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  • Full Time
  • SE3 9RQ
  • Conservatoire
  • 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: 21 Lee Road,
    SE3 9RQ

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 Conservatoire 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.


The Conservatoire Nursery was established in January 2015 and was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2015. The Nursery is set in a historic Grade II listed building.

In partnership with The Conservatoire multi-arts complex the children enjoy music, dance and art – a truly unique experience! The children make daily use of our beautiful outdoor play area filled with opportunities to explore, learn and play.



Our Conservatoire 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

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 Conservatoire

  • Strong manager and stable, creative team
  • The team provides exceptional learning experiences for children
  • Very close to the High Street and transport links

Age Range: 0 to 5 years
OFSTED Rating: Outstanding


Meet the Nursery Manager

I joined LEYF and became the manager of The Conservatoire Nursery at the beginning of 2018. I love working here because every day is different, which is inspiring. We're a family here and believe in supporting each other, our families and our children. We create fun in all that we do! I'm most proud of the exemplary relationships we've built with our families and the positive feedback that we receive from them. We work together closely to create events and experiences. I believe that every child is unique and has the ability to learn. Children should be given opportunities to develop to their full potential, at their own pace, in a safe environment, and in a fun, inspiring way.


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: 21 Lee Road,

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