Early years educator – Part time

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

Job Title: Early Years Educator Part Time (Nursery Practitioner)

Location: Derby

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

Are you passionate about working with young children and creating a nurturing environment where they can thrive? We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated Early Years Educators to join our dynamic team. As a Nursery Practitioner, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on children’s lives and play a vital role in their early learning journey.

Key Responsibilities:

– Plan and deliver a wide range of engaging activities that promote children’s learning and development in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.

– Foster positive relationships with children, families, and colleagues, ensuring open communication and collaboration.

– Create a safe and stimulating environment where children feel encouraged to explore, discover, and express themselves creatively.

– Observe and assess children’s progress, providing regular feedback to parents/carers and adapting activities to meet individual needs.

– Maintain accurate records and documentation, including observations, assessments, and daily reports.


– Previous experience working in a nursery or early years setting, with a genuine passion for working with young children.

– Minimum Level 2 or Level 3 qualification in Early Years Education or equivalent (e.g., CACHE, NVQ).

– Sound knowledge of child development and the EYFS framework, with the ability to effectively implement it in practice.

– Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with children, parents, and colleagues.

– Commitment to continuous professional development and a willingness to participate in training and learning opportunities.


– Competitive hourly rate (£12-£13 per hour), with the potential for additional bonuses and incentives.

– Supportive and inclusive working environment with opportunities for career progression and advancement.

– Access to ongoing training and professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge.

– Generous holiday allowance and pension scheme, along with other benefits.

If you are passionate about early years education and dedicated to providing high-quality care and support to young children, we want to hear from you. Join our team as a Nursery Practitioner and embark on a fulfilling and rewarding career in early childhood education. Apply now to make a difference in the lives of children and families in our community.


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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