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Lead Early Years Educator

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About The Role

We have a great opportunity for a Lead Early Years Educator to join our team at Storkway Nursery, based in Kidbrooke. If you are ready for the next career step to be a room lead, making the learning environment fun, enjoyable, creative for the children in your care, then this is the role for you!

We are looking for friendly, innovative, and enthusiastic individuals to join our staff team at Storkway Nursery. We provide care and education for children from 6 months to 5 years.  Our aim is to support our children to become independent, confident, adaptable, sociable, and curious individuals. We use a caring, encouraging, and supportive approach to inspire our children to take part in critical thinking, exploring new activities and experiences. Storkway is an environment where you will feel valued as an individual, motivated to create and develop your skills and supported by a team of approachable staff members. If you are a compassionate and innovative individual looking to make a difference, this is the place for you.

We have several transport links for the nursery. Kidbrooke Overground Station is a short walk away. Several buses stop within minutes of the nursery, including the 122, 132 and 286. North Greenwich Underground Station is also a short bus ride away (132).

What we offer:

At the Early Years Alliance staff wellbeing is a key priority and we believe in offering a range of initiatives that support all of our staff:

  • Access to a Learning Management System (LMS), 3 training days a year, plus personalised training plans for employees
  • Family Friendly Policies, workplace pension scheme
  • Nursery Management Information system to reduce paperwork (Family), and central admin support
  • Microsoft Office 365 Teams, SharePoint and online support
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, additional annual leave for long service
  • Enhanced sickness pay and paid bereavement leave
  • Access to qualified mental health first aiders and a wide range of wellbeing support.
  • Attendance to a National Conference, team social events and uniform
  • Can save up to 25% on 02 Refresh Airtime Plan if getting a new phone or tablet on 02
  • Recruitment Referral Payment Scheme - an introduction payment of up to £100
  • 10% discount on childcare places


Job purpose:

  • To be a proactive member of the team that provides a safe, stimulating, and inclusive environment in which children are supported and encouraged to achieve their full potential.
  • To support the Nursery Management team in delivering high quality care following policies and procedures.
  • To be responsible for curriculum planning within the setting and to oversee the provision, in the absence of the Assistant Manager and Manager.


  • Minimum Level 3 Early Years Education and Childcare qualification or equivalent.
  • Post qualification experience in working in early education and childcare.
  • A sound understanding of child development and children’s needs with an ability to plan and implement the curriculum in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage, taking into account the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice, safeguarding procedures and equality and diversity considerations
  • You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check if your current certificate is not subscribed to the update service.

For the full of duties and the requirements, please download the job description which accompanies this advert. 

Hours per week:                40

Weeks per year:                52

Virtual interview date:      18th August 2021

Please note our virtual interviews take place via Microsoft Teams, you may need to download this prior to your interview.

About The Service

The Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation. 


The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment.


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Ours is a constantly changing and challenging environment for many parents, children and childcare providers.  The Alliance, its staff and volunteers are committed to listening and responding to their needs, providing practical early years support and advice and representing their interests to policy makers.

Core values

The Alliance believes that the well-being and achievement of children should be a key priority for society. We will work at local, regional and national levels with policy makers, parents, practitioners and children to achieve this end.  The Alliance works on a not for profit basis, independent of political or other influences through inclusive and democratic principles.

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Early Years Alliance
50 Featherstone Street
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