Early years practitioner

Early years practitioner

Support child-initiated and adult-led activities based around the needs and interests of each individual child

As an early years practitioner, you’ll work and interact directly with children from birth to age five and support the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes. You’ll be responsible for supporting child-initiated and adult-led activities based around the needs and interests of each individual child, supporting children’s learning through planned, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes and working as part of a team to ensure each child feels safe and secure. You’ll also support the observation and assessment of each child and contribute to their learning experiences and assist with their care needs, such as teeth, skin, hair, feeding, changing nappies and toileting under direction of a more senior member of the team. You’ll be responsible for recognising when a child is in danger or at risk of serious harm or abuse and will contribute to the health and safety of the children, staff and others on the premises.

 

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: English and PE

Entry requirements: Individuals will undergo checks to ensure suitability to work with children

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000

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