London Early Years Foundation

Nursey Practitioner - Holcroft

Location
10 Carburton Street, London, W1W 5AL
Salary
Salary: £18,553.60 - £19,177.60 per annum inc. London weighting
Posted
15 Sep 2017
Closes
15 Oct 2017
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Type: Full time

Title: Nursery Practitioner

Qualification: Level 3 child care

Salary: £18,553.60 - £19,177.60 per annum inc. London weighting

Are you an experienced Nursery Practitioner seeking a new role in Westminster? 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 Holcroft Community Nursery team. Our Holcroft nursery joined the LEYF family in 1980, their last Ofsted inspection in November 2015 rated them as ‘outstanding’. Holcroft is a 31-place nursery for children aged 0-5 years old, comprising of 2 rooms with an outdoor space for the children and is open 51 weeks of the year.

What do our staff say about working at Holcroft?

The organisation as a whole is supportive, they have clear goals and values that makes them to strive to achieve and also gives us workers something to work towards. I love the children at LEYF, they are what makes my day and makes me want to go to work every day. I also like how staff follow up with their next steps of individual child/children.  The leyf values are used on a daily basis in my baby room and that shows in our baby’s development and the happy and contented parents’

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!