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Nursery Manager

London Early Years Foundation
Stockwell, London
Up to 45400 UKP per year
Closing date
21 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Management, Team Leadership

Job Details

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

"You never feel alone at LEYF - there's always someone to turn to." - Selamawit, Nursery Manager

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. You join a family of nurseries with a great support network.

What's in it for you?

"I wanted more job satisfaction, so I came back to LEYF." - Sunita, Nursery Manager

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

We know you work in Early Years because you love helping children develop and learn. You are warm and keen to give children the best education to succeed in life.

Nursery Manager will lead the nursery team the LEYF way, putting the children at the centre. This includes being responsible for nursery finances, staffing, health and safety, partnering with parents and ensuring the quality of the curriculum.

You'll be part of the LEYF Manager community contributing across our settings, sharing ideas and learning.

You will need:

  • The right to work in the UK

  • Team leadership and strong relationship building skill

  • Level 3 or above childcare qualification

  • Good ideas on how to maintain high quality and ratio bound environments

  • An ability to safeguard and protect children

  • To be reliable, positive and friendly

About the nursery

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted, Brixton Nursery and Pre-School provides Early Years education and care to children from birth to 5 years old.

You can find us in Brixton, a few minutes’ walk from the train and tube stations. We’re based inside the recreation centre, in a cosy setting with a small outdoor area and use of the centre’s swimming pool and soft play area.

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.

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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