Job Title: Early Years Practitioner
Location: 65 Philbeach Gardens, Kensington, London, SW5 9EE (Kensington and Chelsea Borough)
Salary: £18,483.72 – £19,120.20
Hours: Full time
LEYF Nurseries is the perfect opportunity to take the next step in your career – Find out how you can join the UK’s leading childcare social enterprise below!
Founded in 1903 the London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is the UK’s largest non-for-profit childcare social enterprise. We have been educating, caring for children and supporting families across London for over 100 years from giving free places to nearly half of our families. Why? Because we are driven by the social mission to change the world one child at a time!
About the setting:
Our Earls Court Community Nursery was open in September 2011 by the London Early Years Foundation (LEYF). In September 2015, our Earls’ Court Community Nursery was rated as ‘Outstanding by Ofsted. This nursery is a 42 place nursery for children aged 0-5 years old, comprising of 3 rooms with an outdoor space for the children and is open 51 weeks of the year.
About the role:
Our Earl’s Court Community Nursery is looking for inspiring early year practitioner who is passionate about nurturing a child’s growth and development by using the world around them to bring to life exceptional learning experiences for the children.
Requirement for the role:
You need a full and relevant level 2/3 childcare qualification; this may include NNEB or equivalent. Experience of working within all 3 rooms (Babies/Toddlers/Preschool) is essential. Sound understanding of both safeguarding and child protection and how this is monitored in a nursery setting is required.
LEYF staff are paid some of the highest wages in the sector. Our LEYF team will support you to work per our unique LEYF Pedagogy whilst developing your skills and knowledge throughout your career with us. You will have access to our excellent training and development programme where you will undertake at least four professional development days minimum per year. 23 days’ annual leave plus an additional 3 days over Christmas. 50% discount on childcare costs at one of our 38 London Nurseries. 7% employer contribution pension. We also offer additional discounts with GLL gym memberships.
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Age Range: 3 months - 5 years
OFSTED Rating: Outstanding
I've been the manager at Earls Court Nursery since 2016. Our nursery encompasses the essence of the community with staff, children and families coming from different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. We regularly involve wider family members in our activities too, such as Grandma who is a qualified yoga teacher and Daddy, who is a musician and teaches the children about musical instruments. One of my proudest moments was when our team won the Curly Wurly Award in 2018, which is given by the CEO in recognition of our team pulling together and showing solidarity. I believe that every child has the power to teach their teachers and empower them to think differently, be braver and more curious.
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