Early Years Practitioner – Leys Nursery & Pre-School

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  • Full Time
  • RM10 9XW
  • Leys Nursery and Pre-School
  • 40 hours per week

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 2 months ago
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Salary: £18,000-£19,000 per annum
  • Qualification: Level 2 + and above in Early Years Childcare
  • Location: 215 Wellington Drive
    Dagenham
    RM10 9XW
  • Bus Routes: 103, 145
  • Stations: Dagenham East

Job Description

Leys Nursery & Pre-School is recruiting for a Nursery Practitioner/ Early Years Practitioner. This nursery is a 15-minute walk from Dagenham East, based centrally supporting the community around it.  This is a well-equipped nursery with an enthusiastic and passionate team delivering high-quality childcare and education.

This vacancy is for Early Years Practitioners/ Nursery Practitioners with at least 6 months experience working in a nursery and 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 years 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 Leys Nursery and Pre-School

  • The Nursery consists of a baby, toddler and preschool room
  • Total capacity of Nursery: 49
  • Opening times: 8am – 6pm
  • Safe and varied outdoor garden

Age Range: Birth-5 years
OFSTED Rating: Good

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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: 215 Wellington Drive
Dagenham
RM10 9XW

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