Our social mission is to give every child access to the very best Early Years education, especially those living in deprivation. We are a growing organisation and quality is driven by our strong social pedagogy which informs how our teachers lead our children’s learning.
All of our nurseries contribute to achieving our social purpose, so wherever you are in LEYF you can know you are making a difference to children’s lives. Our teams in our nurseries work hard and in return we reward and support you and your professional development. When you join us, you will enjoy many benefits.Download our salaries and benefits booklet Browse Current Vacancies
LEYF salaries are competitive in the sector
50% discount on nursery fees (pro-rata) when your child is with a LEYF nursery
7% pension contribution
A minimum 23 days’ annual leave per year (up to 36 days) plus 8 Bank Holidays and 3 days over Christmas
Up to 5 days special leave entitlement for bereavement, moving house or if your child or partner is ill.
If you work in our nurseries and are asked to work more than your contracted hours, we will pay you overtime.
You will receive up to £550 as a thank you when someone you recommend joins our team.
Maternity, paternity & shared parental leave entitlement (after 2 years’ service)
Access to LEYF’s training academy and MY LEYF – 8 days’ paid training per year
Career development opportunities
10% GLL gym discount
Tea and coffee
MY LEYF modules on meditation, mindfulness and mental wellbeing.
Our Employee Assistance Programme is there to support you during difficult times - including support and advice on financial and legal issues
Eligibility for hardship fund grant
Season pass loan
Cycle to work scheme
Discounts on shopping with Employee Purchase Programme
Invitations to LEYF social events: Summer conference, BBQ, Christmas party, Awards
Find out more about working at LEYF and our current vacancies.