Type: Full time (36.25 hours)
Title: Room Leader – Baby Room
Qualification: Level 3 child care or equivalent
Salary: £20,483.72 – £21,120.20
Application deadline – 1st June 2019
Are you an experienced Room Leader seeking a new role in the South London? Do you want to work for a social enterprise who have an exceptional reputation in the sector? Is professional development important to 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 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 a Room Leader to join our Baby Room at our Brixton Community Nursery, South London. Brixton joined the LEYF family in 2014! Their last Ofsted inspection in October 2016 rated them as ‘Outstanding’. The Nursery has a total of 40 places for children aged 0-5 years and have 2 large rooms, they also provide a crèche service as they are based in the GLL leisure centre in Brixton! The nursery is open 51 weeks of the year.
What do our staff at Brixton say about working there?
‘We have a wonderful team at Brixton, who is committed to the families and to LEYF. The staff are always happy to help with any queries and enjoy exploring new activities with the children. The best part of the day is watching the children lead with their imagination and ideas and watching how the children allow their ideas to grow into amazing activities.’
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 3or above.
To plan open ended activities that promote questioning, reasoning and creative thinking skills within the baby room.
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; HR, Recruitment, Finance, IT, Marketing, Customer Services – 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
Age Range: 0 - 5 years
OFSTED Rating: Outstanding
I've been with LEYF since 2014 and have been at Brixton Nursery since 2016. We are uniquely based in the center of Brixton, where we have access to the facilities of the Rec center, as well as the local community, and this makes our nursery special. One of my proudest moments has been starting my LEYF degree in 2018 and I can't wait to graduate! I believe that every child should have the same starting point in life and should be entitled to access the same level of education as everyone else. Every child's physical, emotional and educational welfare matters.
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