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Room Leader

London Early Years Foundation
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: £23,522.76 - £24,230.04 per annum

Qualification: Level 3 and above in Early Years Childcare or equivalent

Location: Tenda Road, London, SE16 3PN

South Bermondsey is a beautiful setting looking for an ambitious and meticulous Room Leader. Joining the LEYF Family in 2016, South Bermondsey Nursery has been popular with the community's families, providing a secure and stimulating environment that engages our children and extends their learning. Our new leader must be able to confidently manage the day to day running of the room smoothly, whilst encouraging their team to motivate learning using LEYF's own Pedagogy and positively managing the children's well-being. South Bermondsey Nursery champion meaningful Observations and would expect their Room Leaders to support their teams in producing effective reports.

Job Requirements

Full and relevant childcare qualification at level 3 or above is essential

Strong knowledge of safeguarding and child protection

Experience working in room leader or third in charge role within an early year's setting

To be a confident leader, articulating your ideas and using planning and preparation

To distribute staff and resources effectively, maintaining ratios whilst supporting other rooms

To champion LEYF's values and advocate our mission to save the world one child at a time

To continually strive for best practice in yourself and inspiring others.

Have a passion for making a difference in their communities.

A child centred approach to teaching using creative and exciting methods to engage and stimulate

Staff Benefits

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

50% off of childcare

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

Salary increases after probation

Overtime pay

Annual travel loan

Free life assurance

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.

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
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