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Great place to work and everyone is so passionate about what they do. the company as a whole is very passionate about helping children regardless of their background. Managers and Area Managers are very easy to talk to.
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No loving attitude from some staff to children. Poor food given to children while parents are paying a lot of money for the place in a nursery. Parents are poorly supported with children's toilet training, feeding/ food intake, sleeping and the use of dummies. Luck of cleanness around the nursery. The most enjoyable part were children themselves: smiling and giving all to the staff who cares.
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Good place to work pay was very good. working conditions were good, management and colleagues were friendly and worked hard. Had experience working in different settings when covering for staff absences.
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Very fun. Salary is excellent but hours are long and travelling is very expensive depending where you live. But management is great. Listen and provides help.
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Huge Nurseries
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Long hours
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Work life balance not easy, always short staff and different faces caring for children. Level of care ok but can improve. Priority over paper work than level of care. Not always professional.
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Staff nursery discount
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short staffed
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LEYF is a growing social enterprise with an important social mission. The digital transformation programme is positioning it well for the future as a competitive force.
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Working for a common purpose
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Too many priorities
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A good organisation to work with, been in childcare for 14 years and so far this company is what it ‘s about. The care of the children is paramount. My manager is very supportive and meets the needs of children, parents and staff. Yes the workload is heavy and hours are long, however I believe it is all across the childcare sector.
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Good pay
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Long hours
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A good place to work if you are dedicated, passionate and hardworking. Plenty of training opportunities provided to allow growth and development, but a lot will be asked of you at the same time.
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Lack of staffs Mismanagement only company that i know does longer than 6 months probation long hours Staffs do not look after children rightly especially babies poor salary
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Brilliant nurseries to work within, great team members and management team, great opportunities to extend your learning, experiences and climbing the ladder in roles. Wonderful philosophy in helping children to grow individually.
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LEYF is a growing organisation filled with a vary of different aged teachers. They have very good work ethics and lots of benefits of working within the company. LEYF just need more staff to join their giant team in order to cut down long hours so teachers are able to balance out work and home life. The most enjoyable part of this job is being able to see children grow and develop and know that you were a part to play in their development.
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Free training days available
Cons
Long Hours
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If you are in childcare just for the money and to work your shift and go home, it could be a good place for you. For the rest of you who put your heart in to your job with children, Leyf is not a place for you. They are not what they seam and how they present themselves in public. It is NOT great place to work.
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Good Pay
Cons
It is not what they represent to public to be
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An excellent company to work for. Lots of support and training and friendly staff . A typical work day with colleagues, children and parents. Good sensible planning for children with their interest in mind makes my work so much fun.Time management is crucial and the most enjoyable times are the conferences held once per year with over 800 staff, the new years party and the annual BBQ as well as visit friend the CEO and central office staff.
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good conditions
Cons
indoor ratio is excellent but needs extra help to do outings regularly
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I have learned the skills to be able to recruit the appropriate candidate. The workplace is a very fun and friendly environment with plenty of support to be able to get the job done.
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great company, you feel like family, everyone is equal, everyone works as a team, good working conditions, we all help each other, its a friendly environment,
Pros
free lunches
Cons
lots of corsework and theory
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I worked for Leyf for 6 months at first I really enjoyed working for the company as I've known about Leyf for many years and loved there Values and Ethos. The staff team worked well together and supported each other on their strengths and weaknesses. It was a fun work place for me but the only problem was the manager who I feel needs more training in people skills and how to address staff members, not being biased and showing favouritism when everyone was there to do the same job caring for the children.
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The team
Cons
Long hours and Manager
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Excellent company with an unique curriculum and pedagogy that enhances children's development. Management of workload can be difficult, but with the right support and organisation it can be maintained.
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I enjoy delivering outstanding care and education to children and nurturing the staff team to perform to their optimum level. I enjoy coaching my team and keeping them updated with training, supervisions and coaching. I have excellent customer service skills and I work tirelessly to achieve full occupancy and customer satisfaction. I enjoy being a hands on teacher to children of all ages and apply innovative techniques to inspire and motivate children to learn in a fun and unique way.
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Leyf is a fabulous place to work. The opportunities for advancment are multiple and the ethois of the company means that everyone is supported to do their best. It is easy to work hard and give your best when your efforts are appreciated and it is easy to shine in this company.
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Good career advancement
Cons
Most workplace are in Westminster borough
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KATHARINE BRUCE NURSERY IS A LOVELY NURSERY , BRILLIANT TEAM TO WORK WITH MANAGER REALLY INVOLVED AND THIS ENSURES EXCELLENT STANDARDS AS AN EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER MY DUTIES INCLUDE: • weekly planning, observation and outings • Ensuring children’s hygiene like washing hands, nappy changing, • Ensuring Ofsted standards • Liaise with all professionals in and outside of the setting to ensure the best outcomes for all children • Progress summary • Learning journey’s • Group times(taking key children to have 1-2-1 with during this time we sing, develop language and communication skills, shapes, letters, counting, colours, etc… ) RECENTLY RATED OUTSTANDING BY OFSTEAD
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Paid breaks, Love working here, Good hours, Free lunches
Cons
Salary not what I want
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