:

  • Work experience within the early years sector
  • Current 12hrs paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Experience as a key person
  • Knowledge of the early year’s curriculum and regulatory requirement
  • Proven ability to work as part of team to ensure essential day to day tasks are completed in line with nursery demands ie. Hygiene standards and room preparation
  • Knowledge of Local Authority and Regulatory requirements and inspection processes across the UK

Desirable skills / expertise:

  • Good communication skills
  • Experience of working within a play-based setting
  • Good leadership skills
  • Ability to show initiative
  • General fitness, as you’ll be on your feet and moving around for the majority of the day
  • Ability to work in a team and individually
  • A positive, can-do, enthusiastic approach to tasks