15 Mar, 2023

Early Years Educator

  • London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)
  • East Dulwich, London, UK
Full time Play Work Qualified Practitioner Senior Practitioner Teaching

Job Details

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: £21,000 - £22,500 per annum

Qualification: Level 3+ in Early Years or equivalent

Location: Crystal Palace Road, London, SE22 9EP


Situated in East Dulwich, our Gumboots Nursery is busy and vibrant with an outstanding reputation within the local community. The nursery is one of our larger settings and after an exciting building project completed in June 2021, Gumboots offers a spacious and modern environment, that ensures the children are constantly stimulated in their rooms and outdoor areas.


We are seeking an people with Level 3 qualifications, who can match our approach to learning which always puts the child first. Exploring sensory through to independence and healthy eating, Gumboots extends the child’s learning and focuses on their interests and achievements.


Working with your key children, you will ensure that the activities you are planning are inspiring their learning and encouraging their curiosity. You will be responsible for observations and safeguarding the children within the setting and ensuring that every day has something unique and fun in store.


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



Staff Benefits

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


  • £550 Joining Bonus!
  • 50% off of childcare
  • £550 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 increase after probation
  • Overtime pay
  • Interest free Annual Season Ticket loan
  • Free life assurance
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme


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.


£21,000 - £22,500 per annum


Nursery Nurse, Nursery Practitioner, Senior Nursery Nurse, Senior Nursery Practitioner, Room Leader, Deputy Room Leader

Setting Type

Private Day Nursery

Recruiter Type

Direct Employer

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