Room Leader – Toddler

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  • Full Time
  • E5 8LU
  • Pembury
  • 36.25hrs p/w

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 2 weeks ago
  • Hours: 36.25hrs p/w
  • Salary: £20,275.72
  • Qualification: Level 3 in Childcare or equivalent
  • Location: 15 Pembury Road,
    Pembury Estate,
    London, E5 8LU
  • Bus Routes: 30, 38, 55, 56, 106, 253, 254, 276

Job Description

Room Leader – Hackney

Are you an expert in your room, looking for a new opportunity in an Ofsted “Outstanding” nursery?


About us:

LEYF is the largest childcare social enterprise in the UK, we are a registered charity and not for profit organisation. Our mission is to ‘save the world one child at a time’, we do this through ensuring me provide quality education and care to children across London. We offer the highest number of free places to children form deprived backgrounds, we believe every child deserves the best start life.


Just a 5 minute walk from Hackney Downs station, our Ofsted “Outstanding” Pembury Nursery operates Monday – Friday 8am-6pm, providing high quality childcare for 3 months – 5 year olds.

Our approach to enabling the children’s learning and development is unique to each room, equipped with wooden furniture, heuristic spaces and play involving senses, textures such as wet sand and most importantly, activities that incorporate the children’s interests.

We are seeking a kind and knowledgeable Room Leader to join our friendly team in Hackney. This is a great opportunity for progression and personal growth including leadership and creativity.

Job Requirements

Role and Responsibilities not limited to:

  • Responsible for the day to day running of their designated room
  • To distribute staff and resources effectively, maintaining ratios while supporting other rooms
  • To lead the planning of age appropriate activities
  • Carry out observations, be a good role model and remain professional to staff, children always
  • Coaching/supporting staff


  • Level 3 or above in childcare or equivalent
  • 2 years in an Early Years setting
  • Experience in Toddler room
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of EYFS
  • Observation and Assessment knowledge
  • Understanding the difference between safeguarding and child protection
  • Training/courses completed in management are desirable

In return for your skill set, you will be rewarded with the following:

  • 50% off of childcare
  • 7% pension contribution from employer
  • Up to 25 days annual leave + bank holiday + 3 days over Christmas
  • 10% off GLL gym membership

Working at Pembury

  • New team being built around nursery
  • Expanded provision for babies
  • Opportunity to be part of creating and developing a new team

Age Range: 6months - 5yrs
OFSTED Rating: Outstanding


Meet the Nursery Manager

I've been the manager at Pembury Nursery since 2014. Our nursery is in the heart of Hackney on a vibrant estate, away from cars and their fumes which is great as we have two large outdoor play areas. We have good transport links and we have close links to the community and the Peabody Trust. My proudest moment was achieving an 'Outstanding' rating by Ofsted. I believe that every child is unique and deserves the opportunity to be nurtured in a safe environment where they can explore, learn and develop.


Working at LEYF

We know it’s our people who make LEYF great. That’s why we value each staff member and offer:

● Pay and conditions above the national average in the nursery sector
● A nurturing, fun and value-led working environment
● An award-winning staff training and development programme
● The opportunity to make a real difference to children’s lives


Address: 15 Pembury Road,
Pembury Estate,
London, E5 8LU

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