Careers at LEYF

Nursery leadership

Learn more about nursery leadership roles and how they lead teaching staff with our child-led approach.

Nursery teaching staff

Learn more about our Early Years Practitioners, Educators and Assistants and how they work with nursery leadership.

Nursery catering staff

Learn more about catering roles at LEYF and how we support children with nutrition and education.

Join a family of nurseries with heart

We’re the London Early Years Foundation, or LEYF Nurseries for short; a family of 40 nurseries. Our people love working for us because we focus on the child and their family and give them the best start in life.  

About LEYF

LEYF gave me the confidence and the teaching to go further in my job.

Victoria, Room manager
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What's in it for you?

Learn more about how we reward our people

Explore our benefits

You never feel alone at LEYF—there’s always someone to turn to

Selamawit, Nursery Manager

Growing at LEYF

LEYF is known for quality teachers — we give you strong in-house training and access to promotion.

LEYF Training Academy

LEYF has helped my career through ongoing training and support.

Caroline, Early Years Educator

Staff Testimonials

Play video Apprentice at 18. Deputy Manager at 22.

Apprentice at 18. Deputy Manager at 22.

Meet Bobbi-Jo. She started at LEYF as an apprentice and got her Level 3 qualification. Then she became a Room manager. Now she's Deputy Manager of our Wandsworth Bridge Nursery & Pre-School.

Play video Help change a child's life

Help change a child's life

In this video, nursery manager Yvonne shares a moving story of the incredible difference she saw in one child's life after he came to a LEYF nursery.

Play video Pethro: returning to LEYF

Pethro: returning to LEYF

Pethro, one of our Deputy Managers, tells us why she boomeranged back to LEYF.

Recruitment team portrait

Meet the recruitment team

Our friendly recruitment team are here to answer any of your queries and guide you through the recruitment process.

Meet the team

We are friends, we are like family. We support one another

Elizabeth, Early Years Practitioner
Staff teaching a baby to hit the drums.

Submit your CV

Upload your CV to our recruitment database

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Contact us

We'd love to hear from you.

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Staff benefits

Learn more about our sector-leading benefits.