Early Years Educator

  • Job Reference: 00019550-1
  • Date Posted: 16 September 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Southwark, London
  • Salary: £20,737 to £21,444
  • Sector: Education, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Early Years Educator – Bird in Bush Nursery and Pre-School


Hours: 40 hours

Salary: £20,737 - £21,44 per annum

Qualification: Level 3+ in Early Years or equivalent

Location: Old Kent Road, London, SE15 1JB

Despite the challenges of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis we are still recruiting for staff in our nurseries. We are only able to conduct telephone interviews at this point in time as we need to follow the Government’s guidelines on social distancing.

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is keen to hear from you and the Recruitment Team will be reviewing all applications. We will then be offering telephone interviews to successful candidates. We can then advise you on the next stage in the recruitment process. Please keep applying.

Job Description

Our Bird in Bush Nursery is located in Southwark and has fantastic transport links to Central London and the surrounding areas, there is also free parking nearby. The nursery itself is a multi-cultured, friendly setting and has a large outdoor space which is used every day to extend experiences and knowledge in outdoor learning.

We are seeking an Early Years Educator to join our friendly, hard working team. As a LEYF teacher you will be expected to create inspiring experiences, whilst establishing a nurturing environment and encouraging bravery and curiosity in our children’s development. Our staff excel in teamwork and continue to support the nursery as it grows into a truly fascinating setting for our children.

Job Requirements

Full and relevant child-care qualification at level 3 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 centred approach to teaching using creative and exciting methods to engage and stimulate

Working at Bird in Bush Nursery and Pre-school:

1 Baby Room, 1 Toddler Room, 1 Preschool
55 place Nursery
Opening Times: 7.30am-6.30pm
Over 2s garden comprises of a tool station, planting area, mud kitchen and enclosed climbing frame, tunnel, balancing beams.
The Old Kent Road will be under regeneration in the next few years to develop the Baker Loo line, the station will be a stone’s throw from the nursery.

Age Range: Birth-5 years
OFSTED Rating: Outstanding

Staff Benefits

We know it’s our people who make LEYF great. That’s why we value each staff member and offer:

Make a difference to the children who need it the most
Pay and conditions above national average within the early years sector
50% off of childcare
£750 refer a friend bonus
Up to 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and an additional 3 days over the Christmas period
Full access to LEYF Academy – minimum of 8 days per year training covering mandatory courses and additional professional development designed.
10% GLL Gym discount
7% employer contribution towards pension
Guaranteed salary increase after probation
Overtime pay
Annual travel loan
Free life assurance
Access to our work life support services
Flexible working
Access to LEYF social events; New Year’s Awards ceremony, Annual Conference and Summer BBQ

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.

The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and an enhanced DBS will be required