Jamal's story - Early Years Practitioner at Henry Fawcett Community Nursery
My name is Jamal and I'm a Practitioner at Henry Fawcett Nursery. I’ve been involved in childcare and working with young children since I was 16. I started off volunteering at a local youth club, and then studied health and social care level 2 in my first year of sixth form, which required me to attend work placements in four care settings. A nursery was one of them, and that’s when my passion for childcare arose.
I found out about LEYF through a job search website and saw that the company had settings close to my home and had good childcare values. It looked very accommodating.
I was a nervous wreck before the interview and I was greeted in the reception area by a lady, who told me “don’t worry you’ll be fine, just take your time.” She made a little joke with me, and I was then to find out that that lady was CEO June O’Sullivan. When I got the job and saw June some months down the line she told me “you got the job then. I told you not to worry”.
The fact that the CEO remembered my name and acknowledged my progress is what makes LEYF different from other nursery services.
I’ve been here for 6 months now and I can really feel the support and guidance this company provides.
Do you know any talented people who would like to join the LEYF family and help us change the world one child at a time? Refer them to us and you can earn up to £750!
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"The best thing about working for LEYF is making a valuable social impact for London's children. Every decision we make is child centred and we are given the freedom to be creative and brave " LEYF staff member (2014 staff survey)