Early Years Practitioner - Warwick Community Nursery
Type: Full time
Title: Nursery Practitioner
Qualification: Level 3 child care
Salary: £18,483.72 - £19,120.20 per annum inc. London weighting
Are you an experienced Nursery Practitioner seeking a new role in Westminster? 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.At London Early Years Foundation, we celebrate the role of the LEYF Nursery Teacher, which means that instead of being referred to as a nursery practitioner –your role to teach children and lead them through their early learning is fully appreciated and recognised.You can watch a video of a typical day at a LEYF nursery by clicking this link - A Day in the Life Film
We are looking for experienced level 3 practitioners to join our Warwick Community Nursery team. Our Warwick nursery joined the LEYF family in April 2005, their last Ofsted inspection in April 2015 rated them as ‘good’.Warwick is a 48-place nursery for children aged 0-5 years old, comprising of 3 rooms with an outdoor space for the children and is open 51 weeks of the year.
What do our staff say about working at Warwick?
‘I think I have progressed a lot in my career with working with young children and learning about child development by studying the E.Y.F.S and using it regularly to make observations which has also helped me to understand that each child is individual and have their own needs. I've been with Leyf for almost 3 years and I really enjoy being with the company because they give people who want to work with children who have no qualification an opportunity to gain experience and qualification to work with children which is fantastic and there is also an opportunity to learn and grow within the company. The staff are friendly and willing to help and give support.I love my job!’
What do you need to have to be considered for this 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?
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.Interested? Apply now!
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