Early Years Practitioner – Part Time 13.30 – 18.30 – Camberwell Grove.

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  • Part Time
  • SE15 1JB
  • Bird in Bush
  • 25.00hrs p/w

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 2 months ago
  • Hours: 25.00hrs p/w
  • Salary: £11576.85 - £12747.39 depending on Qualification
  • Qualification: Level 2 and 3 above in Early Years Childcare or equivalent
  • Location: 616 Old Kent Road,
    SE15 1JB
  • Bus Routes: 21, 53, 172, 453, N21

Job Description



  • Are you an experienced Nursery Practitioner seeking a new Full time role?
  • Do you hold a full and relevant childcare level 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 Bird in Bush 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.



Located along Old Kent Road, in the heat of the local community in Peckham, our Bird in Bush nursery is easily accessible by local bus routes.

The staff team are led by our nurturing and adventurous nursery manager and deputy nursery manager, who champion our unique LEYF Pedagogy. Our Bird in Bush Nursery joined the LEYF family in May 2014 and were rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in September 2014.

Bird in Bush is a one story 55-place nursery for children aged 0-5 years old, comprising of 3 rooms with 2 outdoor spaces for our children and is open 55 weeks of the year.



Our Bird in Bush nursery is open 07.30-18.30 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 Bird in Bush

  • Long established team
  • Beautiful large garden area
  • Work with diverse local community

Age Range: 3 months - 5 years
OFSTED Rating: Good


Staff Benefits

I've worked at Bird in Bush nursery for over 17 years, although LEYF took it over in 2014. Our nursery is special because it's located on the Old Kent Road, which was originally part of an ancient trackway that was paved by the Romans and used by the Anglo-Saxons! Bird in Bush opened in the 1920s as the Welfare Centre for Children and Families and has been a beacon in the community ever since. I feel humble and proud to be part of the nursery's history and to be able to leave positive imprints on our children's lives - present and future. I believe that every child is a uniquely special individual who must be provided with a secure, caring and stimulating an environment in which to grow and mature cognitively, emotionally, physically and socially.


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: 616 Old Kent Road,
SE15 1JB

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