Little Wombles
  • Wandsworth, London, UK

Early Years Educators

Little Wombles Nursery is a familiar setting in Wandsworth, looking for experienced, passionate and dedicated early years educators to join the team.

Little Wombles Nursery is a spacious and well-equipped nursery with a maximum of 23 children each day. We guarantee that we will maintain our exceptionally high staff/child ratios throughout the age-groups. This enables each child's full potential to be nurtured through focussed, personalised care and attention. We are committed to meeting each child's individual needs and developing their passions and skills for the future.

We believe all children have the right to be cared for and educated to develop to their full potential alongside others. All children are entitled to high quality care and education that enables them to share opportunities and experiences and develop and learn from each other.

We have positions available to work within the Toddlers team and the Pre-school team.

About the Role

  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for the children placed in the setting
  • To support the team within the setting
  • Assist with the effective daily supervision of the setting in accordance with the requirements of the company, Ofsted, local education authority and other relevant legislation
  • Ensure all agreed company policies and procedures are adhered to within the setting
  • Take responsibility for the safeguarding and wellbeing of all children within the setting
  • To work as part of a team to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn.
  • To build and maintain strong partnerships with parents to enable children’s needs to be met
  • To deliver the vision and goals of the setting


  • To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members)
  • To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys (Famly App) and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories
  • To advise manager/deputy of any concerns, e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To be involved in out of working hour activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, summer fayre, etc
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleaning of equipment, etc
  • To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled
  • To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting
  • To develop your role within the team, especially regarding being a key person
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job
  • To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards always, both in work hours and outside
  • To support nursery assistants, students and volunteers
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained always

Skills and Experience

  • A warm, caring, and patience nature
  • Excellent communication, organisation, and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work with young children and their families in a sensitive and positive way
  • A sense of responsibility
  • Creative ideas for activities
  • An interest in child development
  • An awareness of child safety issues
  • The ability to work in a team
  • A willingness to develop your skills


  • NVQ or Equivalent Level 3 or higher

Not Essential (we can obtain on your behalf)

  • DBS (Disclosure Barring Service)
  • Food & Hygiene Certification
  • Paediatric First Aid Certification
  • Safeguarding Level 1 and above


  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Annual leave entitlement
  • Training needs covered by the company
  • Ample promotion opportunities within the group
  • Pension contribution

Note: All positions offered are subject to a clear Enhanced DBS and suitable references being obtained.


To apply, please send your CV.