03 Feb, 2022

Early Years Educator

  • London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)
  • New Cross, London, UK
Full time Qualified Practitioner Senior Practitioner

Job Details

Job Title: Early Years Educator

Location: 75 Amersham Rd, London SE14 6QQ

Salary: £21,000 - £22,000 per annum

Details: Full Time & Permanent



Based in the borough of Lewisham, New Cross Nursery & Pre-School which is a short walk from local bus routes and transport hubs offers a fun and exciting environment for children to enjoy and learn in. The rooms are split over 2 floors and is one of our larger settings they have a spacious garden which gives the children opportunities to expand on their outdoor learning. Working at New Cross means you will have fantastic resources and a spacious environment which so you can be very creative in activities.


Job Description

We are recruiting friendly, creative, and passionate Early Years Educators on a full-time, permanent basis. As a LEYF Early Years Educator, you will have your own key children with who you will work closely with ensuring that the activities you are planning are inspiring their learning and encouraging their development. You will build close relationships with the children and their parents/ carers ensuring that routines are followed and that every day has something unique and fun in store for them.



Person Specification:

  • Relevant childcare qualification at level 3 or above.
  • Strong knowledge of safeguarding, child protection and how this is monitored in a nursery setting.
  • At least 6 months experience working in an early year’s setting
  • To champion LEYF’s values and advocate our mission to save the world one child at a time.
  • To encourage a supportive team atmosphere and the ability to work together in a positive and compassionate way.
  • To continually strive for best practice in yourself and inspiring others.
  • To be dedicated in achieving the highest standard of education and care
  • 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 and that’s why we value each staff member and offer:


  • £550 Joining Bonus!
  • 50% off 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 - £22,000 per annum


Nursery Practitioner, Senior Nursery Nurse, Senior Nursery Practitioner, Play Worker, Early Years Practitioner, Early Years Teacher

Setting Type

Private Day Nursery

Recruiter Type

Direct Employer

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