Room Leader – Camberwell Grove Nursery

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  • Full Time
  • SE5 8JU
  • Camberwell Grove
  • 36.25hrs p/w

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 2 weeks ago
  • Hours: 36.25hrs p/w
  • Salary: £20,483.72 - £21,756.68
  • Qualification: Level 3 and above in Early Years Childcare or equivalent
  • Location: 195e Camberwell Grove Camberwell London SE5 8JU

Job Description

We are looking for an Expert Room Leader to join our exceptional organisation.

Are you a Qualified Nursery Practitioner with Leadership experience?

Can you manage your team with passion and positivity?

Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your career?

Do you hold a full and relevant childcare level 3 (or above) qualification?

Are you looking for a setting with great transport links?



We are seeking a dynamic and knowledgeable Room Leader to join our friendly team in Camberwell Grove Nursery.

The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills and be able to encourage enthusiasm in their team whilst maintaining a stimulating environment for the children.

This is a great opportunity for progression and personal growth.



LEYF is the largest childcare social enterprise in the UK, we are a registered charity and not for profit organisation.

Our mission is to ‘save the world one child at a time’, we do this through ensuring we provide quality education and care to children across London. We offer the highest number of free places to children from deprived backgrounds, believing that every child deserves the best start life.



Our Camberwell nursery is located only minutes’ walk from Denmark hill station, their last Ofsted inspection them as ‘good’ and is held in high regard within the community.

The Camberwell Grove Nursery only joined our LEYF family 2018 and has since been refurbished to a high standard. The nursery benefits from large rooms and lots of space, most notably, a huge garden which surrounds the entire setting.

This is a delightful nursery boosting lots of space for our children to grow and develop.



Our Camberwell Grove 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 nurseries requirements


  • 50% off of childcare
  • 7% pension contribution from employer
  • Up to 25 days annual leave + bank holiday + 3 days over Christmas
  • 10% off GLL gym membership

Job Requirements


  • Responsible for the day to day running of their designated room
  • To distribute staff and resources effectively, maintaining ratios while supporting other rooms
  • To lead the planning of age appropriate activities
  • Carry out observations, be a good role model and remain professional to staff, children always
  • Coaching/supporting staff


  • Level 3 or above in childcare or equivalent
  • 2 years in an Early Years setting
  • Experience in leadership is essential
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of EYFS
  • Observation and Assessment knowledge
  • Understanding the difference between safeguarding and child protection
  • Training/courses completed in management are desirable

Working at Camberwell Grove

  • Spacious garden with gardening opportunities
  • Newly refurbished nursery
  • Warm welcoming staff team

Age Range: 0 - 5 years
OFSTED Rating: Good


Meet the Nursery Manager

I became the manager here at Camberwell Grove Nursery in 2019 and I love our nursery as it has a huge garden where we can do some gardening with the children. It’s also just had a refurbishment and looks brand new! The team here are really dedicated to ensuring we provide a fantastic learning experience for our children. I'd describe myself as adventurous and passionate and my proudest moments have been some of the great festival and events parties we have had, which have enabled us to bond more with our families. I believe that every child should have the opportunity to have the best life, to be happy and content within themselves and to be loved.


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: 195e Camberwell Grove Camberwell London SE5 8JU

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