STORY MAKER, SCIENTIST, BIG FRIEND.

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

WE ARE RECRUITING NOW

Despite these uncertain times, we are still recruiting staff to our 39 nurseries. Whether your current role has been affected by the pandemic, or if you're looking to start a brand-new career in Early Years, we'd love to hear from you! Apply here, or send an up-to-date CV to apply@leyf.org.uk.

At LEYF, no two days are the same for our childcare practitioners. One minute you might be making up stories about snakes, dinosaurs, or princesses, the next leading a woodworking session with real tools. Our teams are friendly and fun, and experts in how children learn.

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Work benefits for you

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

  • • 50% off Childcare at LEYF Nurseries
    • 7% Employer Pension Contribution
  • • 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 young family or even looking to change career, joining our flexible Bank team allows you to work the hours that suit your lifestyle.

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LEYF APPRENTICESHIP

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:

Interview Tips

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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