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Level 3 Senior Pre-school Practitioner

Streatham, London

Salary: £27,040 - £28,080 per annum

About Us:
Cavendish Lodge Nurseries and Pre-schools is a reputable early years setting located in the heart of Streatham. We are dedicated to providing a nurturing and enriching environment where children can learn, grow, and thrive. Our team is committed to delivering high-quality care and education to support the development of young learners.

Job Description:
We are seeking a confident and dedicated Level 3 Senior Pre-school Practitioner to join our dynamic team at Cavendish Lodge Nurseries and Pre-schools. The successful candidate will lead and motivate our preschool room, overseeing the planning and delivery of engaging activities, supporting staff members, and ensuring the well-being and development of preschool-aged children alongside the preschool room Leader and Management Team. Strong leadership skills, a passion for early years education, and a Level 3 qualification in Early Years Education are essential for this role. As a senior member of our early years setting, you will play a key role in providing high-quality care and education to our preschool children.

Key Requirements:
- Level 3 qualification in Early Years Education
- Ability to work full time, Monday to Friday, 40 hours a week 
- Commutable distance of Streatham
- Proven experience working with pre-school-aged children
- Strong leadership and communication skills
- In-depth knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
- Ability to create a stimulating and inclusive learning environment

- New Competitive salary (£13.00 to £13.50ph from 1st April 2024)
- Professional development opportunities
- Supportive team environment
- Opportunities for career progression within our organisation
- 45% childcare discount
- Employee of the month bonus scheme
- Starting DBS paid for
- Refer a friend bonus scheme
- Local gym discount
- Long service awards, extra days holiday for the first four years then extra pay on years 5,8,10 and 15 years
- Monthly well-being activities (paid lunches, social nights, staff room treats)

How to Apply:
If you are a passionate, dedicated and experienced Level 3 Senior Preschool Practitioner looking to make a positive impact in the lives of young children, we would love to hear from you. Join our team at Cavendish Lodge and be part of a nurturing and inspiring early years setting in Streatham!



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


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