Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Early Years Educators


Student & Academic Services

The qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined above provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form the selection criteria on which a decision to appointment will be made. Please ensure that you provide evidence of how you meet the criteria in your application.

No Selection Criteria Description Essential [E] or
Desirable [D]
by *
1 Holds a qualification in childcare at level 3 or completed course and awaiting certificate E A
2 Practical experience of working with children from birth to five years in a nursery or similar workplace setting E A/I
3 Knowledge of legislation relating to delivering Early Years childcare and Education (Health and Safety, EYFS, Safeguarding, Data Protection, Confidentiality, SEN Code of Practice) E I
4 Excellent Knowledge and understanding of children’s care learning and development with the ability to observe, monitor and assess children to plan activities to meet individual care, learning and development needs E I
5 Computer literate (MS Office, web, social media) E A/I
6 An effective communicator - excellent oral / written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels-children, parents, other professionals E A/I
7 Able to deliver results – having a flexible approach to working to meet the needs of the service and families E A/I
8 To be a reflective practitioner and hold the ability to review and analyse own practice E A/I
9 A responsible team member – with evidence of working collaboratively within a team E A/I
10 Holding or prepared to undertake training in Food Hygiene, Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding E A/I

* A - Application Form   I - Interview