Early Years Practitioner – New Cross

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  • Full Time
  • SE14 6QQ
  • New Cross
  • 36.25hrs p/w

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 2 months ago
  • Hours: 36.25hrs p/w
  • Salary: £16,578.44 - £19,548.68 Depending on Qualification.
  • Qualification: Level 2 and 3 and above in Early Years Childcare or equivalent
  • Location: 75 Amersham Road,
    SE14 6QQ

Job Description

Seeking Exceptional Childcare Practitioners

  • Are you an experienced Nursery Practitioner seeking a new Full time role?
  • Do you hold a full and relevant childcare level 2/3 qualification?
  • Are you looking for a setting with great transport links?
  • Are you looking for an organisation to support your career development and encourage your learning?



Our New Cross 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.



New Cross Community Nursery, which opened in June 2015, offers a fun environment for children to enjoy and learn in.

The nursery’s indoor areas are spacious, light and resourced to promote independence and free choice, which encourages children to develop through their learning.

The nursery has a large outdoor garden in which children are inspired to explore, have fun and learn in a safe and secure learning environment.

New Cross Community Nursery is located in Lewisham, providing care and education for children from birth to five-years-old.



Our New Cross nursery is open 08.00-18.00 All year round except bank holidays.

You will be required to work on 8-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.

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 New Cross

  • Well established, stable team
  • Lots of opportunities to give children exciting and creative experiences
  • Large outdoor space for extending children’s learning

Age Range: 0 - 5 years
OFSTED Rating: Good


Staff Benefits

I have been part of the LEYF family since 2003 and manager of New Cross Nursery since 2018. I started working on the nursery floor then worked my way up to deputy manager and now manager. I'm really proud of my professional progression as well as completing my Early Years Foundation degree and obtaining Early Years Practitioner status! Our nursery is special because we have a huge building with lots of outdoor space and we have three male members of staff. I'd describe myself as warm, friendly and determined! I believe that every child has the potential to be whatever they want to be and that they can achieve this with our support, encouragement and care.


Career Progression

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: 75 Amersham Road,
SE14 6QQ

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