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Early Years Assistant

Employer
London Early Years Foundation
Location
Hammersmith and Fulham, London (Greater)
Salary
£21,600-£22,600 per annum
Closing date
22 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Nursery Nurses
Sector
Nursery

Job Details

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? 

“LEYF has helped my career through ongoing training and support.” ‒ Caroline, Early Years Educator 

  • Lots of training, promotions and a good salary for the sector 
  • Flexible working contract choices  – subject to local need
  • 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’re a natural with children and want to find out if childcare is for you, this could be a great next step.  

You’ll support the nursery team in supervising fun activities, caring for the children and keeping them safe and happy.  

As part of the team, you might take the children on a train to the Science Museum, hop on a bus to make friends at a nearby LEYF nursery, or join in baking sessions with the children and your nursery chef.   

While entry qualifications aren’t necessary, if you want to learn more, we can help you get the training you need. Whether this is your first step into work or you’re looking for a career change, age is no barrier.  

About the nursery

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

You can find us in Fulham, not far from Wandsworth Town station. We’re a spacious, modern setting, with a garden for all-weather outdoor activities.

Our children enjoy lots of activities from science experiments to cooking, gardening, construction, caring for the nursery pets, messy play and more. They love to venture out into the local community too, with visits to the shops, library and care home.

Apply now

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

Company

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
Website
Telephone
020 7592 3620
Location
121 Marsham Street
Pimlico
London
SW1P 4LX
United Kingdom

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