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Early Year Teacher

Job title: Early Years Professional (EYP)/Early Years Teacher


Purpose of post

  • To be key to raising the quality of early years provision and act as an agent of change to improve practice in the nursery

  • To lead practice across the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), support and mentor other practitioners and model the skills and behaviours that safeguard and promote good outcomes for children, and, in addition, work in close collaboration with other agencies

  • To lead the observation, assessment and planning strategy across the nursery

  • To reflect, review and manage change to keep abreast with policy, research and training

  • To have the skill, creativity, commitment, energy and enthusiasm required for leading practice in the early years.


Responsible to

Nursery Manager


Main duties

  • To promote the aims and objectives of the nursery

  • To promote the high standards of the nursery at all times to parents, staff and visitors

  • To provide leadership in the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage to other practitioners within the setting

  • To ensure the provision of high standards of physical and emotional care

  • To support, inspire and mentor other practitioners

  • To establish and sustain a culture of collaborative and co-operative working between colleagues

  • To work in partnership with families and parents/carers at home and in the setting

  • To contribute to the work of a multi-professional team and co-ordinate and implement agreed programmes and interventions on a day-to-day basis

  • To be accountable for the delivery of high-quality provision through an effective observation, assessment and planning process

  • Remain up-to-date with all legislation, outstanding practice and leadership developments in the early years

  • Implement changes following amendments to policy, new research and training

  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, planning meetings, monthly staff meetings, parents evening, fundraising events etc.

  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time-to-time by the Manager.

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