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Fantastic opportunity not to be missed! LEYF Nurseries has an exciting opportunity for a Nursery Practitioner to join the team. Joining us on a full time permanent basis, you will receive a competitive salary of £17,929.60 - £18,553.60 per annum inc. London weighting.
Are you an experienced Nursery Practitioner seeking a new role in East Dulwich, Southwark? Do you want to work for a social enterprise who have an exceptional reputation in the sector? Is professional development important to you?
London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) Nurseries is London’s largest childcare social enterprise with over 100 years’ experience educating and caring for children across London. We are a not-for profit and give free places to nearly half of our families, so that children from all backgrounds can enjoy early years learning and care.
We are looking for experienced level 3 practitioners to join our Gumboots Community Nursery team. Our Gumboots nursery joined the LEYF family in April 2016, their last Ofsted inspection in July 2016 rated them as ‘outstanding’. Gumboots is a 71-place nursery for children aged 0-5 years old, comprising of 4 rooms with 3 outdoor spaces for the children and is open 51 weeks of the year.
What do our staff say about working at Gumboots?
‘Leyf has introduced some different techniques for the language groups including the introduction of “helicopter” as a pedagogical practice. This approach benefits the children especially the quieter ones. We are provided an excellent working environment at Gumboots; I feel that I work as part of the team; there is respect for each other; the employment process is fair regardless of employees' background and there is an emphasis on building positive relationships with the parents and the children. The children’s needs are the priority.’
What do you need to have to be considered for this Nursery Practitioner position?
As a Nursery Practitioner, we would require you to have a full and relevant child care qualification at level 3 or above. We would require you to demonstrate your knowledge of the EYFS; including all 7 areas, and provide examples and evidence of your experience in working as a key worker to a group of children aged between 0-5 years old. You will also need to understand the difference between safeguarding and child protection and how this is monitored in a nursery setting. You will be required to update children’s’ learning journeys weekly with observations, assessments and activity plans. The LEYF team will support you to work per our LEYF Pedagogy whilst developing your skills and knowledge throughout your career with us. We are looking for a candidate who is a team worker, uses their initiative and is passionate about child care and development.
So, what benefits can LEYF offer you as our Nursery Practitioner?
LEYF staff are paid some of the highest wages in the sector, you will be part of a group of 38 Nurseries with exceptional reputations across London who support each other. We have central office functions; HR, Recruitment, Finance, IT, Marketing, Customer Services - all who are there to help you run and develop your nursery to meet high quality standards.
As a permanent member of the LEYF family you will be entitled to 50% off child care, 7% employer contribution pension, 23 days’ annual leave plus an additional 3 days over Christmas! We also offer additional discounts on memberships and EE contracts.
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