Create a child-centred learning environment within the nursery.
They plan, prepare and evaluate activities in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The work involves assessing, recording and reporting on the development and progress of pupils.
They also help children to achieve their early learning outcomes and prepare them to be responsive to their primary school education.
Nursery teachers will assess children's development and learning and record this.
They care for children up to the age of 5 in day nurseries, nursery schools and primary schools. The work involves observing and assessing children in order to ensure that each child develops the necessary language, number and social skills.
Early years practitioners may specialise in working with very young babies or older children. They need to make sure that children are safe at all times.
(EYPs) work in a variety of settings.
They lead practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage to support young children achieve their potential and are expected to lead and inspire others to provide high quality provision for all children.
Employed in pre-schools or playgroups.
They are managed by Pre-school Leaders who are responsible for both the care and education of the children.
Assist the Play leader and will set out activities for the children.
Work in out-of-school clubs, breakfast clubs and holiday play schemes working with children from age 4 to 14. They might also work in schools, community centres and faith centres.
Planning, organising and supervising a range of play activities that may include drama, music, arts and crafts and sports,
They aim to provide a safe place for children to play.
Work in home-based childcare settings.
Nannies are normally employed by families (working parents) to care for their children in the family home in either a live-in or live-out basis.
They deal with all aspects of care for children from new born to school age children.
Nannies are generally responsible for all aspects of childcare during their working hours.
For live-in nannies duties can include waking a child and putting them to bed, transporting a child to school or other activities, helping with homework, arranging and supervising playtime activities, and taking a child on outside activities.
Other duties may include preparing a child's meals and running errands during the day.
Childminders work in their own homes caring for other people's children.
This is often from birth and they can become a well-respected and important part of families' lives.
They work largely unsupervised.