Early Years Practitioner – Stockwell Gardens Community Nursery

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  • Full Time
  • SW9 9ES
  • Stockwell Gardens
  • Full time

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 2 months ago
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £18,483.72 - £19,120.20
  • Qualification: Level 3
  • Location: King George's House,
    40 Stockwell Road,
    London, SW9 9ES

Job Description

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner


SALARY: £18,483.72 – £19,120.20

Application Deadline: 30/04/2019


Our Stockwell Gardens Community Nursery is seeking passionate Level 3 Qualified Full Time Practitioners to provide inspiring and fun care for our children whilst creating a nurturing environment and encouraging bravery and curiosity in our children’s development.


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.


Our Stockwell Gardens Community nursery holds a ’GOOD’ from Ofsted and focuses on strong parental relationships, high quality care and excellent development potential for their children.

The nursery consists of a baby room, toddler and pre-school room, we also have a sensory room and soft play room for the children. All our rooms are very spacious with large windows that let in natural light throughout the nursery. The nursery team have a very strong bond and parents often feedback how much they love that Stockwell is like one big family.


Stockwell Gardens is open 08.00-18.00 All year round except bank holidays.

You will be required to work on 7.25-hour shift patterns with other staff members depending on the nursery’s requirements.


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!
  • We offer additional discounts on Gym memberships


The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and an enhanced DBS will be required

Job Requirements


  • You must have a full and relevant child care qualification at level 3 or above.
  • You must be able to demonstrate your knowledge of the EYFS.
  • You must be able to understand the importance of safeguarding
  • You must be able to produce meaningful observations

Working at Stockwell Gardens

  • The Nursery consists of a baby, toddler and preschool room
  • Total capacity of Nursery: 63
  • Opening times: 8am – 6pm
  • Safe and varied outdoor garden

Age Range: 0 - 5years
OFSTED Rating: Good


Staff Benefits

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

• Make a difference to the children who need it the most
• Pay and conditions above national average within the early years sector
• 50% off of childcare
• £750 refer a friend bonus
• Up to 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and an additional 3 days over the Christmas period
• Full access to LEYF Academy – minimum of 8 days per year training covering mandatory courses and additional professional development designed.
• 10% GLL Gym discount
• 7% employer contribution towards pension
• Guaranteed salary increase after probation
• Overtime pay
• Annual travel loan
• Free life assurance
• Access to our work life support services
• Flexible working
• Access to LEYF social events; New Year’s Awards ceremony, Annual Conference and Summer BBQ

Career Progression

At LEYF we aim to promote 50% of our leaders from within and nurture our staff to help them progress in their careers.

Each person who joins the LEYF family will work with their Manager to create a development plan. If you aspire to become a manager or you want to be the best you can be in your role, LEYF, using our coaching and mentoring approach, coupled with our famous LEYF Academy courses, will support your journey.


Address: King George's House,
40 Stockwell Road,
London, SW9 9ES

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