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Any teachers out there who work in a private nursery?

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mrsnw Tue 26-Mar-13 19:57:57

I have been offered a job, 4 hours a day, in a private nursery. I will be responsible for the planning etc. in the pre school room. What should I be earning per hour? Should I be on teachers pay and conditions? It will be term time only. Many thanks for your time smile

mrz Wed 27-Mar-13 07:41:18

You won't be guaranteed TPC. Some private nurseries pay as little as minimum wages so you need to check before signing a contract.

mrsnw Wed 27-Mar-13 14:02:54

Thanks mrz. I'm a bit stumped with this one. What would you expect to earn an hour as a teacher? Thanksxx

juniper9 Wed 27-Mar-13 20:47:03

It's not easy to work out a teacher's hourly rate. A newly qualified teacher outside of London would make £21,588 a year.

Officially, we work 1265 hours per year which works out as an hourly rate of £17 an hour. Seeing as 1265 hours equates to 6.5 hours per day and that is very unrealistic, then the numbers don't mean much. It also doesn't account for holiday pay, as our annual pay is divided into 12 equal instalments, rather than being paid per hour.

mrsnw Wed 27-Mar-13 21:02:26

Thanks really appreciate the input xx

nannyof3 Wed 27-Mar-13 21:06:25

Teachers pay??? Why would u be on teachers pay if you work at a private nursery

Littlefish Wed 27-Mar-13 21:30:08

Because she's being employed as a teacher, to do the planning etc.

mrz Thu 28-Mar-13 18:45:42

Private Day Nurseries aren't obliged to pay teacher's wages to their staff regardless of qualifications or job description

mrsnw Thu 28-Mar-13 20:12:15

Whoops sorry nanny. I didn't explain myself very well. I am BEd qualified and would be employed to work as a teacher. I think more private nurseries will start to take on more qualified staff in order to raise ratios and profile. Thanks for your responses smile

BackforGood Fri 29-Mar-13 17:41:28

I'd be hugely surprised if you get paid at a teacher's rate.
My job involves a lot of work with PVIs (as in, I go into 40+ over a year) and they get advice over planning, etc for free from the Children's Centre Teachers or the Local Authorities teachers, or from their own experience built up over the years, guided by the EYFS. Most staff are on min wage. Not sure how any of the ones I go in could justify then paying one member of staff a teacher's salary. Sorry!

LynetteScavo Fri 29-Mar-13 17:47:32

IME, term time nursery managers, responsible for planning are on less money that TA's.

I would imagine you would be earning about £12- 17ph for that job, depending on location.

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