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Nursery Room Leader - Baby Room Vacancy - Gumboots Community Nursery

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London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)






East Dulwich, London, London, United Kingdom


Education, Childcare, Non-For-Profit and Charities, Nursery Practitioner, Nursery Nurse




London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) nurseries is London’s largest childcare social enterprise with over 100 years’ experience educating and caring for children across London. We are a not-for profit and give free places to nearly half of our families, so that children from all backgrounds can enjoy early years learning and care.

Gumboots Community Nursery is a 71-place nursery for children aged 0-5 years old. Located within East Dulwich, Southwark, Gumboots Community Nursery is ranked by Ofsted as an ‘Outstanding’ nursery in July 2016. It comprises of 4 rooms with 3 outdoor spaces for the children and is open 51 weeks of the year. Gumboots Community Nursery is part of the LEYF’s group of 37 nurseries with an exceptional reputation within the early years sector.  

Gumboots Community Nursery Address: 171 - 173 Crystal Palace Road, London, SE22 9EP

What do you need to have to be considered for this position?

Gumboots Community Nursery is currently looking for a qualified nursery room leader passionate about working with babies. We are seeking for a room leader who is organised and robust; able to adapt to any environment and able to give all areas their full attention.

Full and relevant child care qualification at level 3 including NNEB, NVQ level 3 (childcare & education), BTEC (childcare) or equivalent. Minimum 2 years’ experience in a group setting working with babies. Able to demonstrate your knowledge of the EYFS and embrace our LEYF Pedagogy. You should understand the difference between safeguarding and child protection and how this is monitored in a nursery setting.

You are able to first and foremost get on the children’s level and encourage each of them to reach their full potential through means of new and exciting activities through understand children’s’ learning journeys weekly with observations, assessments and activity plans.

You must be able to lead by example and tap into the capablities of your team by recognising their strengths and helping them improve their weaknesses. Strong communication is essential and embedding the LEYF values. You will have the opportunity to promote and disseminate best practise and contribute to an inclusive environment and culture within the nursery.

So, what benefits can LEYF offer you?

LEYF staff are paid some of the highest wages in the sector. The LEYF team will support you to work per our unique LEYF Pedagogy whilst developing your skills and knowledge throughout your career with us.

As a permanent member, you will be entitled to:

  • 50% discount on childcare costs at one of our 37 London Nurseries.  
  • 7% employer contribution pension.
  • 23 days’ annual leave plus an additional 3 days over Christmas.
  • 4 training days per year with our award winning staff and development programme.

We also offer additional discounts with GLL gym memberships and EE contracts.

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