Nursery Teacher Jobs

Nursery Teacher Jobs: Where learning and play go hand in hand.

Nursery and Early Years teachers play a vital role, working with young minds from birth to 5 years old in preschool, nursery, and reception classes. At Teach Now, we champion the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, where learning and play go hand in hand. That’s why we’re seeking enthusiastic, energetic, and imaginative nursery teachers who can unlock each child’s full potential.

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Experience Required for Nursery Teacher Jobs

A minimum of 2 years experience in Early Years Care and Education, or as a primary/Early Years teacher, is essential for nursery teacher roles. Candidates should have a proven track record of working with children aged between 2-5 years.

Salary Range

  • Junior or Trainee Nursery Teacher: £10,000 – £14,000
  • Qualified and Experienced Nursery Teachers: £18,000 – £35,000
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Nursery Teacher Job Qualifications Required

To become a nursery teacher, you need Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). This can be achieved by completing the Early Years Initial Teacher Training course (EYITT). Many nursery teachers also hold degrees in childcare or teaching. Other relevant qualifications include:

  • QTS or BA Honours in Early Years or Childhood Studies
  • Early Years Professional Status (EYPS)
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification

Skills Required for Nursery Teacher Jobs

  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to create lesson plans and manage a classroom.
  • Outstanding time-keeping skills.
  • Capability to deal with challenging behaviour.
  • Patience and creativity to engage children in fun learning activities.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of safeguarding procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support and encourage children’s development using the ‘learning and play’ method.
  • Monitor children’s progress and address behavioural, learning, and social interaction issues.
  • Ensure children’s safety at all times.
  • Promote good behaviour.
  • Organise fun and educational activities.
  • Prepare and clean up after activities.
  • Create activities to enhance language, literacy, and numeracy skills.
  • Communicate with parents and carers about their children’s development.

Nursery teachers typically work from 7am to 6pm, although hours may vary based on the particular nursery. Private nurseries may offer extended hours, while state-funded nurseries operate during school hours. A standard working day usually spans up to 8 hours, with some nurseries open on Saturdays.


We have exciting nursery teacher opportunities across various London boroughs, including:

  • Ealing
  • Hackney
  • Newham
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Wandsworth
  • North London
  • West London
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