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Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum


  • Froebelian training and professional development training

  • Annual staff bonus following probation

  • Two nursery based teacher development days each year for professional development (2 Inset days per year)

  • Staff Appreciation days, staff social events and staff spotlight awards (a voucher of £50 of your choice)

  • Company Pension Scheme contributions

  • Staff counselling service

  • Staff awards and team building events

  • Long service awards from 1 year

  • Uniform free workplace

  • 33 days holiday plus 2 wellbeing days

Linden Tree Nursery Schools is offering a fantastic opportunity for a full time permanent (Qualified) early years room leader to join our dedicated, diverse and nurturing team within our small group of three Nursery Schools in South London. Children under the age of two need exceptional care and attention and deserve adults who are dedicated to their care. This is a very rewarding role and the right candidate should be capable and caring and willing to learn within a supportive and nurturing environment.

About Us:

Linden Tree Nursery Schools is a group of small, Frobelian nursery schools local to Clapham which has been providing early years education to children aged 6 months to 5 years old since 2005.

Our vision:

To raise the profile of the Froebelian approach by creating a group of small Froebelian nursery schools that offer young children a quality early years’ experience delivered by knowledgeable and qualified educators.

Why join our team?

- Small teams dedicated to learning and growing together

- Training on the Froebelian approach

- Opportunities to grow and develop, experiencing all aspects of nursery business

- Enhanced benefits package (see below)

- 40 or 45 hour working weeks

- Dedicated wellbeing team to support all employees

- Dedicated Learning and Development team who deliver in-house coaching and mentoring

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Managing and maintaining a safe learning environment for children to learn organically through their interests and play

  • Leading a room of children aged from 14 to 24 months and supporting staff to deliver Froebelian practice

  • Be responsible for the room and meet targets outlined by your manager

  • Foster positive relationships with your team, children and families

  • Communicate effectively to families on children’s development through documentation and learning stories

  • Ensure all staff understand safeguarding and health and safety policies relevant to their role and implement procedures effectively

Requirements or Skills:

  • A Level 3 full and relevant qualification in Childcare such as EYE, NVQ, CACHE or recognised equivalent

  • A good working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

  • Understanding of the Froebelian approach (more information can be found here our website)

  • A good working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

  • Experience working in a nursery environment

  • The right to work in the UK and a clear enhanced DBS

  • Experience managing a room in a nursery environment

  • Experience of safeguarding and health and safety policies and procedures within a nursery environment

  • The right to work in the UK and a clear enhanced DBS

“I wanted to educate people to be free, to think, to take action for themselves.”

Froebel in Lilley 1967:41

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