South East London Nurseries

We’re an award-winning group of 39 nurseries. Find out more about our South East cluster.

There are ten LEYF nurseries in South East London, all of which have their own personalities but all live the values of our organisation. We are Brave, Nurturing, Inspiring and Fun! Wherever you are in South East London, there is a LEYF nursery nearby that will welcome you in as part of their team.

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Find your nearest LEYF nursery using our nursery locator tool.

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Who are we looking for?

LEYF is different to other nurseries as it is a social enterprise – which means we put all profits back into providing high quality education in more economically deprived areas. Many of our South East nurseries support children and their families who would not otherwise have access to this high standard of teaching, so our employees need to have the desire to give their very best to the children every day, as well as providing added support to parents and carers.

We are looking for team players who show care and empathy. We make every day fun so need our teams to bring energy and innovation to their nurseries to engage young minds.

You will need to have the permanent right to work in the UK, and the ability to safeguard and protect children. If applying for qualified roles you will need Level 2 or 3 qualifications.

What’s in it for me?

At LEYF you will get a competitive salary, great pensions contributions, 70% off nursery fees, and fantastic training and development opportunities.

Find out about our full range of benefits on our website.

How do I apply?

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1. Go to and select ‘South East London’ in the location field.

2. Look through our current roles in the area and check if you have the relevant qualifications for that role.

3. Click the Apply button and send us your CV, simple!

4. One of our friendly recruiters will contact you to arrange a pre-screen call to discuss your application. If successful, you will then be invited to an interview at the nursery with the manager so you can meet the people you will be working with and see the space.

Find out more about our nurseries

New Cross, SE14

Find out more about New Cross Nursery and Pre-School

Gumboots, SE22

Find out more about Gumboots Nursery and Pre-School

Old Kent Road, SE15

Find out more about Old Kent Road Nursery and Pre-School

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Thames Reach, SE28

Find out more about Thames Reach Nursery and Pre-School

Camberwell Grove, SE5

Find out more about Camberwell Grove Nursery and Pre-School

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Hither Green, SE13

Find out more about Hither Green Nursery and Pre-School

Playhouse, SE14

Find out more about Playhouse Nursery and Pre-School

South Bermondsey, SE16

Find out more about South Bermondsey Nursery and Pre-School

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Conservatoire, SE3

Find out more about Conservatoire Nursery and Pre-School

Get in touch

If you would like to speak to one of our team about your experience, email us at and someone will get in touch.

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