12 May, 2022

Early Years Educator - Walthamstow, London

  • Wood St Nursery
  • Walthamstow, London, UK
Full time Qualified Practitioner

Job Details

Salary: initially £21,840, rising to £23,920 (dependant on progression) for a 40 hour week all year round.

Are you looking for a dramatically different nursery where caring relationships and children's autonomy are valued over charts and adult led activities?

Wood St Nursery is an exceptionally forward-thinking setting. We have a strong attachment ethos, and a curriculum based on In the Moment Planning and learning through freely chosen play. We focus on continuous provision with children free to self-select, and free-flow to the outside space. We are a calm, happy and friendly place to work, and an attractive and well resourced nursery. Our children love their nursery and we are extremely sought after in the local area! 

We are looking for an enthusiastic key person with a full and relevant Level 3 qualification in childcare and education.

Your role will be to manage a group of key children, supporting their learning and development, building warm relationships with them and their families through conversation and play. You will be working as part of an experienced team to meet the needs of all children at all times.

We offer: 

  • a fantastic place to work: we look after our staff, providing supervision and support and promoting a friendly and happy staff team 
  • daily lunch provided for staff  
  •  a weekly staff Pilates class, plus regular social events 
  • cycle to work scheme 
  • a 5 minute walk from Wood St Station 
  • a fun and vibrant local area with excellent cafes and interesting shops in and around Wood Street 
  • opportunities for progression for exceptional practitioners as we expand our provision 
  • full time 40 hours per week, or 37.5 hrs per week pro rata if preferred. Compressed hours also considered. 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays, pension scheme 
  • paid time off for training and CPD, plus in-house bi-annual training days and weekly team meetings.

You will need: 

  • to hold a full and relevant early years qualification Level 3 
  • to have experience in the key person role 
  • to have a strong understanding of the revised EYFS and how to promote children's learning and development 
  • to be able to build warm relationships with children and believe in treating them with kindness and respect.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS), provide a full work history and references which will be checked.


£21,840, rising to £23,920 (dependant on progression)


Early Years Practitioner

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Setting Type

Private Day Nursery

Recruiter Type

Direct Employer

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