Room Leader – Camberwell Grove

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

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 3 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 our 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.



  • 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

Role and Responsibilities not limited to

  • 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
  • At least 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

  • 3 baby rooms, 1 Toddler, 1 Preschool.
  • 81 place Nursery
  • Opening Times: 7:30am-6:30pm
  • We have an amazing garden which hosts an allotment, blossoming forest area, outdoor classroom, den area, mud kitchen and soon chickens! Each room can access the garden easily into certain parts of the vast garden.
  • We have a ‘homely’ atmosphere in our nursery. This is further installed by our diverse and friendly team who are talented and committed.

Age Range: 0 - 5 years
OFSTED Rating: Awaiting Report


Staff Benefits

We know it’s our people who make LEYF great. That’s why we value each staff member and offer:

• Make a difference to the children who need it the most
• Pay and conditions above national average within the early years sector
• 50% off of childcare
• £750 refer a friend bonus
• Up to 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and an additional 3 days over the Christmas period
• Full access to LEYF Academy – minimum of 8 days per year training covering mandatory courses and additional professional development designed.
• 10% GLL Gym discount
• 7% employer contribution towards pension
• Guaranteed salary increases after probation
• Overtime pay
• Annual travel loan
• Free life assurance
• Access to our work life support services
• Flexible working
• Access to LEYF social events; New Year’s Awards ceremony, Annual Conference and Summer BBQ

Career Progression

At LEYF we aim to promote 50% of our leaders from within and nurture our staff to help them progress in their careers.

Each person who joins the LEYF family will work with their Manager to create a development plan. If you aspire to become a manager or you want to be the best you can be in your role, LEYF, using our coaching and mentoring approach, coupled with our famous LEYF Academy courses, will support your journey.


Address: 195e Camberwell Grove Camberwell London SE5 8JU

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