Job of the Week – Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals

Hopefully you’ve noticed the Job of the Week careers videos that have been going out over the last couple of Fridays. The videos work exactly the same as these posts bringing you all the latest information on occupations in the Sheffield City Region to help you decide whether it may be the right career path for you, or not for that matter.

This week we’re back to this article arming you with the latest and most up to date information for Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals.

As you can see in the table below, there are currently 12,195 Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals employed in the Sheffield City Region.

Jobs (2016) % Change (2016-2021) Median Earnings
12,195 1.2% £21.59 per hour

For those of you who fancy a career as a Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professional there is no need to worry as over the next 5 years there will be 152 new jobs created in the Sheffield City Region – that’s not even to mention that some of the current workforce will also need replacing. That’s an increase of 1.2% in jobs!

In the Sheffield City Region average earnings for Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professional is £21.59 per hour. Starting salaries for Primary School Teachers usually varies between £22,244 to £32,831 a year, whilst it is not unheard of for experienced teachers to be earning close to the £40,000 a year mark. Nursery Teachers salaries typically range from £18,000 to £23,000

emsi - primary teachers

Region 2016 Jobs 2021 Jobs % Change
Sheffield City Region 12,195 12,347 1.2%
Nation 403,122 410,271 1.8%

Ok, so there’s all the statistics that you need, but what skills will you need to succeed? Well…

You will need:

  • the ability to work well with children, parents, carers, colleagues and other professionals
  • a commitment to children’s development and equal opportunities
  • an understanding of the law around keeping children safe (safeguarding)
  • excellent organisational and time management skills
  • creative ideas for designing learning and play activities
  • the ability to manage classes and deal with challenging behaviour
  • excellent communication skills
  • patience and a good sense of humour
  • plan lessons and prepare teaching materials
  • mark and assess children’s work
  • manage class behaviour
  • discuss children’s progress and other relevant matters with parents and carers
  • work with other professionals like education psychologists and social workers
  • attend meetings and do training
  • organise outings, social activities and sports events

Do you fancy a career teaching the future generations? If so, take a look through our Education and Teaching courses on offer at The Sheffield College to get you started on the right path today 


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