All Male Early Years Apprenticeship

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  • Full Time
  • Various Setting across London
  • 40 hours per week

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 1 week agosssss
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Salary: £12,000.00 - £16,000.00 depending on age
  • Qualification: Grade D (3) GCSE in Maths and English preferred but not essential

Job Description

Despite the challenges of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis we are still recruiting for Apprentices in our nurseries. We are only able to conduct telephone interviews at this point in time as we need to follow the Government’s guidelines on social distancing.

The Apprentice Team at London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is keen to hear from you and will be reviewing all applications. We will then be offering telephone interviews to successful candidates. We can then advise you on the next stage in the recruitment process. Please keep applying.

Pioneering Men in Childcare


The time is now to do something incredible: Teach Early Years.

Early Years Education literally shapes lives and has never been so important, do you have the passion and drive to make a difference to children across London?

Inspiring and educating Early Years Children is rewarding in so many ways. Not only do our teachers give the children an incredible start in life but families of all backgrounds are supported, celebrated and championed.

An apprenticeship at LEYF offers you a hands-on experience and training in lively, diverse settings all while earning a salary.

Your Class will be all Male, a first for the UK! You will study with your peers to achieve an excellent understanding of Early Years development.

You’ll work in a fun and caring environment, with the time and space to build warm relationships with other staff and the children in your care.

You will be involved in LEYF’s Action research project with Wolverhampton University on Men in Childcare, a fantastic study championing the important of male role models in Early Years Education.

We  have various apprenticeships running throughout the year. In September 2020, our first Male Apprenticeship will run alongside our regular programme.

LEYF has an 8.2% MALE workforce. That’s well above the sector average of 3%



Job Requirements

We’re looking for people with:

  • 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

Not essential although preferred:

  • At least a Grade C (4 or 5) in GCSE English OR Level 2 Functional skills in English
  • Minimum GCSE D (3) Maths or Functional skills Level 1


What’s in it for you?

  • Work placement in one of our 39 London nurseries
  • 18 months long programme
  • 50 days training
  • working with under 5’s
  • £12,000 – £16,000 Salary in Year one depending on Age
  • 30% Oyster discount for year one
  • NUS Apprentice extra card
  • Guaranteed interview for Practitioner post upon successful completion of the course


Address: The London Early Years Foundation,
121 Marsham Street,
London, SW1P 4LX


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All Male Early Years Apprenticeship