Early Years Practitioner

  • £14.90 - 16.90 per hour
  • Camden, Greater London, England
  • Temporary

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner - Camden Council Nursery

Company: Spencer Clarke Group

Location: Camden, London

Position Type: Part-time, 30 hours per week

Start Date: March 11th, 2024

Pay Rate: £14.50 - £16 per hour

About Us: Spencer Clarke Group is proud to collaborate with Camden Council in the recruitment of talented individuals for their nursery setting in the vibrant Camden area of London. Our mission is to connect dedicated professionals with fulfilling opportunities that positively impact children's lives.

Job Description: We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Early Years Practitioner to join our team. In this role, you will provide high-quality integrated day care and early education to children from birth to 7 years old within a multi-disciplinary team, aligning with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. You will contribute to planning and delivering a high-quality early years curriculum, ensuring a commitment to anti-discriminatory practice. Your responsibilities will also include promoting children’s development within a secure, safe, and stimulating environment, conducting assessments, supporting colleagues as key workers, managing children’s behavior, providing physical care, and adhering to Child Protection procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-quality integrated day care and early education to children from birth to 7 years within a multi-disciplinary team and in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Contribute to planning and support delivery of a high-quality early years curriculum, including daily, weekly, and termly planning to meet individual children's needs and interests.
  • Promote children’s development within a secure, safe, and stimulating environment, referencing good practice curriculum guidance appropriate to the ages and stages of development.
  • Input to the assessment of children’s overall development, including observations, recording achievements, and maintaining developmental records.
  • Support colleagues as key workers to specific groups of children, ensuring smooth transitions and managing behavior in line with procedural guidance.
  • Provide appropriate physical care, including washing, toileting, feeding, dressing, comforting, and administering medication.
  • Work with Child Protection procedures and report concerns to center managers.
  • Assist with organising outings for children’s interest, education, and enjoyment, ensuring safety.
  • Help children develop self-help skills, including toileting and personal hygiene, and implement individual movement programs.
  • Assist with first aid provision, comforting sick or injured children, and liaising with designated first-aiders and medical professionals in emergency situations.


  • Minimum Level 2 qualification in Early Years Education or equivalent.
  • Experience working in a nursery or early years setting.
  • Understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Excellent communication, organisation, and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to manage behavior effectively and provide physical care.
  • Familiarity with Child Protection procedures and first aid protocols.
  • Willingness to work shifts between 8am and 6pm as required by the setting.

If you are interested, then please contact Joseph Chanter on 01772 954200 and click on the apply button below.


Referral Scheme

If you are not interested in this role but know someone else who might be, don't forget that we offer up to £250 in shopping vouchers if you refer a friend to us and we place them in the job. For more details, contact the office at Spencer Clarke Group on 01772 954200


Why should you choose SCG?

At SCG, we understand and appreciate the contribution supply staff make to education, and we strive to ensure you feel valued as a member of our team.


Individuals working for SCG benefit from:

  • Excellent rates of pay.
  • Ongoing support and guidance throughout your education career.
  • A flexible approach to work.
  • Long term and temporary opportunities.
  • A trained team of education consultants



  • All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy
  • Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained
  • You must have legal right to work in the UK
  • You must be willing to attend a registration interview
  • All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Spencer Clarke Group work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We deal with teaching placements at Primary, Secondary, Special Education needs and college level as well as support staff positions also within these.



Joseph Chanter Recruitment Consultant

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