Early Years Practitioner – Key Worker
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;