Nursery Practitioner - Henry Fawcett Nursery
Type: Full time
Title: Nursery Practitioner
Qualification: Level 3 child care
Salary: £18,137.60 - £18,761.60 per annum inc. London weighting
Are you an experienced Nursery Practitioner seeking a new role in Southwark? 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 Henry Fawcett Community Nursery team. Our Henry Fawcett nursery joined the LEYF family in October 2012, their last Ofsted inspection in November 2016 rated them as ‘outstanding’. Henry Fawcett is a 47-place nursery for children aged 0-5 years old, comprising of 3 separate areas inside and outside for the under twos, and access to a garden just outside the nursery for the children and is open 51 weeks of the year.
What do our staff say about working at Henry Fawcett?
‘I enjoy working with the staff as a whole team. Getting to know the children who attend the nursery and developing a bond with them. I also enjoy how the activities that are chosen throughout the day are fun as well as adapted to fit all of the children's needs. The team spirit is strong at Henry Fawcett and training opportunities are provided also.’
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!