• Full Time
  • SW9 8QQ
  • Brixton
  • 36.25hrs p/w

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 2 weeks ago
  • Hours: 36.25hrs p/w
  • Salary: £20,483.72 - £21,120.20
  • Qualification: Level 3 Childcare Qualification or Equivalent
  • Location: 27 Brixton Station Road,
    SW9 8QQ
  • Bus Routes: 2, 3, 159

Job Description

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.’




Job Requirements


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.

  • We would require you to demonstrate your knowledge of the EYFS.
  • To lead the evaluation, planning and delivery of the LEYF pedagogy within their room.
  • Ensuring the learning environments, resources, activities, relationships and learning experiences are enabling all children to reach their full potential. You will observe, assess and record the children’s all-round development, protecting and promoting the safeguarding and welfare of all children.

To plan open ended activities that promote questioning, reasoning and creative thinking skills within the baby room.

  • To create planned, deliberate and incidental stimulus to encourage children’s curiosity and expose them to new and rich experiences.
  • You will also need to understand the difference between safeguarding and child protection and how this is monitored in a nursery setting.
  • We are looking for a candidate who is a team worker, uses their initiative and is passionate about child care and development.


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

Working at Brixton

  • A strong committed team that works well together
  • A very creative team that provides exciting experiences for children
  • Regular excursions that involve the local community

Age Range: 0 - 5 years
OFSTED Rating: Outstanding


Meet the Nursery Manager

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.


Working at LEYF

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: 27 Brixton Station Road,

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