London Early Years Foundation LEYF

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  • Early childhood education
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  • GCSE
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  • £12,500 – £16,500 a year

Job type

  • Full-time


North London


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  • Employee discount

Full job description

We put people before profit: work for a family of nurseries with heart

“We are friends, we are like family. We support one another.” – Elizabeth, Early Years Educator

We’re the London Early Years Foundation, or LEYF Nurseries for short; a family of 40 nurseries. Our people love working for us because we focus on the child and their family, and give them the best start in life.

LEYF is known for quality teachers – we give you strong in-house training and access to promotion. Our nurseries feel independent and community focused, and teams take care of each other.


A bit about the role

LEYF offer the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) every year lasting 12 -18 months. Courses start in January, April, and September, and November so it’s never too late to apply.

We provide training for unqualified staff to complete a Level 3 qualification in Early Years, which includes fortnightly tutor-taught training as well as LEYF Enrichment session.

As a LEYF Early Years Apprentice, you have at least a Grade C or 4 in GCSE English and maths or Level 2 Functional Skills or Level 1 in Childcare. Most importantly, you have a passion for Early Years education and care, along with the energy and enthusiasm to make a difference to children’s lives. Many of our apprentices are aged 16 to 18, but you can be an apprentice at any age.

On successful completion of the course, you will be guaranteed an interview for an Early Years Practitioner post.

  • The right to work in the UK


What’s in it for you?

“I love meeting completely different people from very different backgrounds.” Paulina, Bank Staff

  • Lots of training, promotions and a good salary for the sector
  • 70% discount on childcare fees
  • Up to 35 days off a year, including 8 bank holidays, 3 days off between Christmas and New Year, and your birthday (pro-rated for part-time hours)
  • Sector-leading parental leave
  • Many other benefits that take care of you, including access to the Headspace app, shopping discounts, annual conference and money for team celebrations


The Company has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years. We have a vast number of employees, and provide support to clients from all over the country.


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