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Nursery Lunchtime Assistant - Hither Green Nursery - Part Time

London Early Years Foundation
Lewisham, London
Up to 10.84 UKP per hour
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Part Time
Assistant, Apprentice

Job Details

Please note that the working hours for this role is Monday – Friday 11:30am – 2:30pm

If you love children, this could be the job for you

“When I come back from holiday, the children’s faces light up.” Bobbi-Jo, former Apprentice

We’re the London Early Years Foundation, or LEYF Nurseries for short; a family of 40 nurseries. Our people love working for us because we focus on the child and their family, and give them the best start in life.

LEYF is known for quality teachers - we give you strong in-house training and access to promotion. Our nurseries feel independent and community focused, and teams take care of each other.

What’s in it for you?

“I could come in sad … and just seeing one child could change my attitude for the whole day. I absolutely love it.” Jaida, Apprentice

  • Lots of training, promotions and a good salary for the sector
  • 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
  • Many other benefits that take care of you, including access to the Headspace app, shopping discounts, annual conference and money for team celebrations

A bit about the role

“I like the teamwork here. They’ve given me a lot of skills to help develop my career.” Estefania, Early Years Assistant

If you like being around children and want a job that fits around your commitments, this could be a great role for you. You’ll typically work part-time hours between 11.30am and 2.30pm, and our nurseries run all year round.

You’ll supervise meals, tidy up efficiently, help soothe children to sleep and support activities for children who are not sleeping.

While entry qualifications aren’t necessary, if you want to learn more, we can help you get the training you need.

You will need:

  • The right to work in the UK
  • To be able to work all year round
  • A strong work ethic
  • An ability to safeguard and protect children
  • To be positive, reliable and friendly

About the nursery

Hither Green Nursery and Pre-School provides Early Years education and childcare to children from birth to 5 years old. You can find us in Lewisham, a 10 minute walk from Lewisham or Hither Green station. They are a roomy nursery, with plenty of natural light and separate areas for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. There is lots of space for all-weather outdoor play. Children enjoy singing and signing nursery rhymes, maths, cooking, messy play and much more with the staff. The children are also champions of the local community and love to get out and about.

Apply now

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.

Company info
020 7592 3620
121 Marsham Street
United Kingdom

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