LEYF Apprenticeship

LEYF Apprenticeship


Nurture, Pioneer, Grow

Are you looking for a career in Early Years? Have you always had a passion for working with children and want to learn?

We’re looking for people with:

  • – At least a Grade C (4 or 5) in GCSE English and Maths OR Level 2 Functional skills
  • – Energy, enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference
  • – Passionate about education and children
  • – Participate in your own development
  • – Able to commit to a full apprenticeship programme

We can also take applications with a Level 2 (or lower) in childcare who are working towards their Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification.


Send us your contact details and we'll get in touch with the next steps.

As one of our teachers in training, you’ll be a member of a passionate team being supported by our dedicated Learning & Development department and nursery managers.

  • – Work placement in one of our 39 nurseries across London
  • – 18 months long programme
  • – 50 days training
  • – Working with under 5’s
  • – Competitive salary
  • – 30% discount for weekly or monthly travel cards
  • – NUS Apprentice extra card

Guaranteed interview for Practitioner post upon successful completion of the course.

What do our Apprentices say?

  • "The apprenticeship programme is the best way to start from the beginning, and the programme supports you in every way to extend and develop your knowledge in childcare. "

    Bobbi-Jo, Apprentice at Wandsworth Bridge Nursery & Pre-School.
  • "During my apprenticeship, I learned many things such as legislations regarding the early years, policies and procedures in the nursery, as well as how to care for children and ensure their well-being. "

    Falliansy, Apprentice at Marks Gate Nursery & Pre-School.

Join the LEYF Apprenticeship Programme!

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.

Read More