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Nursery Assistant

Streatham, London

Cavendish Lodge Nurseries is a family-run nursery; we are not a national chain. Our focus is on the happiness and well-being of all our children and staff. We are a playful and creative Nursery and preschool that inspires both our children and staff to grow and develop. Giggles and fun are what we make every day, and we would love you to join us to make every workday a great day.

Your role:

  • Creatively interact and engage with our children, supporting them with learning and development under room leader guidance and support.

  • To help safeguard the children in our care (full training and support given)

  • To work as part of a team

  • To help maintain a safe and clean play space to our high standards


The role offers 40 hours per week between the hours of 8.00 am – 6.00 pm Monday - Friday.


We pay:

£23,920.00pa (£11.50ph)  - £24,544.00pa (£11.80ph)

Full-time or Part-time position available


We also offer:

  • Flexible shifts to fit your lifestyle, work the hours you want, including term time-only positions.

  • Your choice of a 4-day working week 

  • Enjoy our family-friendly, fun, playful work environment

  • 35% childcare discount, 45% for senior staff

  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Christmas and New Year break

  • Free in-house induction & training for working with children

  • Opportunity to gain professional qualifications 

  • Free uniform to work in to keep you clean while painting with our little ones

  • Employee of the Month bonus scheme

  • Long service awards, extra holiday day for holiday the first four years then

       extra pay in years 5, 8, 10, and 15 years)

  • Monthly Well-being activities (paid lunches, social nights, staff room treats)

  • Local gym discount

  • Refer a friend bonus scheme 

  • Starting DBS paid for 

  • Fantastic Transport links 

  • Free Parking

We are an equal opportunity employer and especially keen to help apprentices, trainees and men in childcare roles.

Cavendish Lodge Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and all successful candidates will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure. To see our safeguarding policy please click HERE


Successful applicants will need to provide ‘right to work’ in the U.K documentation, undertake a DBS and appropriate checks if a person has spent significant time abroad, have a google search completed and obtain at least two satisfactory references before commencing employment.


The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.


Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.


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