Early Years Practitioner

£26,575 - £34,486 yearly
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • Nightingale Grove, London SE13 6HE, UK
  • 15 Jan, 2024
Full time Early Years Practitioner/Nursery Nurse

Job Description

Nursery: Bright Horizons Maythorne Cottages Day Nursery and Preschool

Salary: £26,575 - £34,486 per annum (dependent on qualification/s and experience)

Hours: Full time / Permanent / Mon-Fri / 40 hours

Location: Hither Green, London

We are looking for a full time, Level 3 qualified Practitioner to join our Bright Horizons Maythorne Cottages Day Nursery and Pre School.

Maythorne Cottages is a beautiful nursery located in the heart of Hither Green, we are steps away from Hither green station and have great links to London Bridge, Lewisham and Kent areas.

Our nursery takes children aged 3 months - 3 years and we work in strong partnership with Beacon road nursery which is our pre-school unit. We thrive to provide quality childcare and education consistently with all age groups. The nursery consists of 4 rooms, with 2 great outdoors spaces.

What we can offer you

Our benefits include, but are not limited to;

  • Above industry standard salary, with annual salary reviews
  • Discounted childcare of 50% for first child
  • Up to 33 days holiday per year, with the option to buy additional days
  • Smart Health access, including 24/7 access to Virtual GP appointments, fitness programmes and mental health support
  • Financial support through early access to wages, low interest debt consolidation loans and a wide variety of discounts across high street brands, travel, utilities and days out
  • Development programme access for every stage of your career, tailored to your individual journey, with opportunities across our network of nurseries
  • Access to our Future Leaders programme, preparing you to step into a Room Leader position
  • Employee Appreciation throughout the year including our annual Awards of Excellence gala’s
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working

Why Bright Horizons?

We are driven by our HEART values (Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork). If your values align, you’d be a great fit to join one of our 300 nurseries across the UK. We’ve also been voted Great Place to Work every year since 2006 - as well achieving Great Place for Wellbeing and Great Place for Women.

Did you know, Bright Horizons Foundation for Children charity has been established since 2005 supporting the lives of thousands of children and families in crisis, across almost 100 locations? Each Bright Horizons colleague is entitled to a paid volunteer day every year!  

What you’ll be doing

  • Plan, create, implement and reflect on engaging activities, tailored to each of your key children, to encourage their development towards key milestones.
  • Develop and maintain strong parent/ carer partnerships
  • Promote and ensure child welfare, protection, health and safety and safeguarding
  • Work with colleagues to maintain a positive, happy and safe environment

What we’re looking for

  • Full and Relevant Level 3 or above Early Years qualification (essential)
  • Previous experience working with children (ideally as a Nursery Nurse, Nursery Practitioner, Early Years Educator, or similar)
  • Passion for making learning fun and engaging for each child
  • Ability to build trust and strong working relationships with both colleagues and parents
  • Ability to use a variety of communication techniques with both children and adults
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding, Child Protection, and the wider legislative requirements for working with children

Nursery Name

Bright Horizons Maythorne Cottages day nursery