LEYF Early Years Apprenticeships

Interested in working in Early Years but not sure where to start?

Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

We run three apprenticeship programmes every year; in March, July, and September. It’s never too late to apply. Many of our apprentices are aged 16 to 18, but you can be an apprentice at any age!


  • At least a Grade C (4 or 5) in GCSE English and Maths OR Level 2 Functional Skills
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and the desire to make a difference to children’s lives
  • A passion for early years education and childcare
  • A can-do attitude
  • Ability to commit for 12-18 months

We can also accept applicants with a minimum Level 1 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.


You will also be guaranteed an interview for an Early Years Practitioner post upon successful completion of the course.

If you’d like to find out more about our next programme, please email