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Nursery Manager - Lambeth

London Early Years Foundation
London, UK
Up to 45400 UKP per year
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Part Time

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Nursery Manager - Lambeth - £41,400 - £45,400 per annum

We put people before profit: work for a family of nurseries with heart  

We’re the London Early Years Foundation, a family of 40 nurseries dedicated to giving every child the best start in life through high quality teachers like you.   

Our nurseries are child led, community focused and our supportive teams take care of one another. You’ll join a network of social enterprise nurseries where all profits go back into supporting families, so you can make a real difference to children’s lives.

What’s in it for you:

  • Award-winning training, fantastic personal development and a competitive salary
  • Generous pension at 7% from us (1% from you)  
  • 70% discount on childcare fees  
  • Up to 35 days off a year, including 8 bank holidays, 3 days off between Christmas and New Year, and your birthday (pro-rated for part-time hours)  
  • Sector-leading parental leave 
  • Monthly Manager meetings and quarterly LEYF together days 
  • The freedom to create inspiring environments with the use of our pedagogy
  • Many other benefits that take care of you including wellbeing support, shopping discounts, and team celebrations   

What you will need:

  • Level 3 or above childcare qualification
  • Experience managing nursery finances and resources
  • The right to work in the UK
  • Team leadership and strong relationship building skills
  • An ability to safeguard and protect children
  • To be positive, adaptable, reliable and a good leader.

(If you are unsure if your current qualifications are suitable for this role, please get in touch. Our training team can help you to fill any potential gaps.)

Work for us in South Lambeth

“I have received a great deal of support, recognition and training, always having someone I can talk to.” Marta, Nursery Manager

You can find us in Lambeth, a few minutes’ walk from train and tube stations, we are a really easy commute! Our nursery is a cosy setting with a spacious garden for children to enjoy too, which makes it an oasis in the centre of a busy area of London.

As the Manager, you will work with the Nursery Leadership Team to focus on the needs of the children and your team. You will also be responsible for the nursery finances, resources, quality of curriculum, Health and Safety, and partnerships with parents and the community.

Our managers can be hands on in their role so it’s important that you have a passion for childcare and education. No two days are the same here and the children enjoy science experiments, woodwork, cooking, messy arts play and much more. They also love to get out and about in the local area, enjoying trips to the local shops and market. Their learning and experiences are centred around the LEYF pedagogy which shapes everything we do. You will be supported to learn all about our pedagogy with our helpful Learning & Development team.

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Contact us today, our friendly recruiters are waiting to hear from you.


At LEYF, we are more than just a nursery. We are making a difference every day to the lives of children in areas of London where there is limited access to high-quality early years education for local children, especially those living in poverty.

With a network of 39 nurseries across London, we are one of the largest providers of funded places for two-year-olds in London, and over 50% of those nurseries are rated Outstanding by Ofsted. As a social enterprise, our profits are invested back into our organisation so that we can continue to provide this high-quality education for all children and their families.

If you want to work somewhere with real purpose and heart, LEYF has a role for you. Whilst you are working to support our children, we make sure to support you too. You’ll benefit from:

  • Award-winning training and development
  • 26 days annual leave + 8 paid training days each year
  • Extensive benefits (including 70% of childcare fees and your birthday off)
  • Flexible working options
  • Money to celebrate Ofsted inspections as a team
  • Sector-leading parental leave pay (50% of your salary)

We want you want to be part of our supportive team that makes a difference every day and gives every child the best start in life, apply for one of our roles today and see find opportunities to grow with us in your new career journey.

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020 7592 3620
121 Marsham Street
United Kingdom

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