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Early Years Educator
  • Employer: Hackney Education
  • Reference: HLT/22/185530
  • Published: Wed 02/03/2022, 16:23 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 13/08/2022, 16:23 PM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: Scale 5, £26,544 - £28,005
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hackney

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Early Years Educator

Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures.

Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve – and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.

Job title Early Years Educator

Salary Scale 5, £26,544 - £28,005

Terms and Conditions Part time, Term Time Only, Fixed term until 31st August 2023

At Hackney Education, we know just how exciting Hackney's future looks. A future that's largely going to be determined by today's younger generation - the very people we're working so hard to help and develop. Through our Children’s Centre and in partnership with many other exciting local initiatives, we deliver early year’s education and integrated services across Hackney and you can help us build on this potential.

We are looking to appoint 1, Part-Time, Fixed Term Early Years Educator to join our outstanding team to improve the outcomes for children in Hackney. Your role will be to help us achieve a safe, healthy and stimulating environment where activities enable children to grow and develop in line with good practice standards. As an excellent communicator, you will need to be enthusiastic and comment on rising standards.

We believe that every child is unique and born with their own creative potential. We aim to support our diverse community of children and families to achieve their aspirations and we work in partnership with a range of services, to provide a welcoming, safe and open environment.

This is an ideal position for an experienced professional looking to be an integral part of a team within a setting that provides an outstanding personal service to diverse families in the community. Significant professional experience of working within a culturally diverse educational childcare environment is essential. You must have good interpersonal and relationship building skills and possess good assessment skills.

An NVQ3 qualification in childcare learning & development or equivalent is essential for this role. You will be required to work flexible hours as the centre operates a shift system.

NB: This post requires an enhanced DBS check.

We are seeking to appoint a Level 3 (minimum) qualified, experienced, self-motivated Early Years Educator, to join our vibrant children’s centre team.

An exciting opportunity to work with our most vulnerable children

This position is based in our funded 2 year old room sessional care. It supports children who are part of respite care also, and children who are funded 2s, however could be based across the Nursery of Extended Services when needed. This person will need to have a grounding in working with children with additional needs and supporting vulnerable families. This person will hold key working responsibilities for a group of children, including planning, assessing and meeting with parents. They will work closely with their room leader and with the Family Support Team to feedback, discuss and plan for children and families. The hours would be fixed 9-12, 4 days a week and 9-1, 1 day a week unless otherwise agreed. This will incorporate planning and preparation time and be hands on with the children from 9-12 daily.


Please apply via our website:

Interviews: TBC

Hackney Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. As this role involves regulated activity, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and additional pre-employment checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from a black and ethnic minority background as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.