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Early years teacher Average UK Salary & Prospects

Early years teachers are specialists in early childhood development and work with children up to the age of 5.

  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.  
  • Prepare children for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.  
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and
Read more about Early years teacher

Early years teachers typically work around 32 to 34 hours per week.

As a Early years teacher you will typically work between 8am and 6pm.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done
Read more about Early years teacher
* from ONETonline
Average salary
25,168 GBP *
per year
18,000 GBP
30,000 GBP
Starting
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)
Average salary for Early years teacher

Men make 14% more than Women
14% of Early years teachers are men
  • 28,432 GBP
  • 24,465 GBP
Average salary for part-time Early years teacher
Average salary for full-time Early years teacher

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  • 13,745 GBP
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Pay over time for Early years teacher

Pay for this role has increased over time
  • 24,613 GBP
  • 24,568 GBP
  • 23,698 GBP
  • 24,371 GBP
  • 24,060 GBP
  • 25,168 GBP

Future outlook for Early years teachers

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Very good outlook
37 000+ jobs available
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Balanced outlook
0% yearly wage growth (on average)
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Very good outlook
38% chance of automation in the future

Early years teacher - Your future job?


Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Early years teacher and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 76% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
  • 14% of people in this role have a Master's degree
  • 11% of people in this role have some postgraduate study, but not a masters or doctorate

You'll need:

  • knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • the ability to work well with others
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to understand people’s reactions
  • the ability to come up with new ways of doing things
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Early years teacher

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Things to highlight for your Early years teacher interview

Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

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