1st Place Childrens centre

1st Place is a charity devoted to improving the opportunities for children and families in its community the London borough Southwark. As an Assistant Early Educator you will be responsible for maintaining the high standards of care and education in line with the EYFS framework.

 1st Place is committed to providing the highest quality of care and development for children as well as nurturing and training our employees.

We follow the Reggio Emilia approach in our nurseries, an innovative movement for excellence in childhood education. You can find out more about this at: http://www.sightlines-initiative.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=4


Our nurseries offer 50 full time places, alongside 32 part time places for children accessing the 15 hour government scheme.  All are busy nurseries at the heart of the local community.  The dedicated staff team have worked hard to ensure the best possible care is given to the children whilst working alongside parents and other professionals.


What do we offer?

We offer an attractive benefits package including:

-       Competitive salary

-       6% employer pension match scheme

-       25 days Annual Leave plus bank holidays and 3 days at Christmas

-       £1 optional lunch scheme

-       Company sick pay

-       Uniform Supplied

-       Regular training and development opportunities

-       Staff social committee and events

-       Childcare Vouchers



What does 1st Place stand for?

Our aim is to give local parents and children the greatest possible chances in life. The Children and Parent’s centre was created to serve the needs of every local parent and child under five. We provide everything from ESOL courses, benefits advice, outstanding nursery education and free family activities to parenting support.  As we are a charity, founded to support the local community, all profits are invested in the improvement of families’ lives.


If you feel you share our values and vision and would like to be part of an expanding, dedicated and supportive team we’d love to hear from you.