Early Years Educator (full-time)


Job title: Early Years Educator
Reports to: Room Leader, Deputy Manager, Manager and Line Manager


Purpose of the Post:

  1. To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children within the nursery environment
  2. To give support to staff members within the setting
  3. To work as part of a team to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn
  4. To build and maintain strong partnerships working with parents to enable children’s needs to be met


Main Duties:

  • To effectively deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage, in conjunction with other team members, ensuring that the individual needs and interests of children in the setting are met
  • To keep records of key children’s development and learning journeys; share celebratory milestones with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life to support extended learning at home
  • Support all staff closely and engage in a strong staff team that values teamwork and learning from one another
  • To effectively safeguard children, report any concerns and monitor any potential risks by using early intervention methods
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents to facilitate day-to-day caring and developmental needs
  • To ensure the environment of the high-quality provision meets the needs of all individual children, having an awareness of any disabilities, cultural differences and medical histories
  • To advise the setting’s management team of any concerns (e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment) maintaining confidentiality as necessary and making ongoing accurate records
  • To be involved in out of working hours’ activities, e.g. staff training, meetings, events and other CPD opportunities
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting and undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks and the preparation of children’s snacks
  • Maintain a flexible attitude of working between all our nurseries, adapting to their age-groups and environments to continue providing exemplary care and education throughout the company as a whole
  • To work alongside management and experienced staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy and ethos is fulfilled
  • To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting
  • To develop your role within the team, especially in regards to being a key person and a responsible person for reporting any concerns
  • To keep any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job completely confidential
  • To be aware of the high profile and reputation of the company and to uphold its standards at all times, both inside and outside of work
  • To support other staff, students and volunteers throughout the day and promote good practice and values
  • To ensure high standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times and on-going risk assessments are carried out
  • To undertake and lead on additional responsibilities such as SENCO, student co-ordinator, safeguarding officer etc.
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by the line managers or the management team within your setting

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and management may add or change these terms throughout your employment with Little Hands Day Care. You will be notified in any of these instances.

Role Specification

Education and Training

  1. (Essential) Minimum of a relevant and recognised Level 3 qualification
  2. Evidence of on-going personal development training
  3. Desire to continue with professional development
  4. To gain a recognised professional status i.e. Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT)
  5. Recent Paediatric First Aid certificate
  6. Recent Food Safety certificate
  7. Recent Child Protection Foundation certificate


Relevant Experience

  1. (Essential) Experience in working with children
  2. Experience of working in an early years setting
  3. Experience of implementation of EYFS
  4. Experience of working in partnership with parents


General and Special Knowledge

  1. (Essential) Knowledge of legislation relevant to Early Years such as EYFS, SEN, safeguarding, Childcare Act 2006
  2. (Essential) Knowledge of child development and responding to children’s needs
  3. (Essential) Ability to work with parents, carers and families to encourage partnership working


Skills and Abilities

  1. (Essential) Ability to communicate well with adults and children
  2. Ability to work as part of a team
  3. Ability to write legibly
  4. Good presentation skills
  5. Possess a level of general computer literacy with a range of IT skills
  6. Good organisational skills
  7. Ability to demonstrate creative abilities


Any Additional Factors

  1. (Essential) Understanding of equal opportunities
  2. (Essential) Awareness of health and safety and practical hygiene issues
  3. (Essential) Ability, flexibility and willingness to take on other responsibilities or duties as deemed necessary


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