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  • Full Time
  • SE22 9EP
  • Gumboots
  • 36.25hrs p/w

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 1 month ago
  • Hours: 36.25hrs p/w
  • Salary: £20,275.72 - £21,548.68
  • Qualification: Level 3 and above in Early Years Childcare or equivalent
  • Location: 171 - 173 Crystal Palace Road,
    SE22 9EP
  • Bus Routes: 12, 40, 176, 185, 197, P13

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 Gumboots 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.


We are situated in East Dulwich and take children on regular visits to the local shops, The Horniman Museum and Peckham Rye Park. The nursery is situated in a purpose-built building and has four play rooms, each with direct access to one of our 3 outdoor areas.

Working Hours

Our Gumboots Nursery is open 08.00-18.00 All year round except bank holidays.

You will be required to work on shift patterns with other staff members depending on the nursery’s 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


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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 Gumboots

  • Friendly, experienced and welcoming team
  • Engaging and exciting environment
  • Large garden space and all-weather play

Age Range: 0 - 5 years
OFSTED Rating: Outstanding


Meet the Nursery Manager

I've been part of the LEYF family since 2016. Our nursery is special because it's a home away from home and all the children are happy and settled. The staff are really motivated and always looking for innovative ways to support the development of the children. As a result, we've obtained an Ofsted Outstanding rating for the third time! I'd describe myself as creative, caring and a fun manager. I believe that every child should enjoy an environment that is stimulating, nurturing and caring and that all children should be entitled to high quality care and education.


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: 171 - 173 Crystal Palace Road,
SE22 9EP

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