Early Years Practitioner Salary

The average salary for a Early Years Practitioner in the UK is:


Job profile for a Early Years Practitioner

One reader writes: I am employed within a Children\'s Centre working with children aged 0-5 years. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and our role includes keeping records on children, written observations, planning and implementing the curriculum and the general care and education of the children. Our role also includes working alongside outside agencies as required ie, MAST teams and working closely with parents and carers.

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Early Years Practitioner Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £16,750.

The average salary in 2009 was £15,750, based on 4 respondents (a difference of -6% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £16,100, based on 2 respondents (a difference of 2% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £14,250, based on 5 respondents (a difference of -11% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £12,150, based on 2 respondents (a difference of -15% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Early Years Practitioner based on all salary survey responses is: £13,000

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Early Years Practitioner is £7.02.

Assorted Early Years Practitioner Salary Information

£13,500South East4-May-16
£12,500Yorkshire and North East17-November-13
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Graph of Early Years Practitioner salary data

Early Years Practitioner Salary By UK Region

These figures use non-job specific statistical weighting from our salary data pool and also include for comparison the salaries for a Early Years Practitioner job in US Dollars based on a recent exchante rate (last rate update 02/05/2013 with a pound to dollar exchange rate 1.56) for comparisons for our international visitors
Salary US Dollars Region
£12357 $19276.92 North West
£15306 $23877.36 London
£11234 $17525.04 Yorkshire and North East
£12217 $19058.52 South West
£14464 $22563.84 South East
£11936 $18620.16 Scotland
£12638 $19715.28 Northern Ireland
£11796 $18401.76 Wales
£13060 $20373.6 Midlands
£11655 $18181.8 East of England

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Early Years Practitioner, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £10,532 for a worker in their 20s, £13,762 (30s), £16,289 (40s) and £16,289 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Early Years Practitioner is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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