Help change the world, one child at a time.


Help change the world, one child at a time.


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.

What's in it for you?

As one of our apprentices, you’ll be a member of a passionate team enabling children to be the best they can be.

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

Join the LEYF Apprenticeship Programme!

We have now opened our 2020 Early Years Educator Level 3 apprenticeship programme!

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.

What do our Apprentices say?

  • "I feel as though my input and contributions are acknowledged and valued. I am also given opportunities to build on my knowledge and expertise."

    LEYF staff member (Staff Survey)
  • "What struck me about LEYF was the immense opportunities for growth. Training has consistently been available which has really helped enhance my skillset."

    Natasha, Queensborough Community Nursery
  • "I know that LEYF is the company to give me a better future."

    Skye, LEYF Apprentice