Early Years Practitioner

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  • Full Time
  • RM10 9JS
  • Ford Road
  • 36.25hrs p/w

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 2 weeks ago
  • Hours: 36.25hrs p/w
  • Salary: £17,859.72-£18,496.20
  • Qualification: Level 3 Childcare Qualification or Equivalent
  • Location: Ford Road,
    RM10 9JS
  • Bus Routes: 173, 174, 175

Job Description

Job Title – Early Years Practitioner

Hours- 36.25 per week

Application Deadline- 31st May 2019

Are you an experienced Nursery Practitioner seeking a new role? Do you want to work for a social enterprise who have an exceptional reputation in the sector? Do you hold a full and relevant childcare level 3 qualification? Then we want you!

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) Nurseries is London’s largest childcare social enterprise with over 100 years’ experience educating and caring for children across London. We are a not-for profit organisation and give free places to nearly half of our families, so that children from all backgrounds can enjoy early years learning and care.

We are looking for experienced level 3 practitioners to join our Ford Road Children’s Centre Nursery team. Our Ford Road nursery joined the LEYF family in 2008, their last Ofsted inspection in March 2018 rated them as ‘outstanding’. Ford Road is a 57-place nursery for children aged 0-5 years old, comprising of 3 rooms with a large outdoor space for the children and is open 51 weeks of the year.

What do our staff say about working at Ford Road?

The children at Ford Road receive a high quality serviceDiversity at LEYF is one of the best things about working for the organisation, there is a balance between work and family life which the management takes into consideration and lastly helping the children and the community.’

Job Requirements

What do you need to have to be considered for this position?

We would require you to have a full and relevant child care qualification at level 3 or above. We would require you to demonstrate your knowledge of the EYFS.

You will also need to understand the difference between safeguarding and child protection and how this is monitored in a nursery setting.

You will be required to update children’s’ learning journeys weekly with observationsassessments and activity plans. The LEYF team will support you to work per our LEYF Pedagogy whilst developing your skills and knowledge throughout your career with us.

We are looking for a candidate who is a team worker, uses their initiative and is passionate about child care and development.

So, what benefits can LEYF offer you?

LEYF staff are paid some of the highest wages in the sector, you will be part of a group of 37 Nurseries with exceptional reputations across London who support each other. We have central office functions all who are there to help you run and develop your nursery to meet high quality standards.

As a permanent member of the LEYF family you will be entitled to 50% off child care.

7% employer contribution pension

23 days’ annual leave plus an additional 3 days over Christmas!

Interested? Apply now!

Working at Ford Road

  • Well established management team
  • Exceptional outdoor space also used for Forest School activities
  • Confident, warm and welcoming team

Age Range: 0 - 5 years
OFSTED Rating: Outstanding


Meet the Nursery Manager

I’ve been at Ford Road nursery since we opened our doors in 2009. A high number of families return to us with siblings so we have a real family feel. Each age group room has its own outdoor space with mud kitchens, growing patches, and den areas! My proudest moment was achieving an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating in 2018. It made me reflect on how far the nursery has developed since I became the manager. The team strives every day to implement the LEYF values: fun, inspiring, nurturing, brave. I believe every child deserves to be in a safe and stimulating environment, with teachers who are responsive to their needs to help them thrive 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: Ford Road,
RM10 9JS

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