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Nursery Housekeeper – LEYF

Reference number: SW-009757
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type: Jobs
  • Employer: London Early Years Foundation
  • Location: SE14 6QQ
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Nursery Housekeeper role:

The Nursery Housekeeper is responsible for the general upkeep of hygiene and cleanliness of the nursery.

 Key to the role is to ensure the environment is kept safe, fit and healthy and to protect and promote the safeguarding and welfare of the children.

Main Accountabilities:

Every employee at LEYF is expected to deliver outcomes that contribute to the LEYF mission Changing the World one Child at a Time. This is done through living the LEYF values and the LEYF pedagogy (how LEYF leads learning of self and others).

The LEYF pedagogy is reflected in our social enterprise approach. It has been designed as 7 strands (listed below) in order to strengthen children’s social and cultural capital through language, social opportunities, cultural experiences and friendships.

Leading for Excellence

Spiral Curriculum

Enabling Environments

  • Ensuring the daily thorough cleaning of all nursery rooms, including floor coverings, walls, paintwork, windows, nursery furniture and equipment.
  • Ensuring the daily thorough cleaning of other nursery areas including corridors, hallways, cloakrooms and all other areas of the nursery.
  • Ensuring all nursery washing is done daily and the laundry room is kept clean and organised.

Harmonious Relationships

 Safe, Fit and Healthy

  • Ensuring the daily thorough cleaning of the nursery staff room including equipment such as microwaves, fridges, kettles cupboards and furniture.
  • Ensuring the daily thorough cleaning of child and staff toilet areas.
  • Maintaining sufficient supplies of domestic consumables eg. paper towels, toilet rolls, liquid soap, cleaning materials etc.
  • Ensuring rooms are swept up after children lunch and ensure the rooms are ready for afternoon activities and play.
  • Assist with the washing up in the absence of the Chef or Kitchen Assistant.

Home Learning


The list is generally representative of the role but other reasonable duties may be assigned to the job holder, consistent with the nature of the role and its level of responsibility.

2)    Relationships

Internal Relationships External Relationships


Nursery Team / Colleagues

Local community


 3)    Person Specifications


Qualifications Essential/Desirable
Entry level qualification in childcare D
GCSE Math and English A-C OR Functional skills Math and English level 2 D
Experience and Skills Essential/Desirable
Completion of a child Development course D
Willingness to further own professional skills E
Ability to speak and write a good level of English. E
Passion and desire to work with children E
Experience in working with children ages 0-5 within any setting D
Basic understanding of safeguarding children D
Team orientated E
Friendly and personable E


Behaviours Level
Planning & Delivering

·         Planning and monitoring

·         Working strategically

·         Organisation and managing resources effectively

·         Prioritizing

·         Driving outcomes

·         Making decisions.









·         Influencing

·         Communication

·         Networking

·         Partnering






Developing People

·         Development themselves

·         Developing talent

·         Encouraging quality and inclusivity and embrace and value diversity

·         Valuing others







Living the Values

·         Contribution to the Values




Generating Ideas

·         Encouraging, challenge and building culture

·         Being change minded

·         Thinking creatively






Creating a Nurturing & High Performing Team

·         Collaborating with others

·         Building trust in relationships

·         Showing compassion

·         Role modelling accountability







 Import LEYF strategy and Functional top line objectives identifying how this role feeds into the over strategy.

For further information and/or to apply, please contact:

Date posted: 16/05/2022

Originally found on: Direct Employer

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