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Early Childhood Educator – Part Time

Derby, Derbyshire
£12 - £13 per hour + Free CPD Courses, Pension
Education and Training
Part Time

Job Title: Early Childhood Educator – Nursery Practitioner

Location: Derby

Salary: £12-£13 per hour (depending on experience)

Are you passionate about early childhood education and committed to providing high-quality care to young children? We are seeking an enthusiastic Early Childhood Educator to join our team as a Nursery Practitioner. If you have a nurturing spirit and a love for fostering children’s growth and development, we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:

– Design and implement age-appropriate activities and experiences that promote children’s holistic development in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.

– Foster positive relationships with children, families, and colleagues, ensuring open communication and collaboration to support each child’s unique needs and interests.

– Conduct regular observations and assessments to monitor children’s progress and inform planning, adapting activities as necessary to promote individual growth and learning.

– Create a safe, inclusive, and stimulating environment where children feel empowered to explore, learn, and develop essential skills.

– Maintain accurate records and documentation, including observations, assessments, and developmental profiles, to track children’s development and communicate progress with parents/carers.


– Previous experience working in a nursery or early years setting, with a genuine passion for early childhood education and a commitment to providing the highest standards of care and support.

– Minimum Level 2 qualification in Early Years Education or equivalent (Level 3 desirable).

– Sound knowledge of child development principles and the EYFS framework, with the ability to apply them effectively in practice.

– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with children, families, and colleagues.

– A proactive and reflective approach to professional development, with a willingness to engage in continuous learning and training opportunities.


– Competitive hourly rate (£12-£13 per hour), with opportunities for career progression and advancement within our organization.

– Supportive and collaborative working environment with a team of dedicated professionals committed to providing the best possible care and education for young children.

– Access to ongoing training and development opportunities to enhance your skills and expertise in early childhood education.

– Generous holiday allowance, pension scheme, and other employee benefits.

If you are an Early Childhood Educator with a passion for making a difference in the lives of young children, we invite you to join our team as a Nursery Practitioner. Apply now and embark on a fulfilling career journey with us!


At Career Teachers we are fully compliant with Agency Worker Regulations, ensuring you receive equal treatment for pay and conditions after a 12 week qualifying period. Please ask for further details.

All quoted rates are inclusive of 12.07% holiday pay.

Important Notice: In order for you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK, or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process you are required to:

– Attend an interview in person;

– Give details for us to complete Reference checks;

– Provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Career Teachers is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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