If you’ve got a passion for Early Years and want to be part of a great team, contact LEYF today.


We believe that working in Early Years is not just a job: it's about helping to change a child's life. Whether you're an experienced Early Years professional, looking to start a brand-new career, or looking for flexible work while you study—we'd love to hear from you! Apply here, or send an up to date CV to

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Work benefits for you

At LEYF we prioritise the wellbeing of our staff inside and outside the workplace. LEYF benefits are among the best in the sector. Here are just a few of the benefits our staff enjoy:

  • • 50% off Childcare at LEYF Nurseries
    • 7% Employer Pension Contribution—one of the most competitive in the sector
  • • All permanent staff get their birthday off
  • • Buy up to 5 additional days of annual leave, or sell up to 8 days holiday
  • • 26 days of annual leave, plus 3 days over Christmas
  • • 10% OFF GLL Gym Membership
  • • Interest-Free Annual Travel Loan
    • Employee Assistance Programme
  • • Life Assurance

Training and Personal Development

At LEYF we believe in the continuous development of all our staff. We provide high-quality enrichment sessions covering a wide range of subjects, such as Little Carpenters, Neuroscience, Schemas, and many more.

Every member of staff receives a minimum of 8 enrichment sessions per year, which is higher than the national average in Early Years.

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Bank staff (Flexible working)

Join our valued Bank team!

Passionate about Early Years but need flexible working hours? Whether you’re studying, raising a family or even looking to change career, joining our flexible Bank team allows you to work the days that suit your lifestyle.

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An apprenticeship at London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) offers you hands-on experience and training in lively, diverse settings all while earning a salary.

We are recruiting motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious learners to join one of our nurturing environments. This course is a great stepping stone to a rewarding career in childcare.

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Interview Tips

We are still responding to applications and conducting telephone interviews and will soon have conference-style interviews in place.  Here at London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), we have created a very special interview process designed to make you feel as comfortable as possible during your interview and allow you to showcase your strengths. For more information click below:

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What our Team and Teachers say

  • "We are a long-standing team who are passionate about supporting our children's development!. Our nursery is well established within the community and parents recommend us to others as well as enrol siblings."

    Sharon, Playhouse Nursery Manager
  • "My proudest moment was when we achieved an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating in 2018 as it made me reflect on how far the nursery has developed since I became a manager. The team strive every day to implement the LEYF values: fun, inspiring, nurturing, brave."

    Pauline, Ford Road Nursery Manager
  • "The staff are really motivated and always looking for innovative ways to support the development of the children. As a result, we've obtained an Ofsted Outstanding rating for the third time!"

    Carol, Gumboots Nursery Manager