Early Years Practitioner – Ford Road Nursery & Pre-School

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  • Full Time
  • RM10 9JS
  • Ford Road Nursery and Pre-School
  • 40 hours per week

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 4 weeks ago
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Salary: £18,000-£19,000 per annum
  • Qualification: Level 2+ and above in Early Years Childcare
  • Location: Ford Road
    RM10 9JS
  • Bus Routes: 173, 174, 175
  • Stations: Dagenham Heathway

Job Description

Ford Road Nursery and Pre-School is recruiting for a Nursery Practitioner/ Early Years Practitioner. This nursery is a 19-minute walk from Dagenham East Station and a 9-minute walk from Dagenham Heathway Station. This is a well-equipped nursery with an enthusiastic and passionate team delivering high-quality childcare and education.

This vacancy is for Nursery Practitioners/ Early Years Practitioners with at least 6 months experience working in a nursery and a Level 2 qualification in childcare. We are looking for our next early years leaders who are ready to learn and progress to the next part of their careers.

Job Requirements

  • Level 2 childcare qualification.
  • At least 6 months experience working in an early year’s setting.
  • “can do” positive attitude.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding, child protection.
  • Good knowledge of EYFS and its different areas.
  • Experience in planning activities based on children’s interests.

Working at Ford Road Nursery and Pre-School

  • Well established management team
  • Exceptional outdoor space also used for Forest School activities
  • Confident, warm and welcoming team

Age Range: Birth-5 years
OFSTED Rating: Outstanding

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Staff Benefits

We know it's our team that makes LEYF great. When you join us as a permanent member of staff, you will enjoy many benefits:

• Pay competitive with the sector
• 50% discount on nursery fees (pro-rata)
• 7% pension contribution
• A minimum of 23 days’ annual leave per year (up to 36 days) including 8 Bank Holidays, plus 3 days over Christmas
• Sick pay entitlement (after 6 months’ service)

• Paid overtime
• Refer a friend bonus (up to £550)
• Maternity, paternity & shared parental leave entitlement (after 2 years’ service)
• Up to 5 days' special leave entitlement
• Access to LEYF’s training academy and MY LEYF online learning platform - 8 days’ paid training per year
• 10% GLL gym discount
• Tea and coffee
• MY LEYF modules on meditation, mindfulness and mental wellbeing
• Employee Assistance Programme; support and counselling and advice on financial and legal issues
• Eligibility for a hardship fund grant 

• Season pass loan

• Cycle to work scheme
• Discounts on shopping with Employee Purchase Programme
• Invitations to LEYF social events - Summer Conference, BBQ, Christmas Party, Awards.

Career Progression

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

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Address: Ford Road
RM10 9JS

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