Nursery Practitioner - New Cross Nursery
Type: Full time
Title: Nursery Practitioner
Qualification: Level 3 child care
Salary: £17,929.60 - £18,553.60 per annum inc. London weighting
Are you an experienced Nursery Practitioner seeking a new role in Lewisham? Do you want to work for a social enterprise who have an exceptional reputation in the sector? Is professional development important to you?
London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) Nurseries is London’s largest childcare social enterprise with over 100 years’ experience educating and caring for children across London. We are a not-for profit and give free places to nearly half of our families, so that children from all backgrounds can enjoy early years learning and care. You can watch a video of a typical day at a LEYF nursery by clicking this link - A Day in the Life Film
We are looking for experienced level 3 practitioners to join our New Cross Community Nursery team. Our New Cross nursery joined the LEYF family in 2015. This nursery has been registered by Ofsted but is still awaiting assessment. New Cross is a 69-place nursery for children aged 0-5 years old, comprising of 3 rooms with a large outdoor space for the children and is open 51 weeks of the year.
What do our staff say about working at New Cross?
‘I work in an organisation that really cares about employees so that we can provide the best care for children. I'm encouraged to grow in my career at LEYF should I wish to do so. I love the pedagogy, that it focuses on improving things for families and children. I would love to have more time and resources to put it into practice more fully. There is a really focus on excellence and opportunity to be that personally. Doing action research and being the best we can be to help the children to have the same opportunity. It is a good culture to be in. That fact that you can be Brave and give honest feedback, even to the directors and June. That that is encouraged and you have a voice.’
What do you need to have to be considered for this position?
As a Nursery Practitioner, we would require you to have a full and relevant child care qualification at level 3 or above. We would require you to demonstrate your knowledge of the EYFS; including all 7 areas, and provide examples and evidence of your experience in working as a key worker to a group of children aged between 0-5 years old. You will also need to understand the difference between safeguarding and child protection and how this is monitored in a nursery setting. You will be required to update children’s’ learning journeys weekly with observations, assessments and activity plans. The LEYF team will support you to work per our LEYF Pedagogy whilst developing your skills and knowledge throughout your career with us. We are looking for a candidate who is a team worker, uses their initiative and is passionate about child care and development.
So, what benefits can LEYF offer you?
LEYF staff are paid some of the highest wages in the sector, you will be part of a group of 38 Nurseries with exceptional reputations across London who support each other. We have central office functions; HR, Recruitment, Finance, IT, Marketing, Customer Services – all who are there to help you run and develop your nursery to meet high quality standards.
As a permanent member of the LEYF family you will be entitled to 50% off child care, 7% employer contribution pension, 23 days’ annual leave plus an additional 3 days over Christmas! We also offer additional discounts on memberships and EE contracts.
Interested? Apply now!