Early Years Practitioner – Gumboots Nursery & Pre-School

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  • Full Time
  • SE22 9EP
  • Gumboots Nursery and Pre-School
  • 40 Hours per week

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 5 days ago
  • Hours: 40 Hours per week
  • Salary: £19,000 to £22,000 per annum
  • Qualification: Level 2+ and above in Early Years Childcare
  • Location: 171-173 Crystal Palace Road
    London
    SE22 9EP
  • Bus Routes: 12, 40, 176, 185, 197, P13
  • Stations: East Dulwich, North Dulwich

Job Description

Our Gumboots Nursery & Pre-School located in East Dulwich is one of LEYF’s most popular and larger nurseries. Already benefiting from having 4 rooms and 3 outdoor areas the nursery will soon be undergoing an extension which will create another 3 rooms.

We’re looking for an energetic and fun Early Years Practitioner to join our warm and established team.  As a practitioner, you will be responsible for the observations of your key children as well as creating fun and exciting activities and working with parents/ carers to ensure children’s routines are followed and the children are happy while developing those vital skills and relationships they need to develop.

 

 

Job Requirements

  • Full and relevant child-care qualification at level 2 or above
  • Strong knowledge of safeguarding and child protection
  • 12 months experience working in an early year’s setting
  • To continually strive for best practice in yourself and inspiring others
  • Have a passion for making a difference to the community
  • A child-centered approach to teaching using creative and exciting methods to engage and stimulate

Working at Gumboots Nursery and Pre-School

  • 2 ‘baby’ rooms, 1 ‘2-3’ room, 1 ’preschool’ room
  • 87 place Nursery
  • Opening Times: 8am to 6pm
  • Our purpose-built building has a Baby room with a separate garden. Large outdoor space for the older children to share.
  • Our friendly atmosphere, welcoming team and exceptional reputation makes us a proud and dynamic 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

At LEYF we aim to promote 50% of our leaders from within and nurture our staff to help them progress in their careers.

Each person who joins the LEYF family will work with their Manager to create a development plan. If you aspire to become a manager or you want to be the best you can be in your role, LEYF, using our coaching and mentoring approach, coupled with our famous LEYF Academy courses, will support your journey.

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Location

Address: 171-173 Crystal Palace Road
London
SE22 9EP

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