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Early Years Practitioner (Nursery School Teacher/Teaching Assistant)

  • Location:
    Lekki Phase I Lekki Phase I Lekki Phase I Lekki Phase I , Eti Osa Eti Osa Eti Osa Eti Osa , Lagos Lagos Lagos Lagos
  • Salary:
    negotiable / Position to start in November
  • Job type:
    Full - Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Nursery Teacher
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Early Years Practitioner – Key Worker

Job Description


Early Years Practitioners work in a pre-school, nursery and reception classes with children aged between one and five.  They plan and carry out activities in line with the requirements of the early years foundation stage (EYFS).


This involved developing work schemes and lesson plans to motivate children and imaginatively using resources to help them learn.


Early Years Practitioners develop the social and communication skills of children and provide a safe and secure environment in which the child can learn.  They build and maintain relationships with parents and guardians to further support pupils, as well as operate within multi-agency networks to ensure the correct support is available.


Early Years Practitioners record observations and summarise the children’s achievements.  They focus on optimum child development and preparation for a successful transition to primary school education.



Early Years Teachers teach all areas of the foundation stage, which is focused on helping children to achieve early learning goals.  Work carried out includes;

  • Motivating and stimulating children’s learning abilities, often encouraging learning through experience
  • Providing pastoral care and support to children and providing them with a secure environment to learn
  • Developing and producing visual aids and teaching resources
  • Organising learning materials and resources and making imaginative use of resources
  • Assisting with the development of children’s personal, social and language abilities
  • Supporting the development of children’s basic skills, including physical co-ordination, speech and communication
  • Encouraging children’s mathematical and creative development through stories, songs, games, drawing and imaginative play
  • Developing children’s curiosity and knowledge
  • Working with others including teaching assistants and class aids to plan and co-ordinate work both indoors and outdoors
  • Sharing knowledge gained with other practitioners and parents
  • Observing, assessing and recording each child’s progress
  • Attending in service training
  • Ensuring the health and safety of children and staff is maintained during all activities, both inside and outside the nursery or school
  • Keeping up to date with changes in the curriculum and developments in best practice
  • Mentor any member of staff under your supervision in your room