Early Years Teacher (QTS)

  • £140 - 300 per day
  • Islington, Greater London, England
  • Temporary

Position: Early Years Teacher (QTS)
Grade: Main/Upper Pay Scale M1 – UPS3
Location: Islington

Start Date: 15th April 2024

Working Hours: 32.5 hours per week

Spencer Clarke Group is proud to be working in partnership with Islington Borough Council to seek an Early Years Teacher (QTS) for a nursery setting within the borough. This is a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated and passionate individual to make a positive impact on the lives of young children.


  • Develop the early years foundation stage curriculum for all children at the Centre under the guidance of the Head of Centre.
  • Lead the planning of learning activities for children aged 3 to 5 years, ensuring high-quality experiences aligned with the EYFS curriculum.
  • Act as a key person for a group of children, fostering secure relationships, and supporting their individual development.
  • Lead and coordinate nursery practitioners, contributing to staff management and deployment.
  • Ensure the needs of all children, including those with SEND, are understood and addressed effectively.
  • Contribute to drafting and evaluating curriculum policies to maintain good practice.
  • Monitor and evaluate teaching quality, providing support and guidance to staff.
  • Plan and deliver effective systems for observation, assessment, and record-keeping to ensure positive outcomes for all children.
  • Keep up-to-date with best practices and policies in early years education.
  • Foster positive partnerships with parents, involving them in their child’s education and transitions.
  • Create a stimulating and safe environment both indoors and outdoors, promoting children’s independence and cooperation.
  • Collaborate with local under-fives facilities and other organizations to support children’s development.


  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with a sound understanding of safeguarding procedures.
  • Experience in developing and implementing the EYFS curriculum.
  • Ability to lead and coordinate staff, ensuring high standards of practice.
  • Understanding of the needs of children with SEND and experience in supporting their development.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build positive relationships with children, parents, and colleagues.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and staying updated with relevant practices and policies.
  • Ability to work with initiative, confidentiality, and discretion in a demanding environment.

Additional Information:

  • Utilise information technology systems efficiently.
  • Achieve agreed service outcomes and personal targets.
  • Commitment to the Council’s core values and policies.
  • Compliance with data protection, health and safety, and equal opportunities policies.

If you are passionate about early years education and meet the essential criteria outlined in the person specification, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding role.

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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