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Early Years Education

Early Years Education is all about changing a child's life for the better and ensuring they get off to the best start in their education. Studies have shown that the most rapid period of brain development is from birth to the age of 8 and within that time, teachers influence their lives greatly.

Choosing a career in Early Years Education allows you to embark on ensuring a child has the best start in their education.

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What can I do with a qualification in Early Years Education?

Daily tasks:

  • Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.
  • Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals.
  • Supervises teaching assistants and trainees.
  • Undertakes pastoral duties.
  • Teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development.
  • Supervises students and maintains classroom discipline.
  • Maintains records of students.
  • Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students.
  • Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects.

Median Salary

£34,504 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Discusses student.
  • Updates and maintains students.
  • Liaises with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.
  • Supervises students in classroom and maintains discipline.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises to record and evaluate students progress.
  • Encourages the student to develop self-help skills to circumvent the limitations imposed by their disability.
  • Develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual student.
  • Gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student.
  • Assesses student.
  • Creates a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for students.

Median Salary

£30,421 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Coordinates and maintains quality assurance procedures.
  • Assists with recruitment, public relations and marketing activities.
  • Arranges for the preparation and publication of syllabuses and other official documents.
  • Organises examinations, necessary invigilations and any security procedures required.
  • Drafts and interprets regulations and deals with queries and complaints procedures.
  • Acts as secretary to statutory and other bodies/committees associated with the educational establishment.
  • Controls administrative aspects of student admission, registration and graduation.
  • Leads or contributes to decision making processes regarding curricula, budgetary, disciplinary and other matters.
  • Provides administrative support to the academic team.
  • Arranges for evaluation of management, accounting, information storage and retrieval and other facilities.

Median Salary

£57,840 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Communicates with parents and colleagues on children.
  • Writes reports on children.
  • Reads stories, organises counting games to help develop language and number skills.
  • Plans and organises games and other activities and supervises children.
  • Supervises young children at mealtimes.
  • Baths, dresses, prepares feed for and feeds babies, changes babies clothing whenever necessary.

Median Salary

£14,634 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Complies with regulations set by OFSTED and their inspection requirements.
  • Maintains appropriate records of children.
  • Takes older children to and from school.
  • Takes children to participate in play groups or on appropriate outings.
  • Provides, supervises and participates in children.
  • Mends, washes and irons children.
  • Plans, prepares and serves children.
  • Changes babies.
  • Assists children to wash and dress.

Median Salary

£16,145 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Liaises with parents, carers and colleagues and keeps appropriate records.
  • Puts away equipment and cleans premises after use.
  • Organises and supervises children.
  • Organises and supervises children on excursions.
  • Encourages children.
  • Provides play areas and prepares materials for a wide range of children.
  • Supervises children.

Median Salary

£6,180 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Helps with outings and other out-of-classroom activities.
  • Makes simple teaching aids and constructs thematic displays of educational material or children.
  • Assists children with washing or dressing for outdoor and similar activities.
  • Listens to children read, reads to them or tells stories.
  • Looks after lesson materials such as paper, pencils and crayons.
  • Assists teacher with preparation or clearing up of classroom.

Median Salary

£14,187 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Provides feedback to teachers and completes and maintains records.
  • Attends to child.
  • Helps and encourages child to communicate.
  • Implements care programmes, as appropriate.
  • Identifies signs of distress and offers reassurance.
  • Helps child understand instruction through a variety of means and encourages self-confidence and independence.
  • Supports schoolwork under teacher.

Median Salary

£13,755 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Directs children to cross the road when safe.
  • Signals approaching traffic to stop by using hand signals and school crossing signs.
  • Waits for a safe gap in traffic and walks to the centre of road.
  • Meets children wanting to cross the road and directs them to wait at the kerb.
  • Assists young children with feeding, dressing, washing and toiletry activities.
  • Cares for sick children and administers first aid if necessary.
  • Supervises the playground activities of children during meal and break times.

Median Salary

£3,292 View more