Training and Personal Development

Training and Personal Development


LEYF offers all our staff free training sessions through the LEYF Academy. Every member of staff receives 8 sessions per year ranging from dialogic reading to paediatric first aid. Created by our expert Learning & Development team, our workshops are held throughout the year and equip our staff with the skills they need to succeed.

Childcare qualifications

Between the ages of 0-5 years, children’s brains develop the most. Early years is, therefore, one of the most important and privileged stages of a child’s education to teach. Childcare qualifications offered by LEYF include:

  • • Level 3 in Early Years
  • • LEYF degree


Stepping into management positions can be challenging so we equip our Deputy Managers and Room Leaders with the skills they need to be a success.

    In-house Enrichment training includes:
    • • Aspiring Leaders
    • • Business of Nurseries
    • • Managing Difficult Conversations


All LEYF staff including our chefs are able to attend a wide range of both whole-day and half-day sessions. These offer a wide range of both essential core and enrichment training programs.

    Sessions offered to all staff include:
    • • Makaton and early communication
    • • LEYF provocations
    • • Fantasy Play make and take