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Early Years Educator, DfE Qualified Teacher Status

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
£32,157 - £42,624
Closing date
29 Nov 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care, Education, Early Intervention
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£30,000 - £39,999, £40,000 - £49,999
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About Us

The borough of Camden is a thriving borough for everyone to visit, live, study and work. This is a home to the UK fastest growing economy. We are the heart of some positive changes in London. We aim to make Camden Borough the best borough to work, visit and study in London. We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

The Role

As Early Years Educator, DfE Teacher Qualified Status in Harmood nursery, you will lead on the planning, implementation and evaluation of a high quality early years curriculum which includes a full commitment to anti-discriminatory practice. This will include daily, weekly and termly planning to meet children's needs and interests.

The role is key within the nursery leadership team, you will promote children’s development within a secure, safe and stimulating environment, and with reference to good practice curriculum guidance appropriate to the ages and stages of development of the children.

The Early Years Educator, Teacher  will act as an advisor and have lead responsibility for the assessment of children’s overall development, including carrying out observations, recording children’s achievement, and maintaining developmental records to a high standard. A key aspect of this is planning and implementing interventions for children with SEND and additional needs. Day to day work will be due regard to Child Protection and safeguarding procedures and to report matters of concern to the Head.

You will work in partnership with a range of professionals both within the centre, children parents/carers and members of the public, the children’s centre multiagency team and other council services e.g. inclusive intervention team as well as community services and resources e.g. local schools and community groups.

The contract is offered within the teachers pay and conditions act.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

You will be experienced Early Years Educator, Teacher Qualifed who has worked  within a busy nursery environment. You will work with flexibility to frequently changing demands. A proactive and, solution focused member of a multi-disciplinary team of staff. Communicating and working with colleagues to create an environment in which children’s development is fostered and in which good relationships grow.

The working day is between 8am and 6pm with an agreed shift pattern. On occasions and with notice, work may be needed outside these hours.

As Early Years Educator, Teacher qualified a relevant professional qualification is essential. You will have DfE Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Teacher Reference number and proven experience of working directly with young children in a group day care situation.

The right candidate will have knowledge and awareness of child protection and safeguarding policies & practice and working with families with complex needs.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.


Camden: A diverse and vibrant borough
What makes us different?

Camden London Borough Council offers the opportunity to create a place for everyone. The council is committed to excellence and aims to recruit vibrant and talented people to develop and cultivate highly competent work teams. 
Camden Council promotes culture, innovation and excellence by celebrating awards such as the Camden Business Awards, Community Support Awards and Camden Design Awards. 

Great values

Based in the heart of the capital, Camden has much to offer its dedicated staff. The council is committed to excellence, and dedicated to safeguard and support the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Camden aims to work hand to hand with the communities it serves to find new and better ways to increase quality of life.
Why work for Camden?

  • Camden is committed to providing high quality services
  • Competent and skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment
  • Strong focus on innovation
  • Competitive salary.
  • Free season ticket / travelcard loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in an innovative, multicultural, vibrant and transforming environment?

Camden may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

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020 7974 4444
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Judd Street
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