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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Lead

Job Description

Are you passionate about early childhood education? Are you ready to lead and inspire a team of educators in creating an exceptional learning environment for young learners?

We are currently recruiting on behalf of a local primary school who are committed to excellence in education. They aspire to be a beacon of success, fostering a community where both staff and children thrive. They believe in setting sky-high expectations and promoting a culture of relentless learning within a supportive and nurturing environment.

Dunbar Education, a leading education agency, is recruiting on behalf of the school for an experienced and dedicated Early Years Lead to join the team starting in September. This is a permanent role that offers the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of our students and contribute to the growth and success of our school.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Early Years department, ensuring high-quality teaching and learning practices.
  • Develop and implement a curriculum that is engaging, inclusive, and meets the needs of all students.
  • Mentor and support staff members, fostering a collaborative and professional working environment.
  • Promote a positive and inclusive school culture, where every child feels valued and supported in their learning journey.
  • Collaborate with parents, carers, and external agencies to support the holistic development of each child.


  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and experience working in an Early Years setting.
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Strong understanding of early childhood development and effective teaching strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, and parents.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and a desire to continuously improve practice.

The school are dedicated to the professional growth and wellbeing of their staff. They provide quality CPD opportunities, extra time for research and reflection, and ensure a manageable workload, allowing our staff to thrive both personally and professionally.

If you are ready to join a dynamic team of educators and make a difference in the lives of young learners, we encourage you to apply for the Early Years Lead position.

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role

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