Choose the hours that suit you best

We know you want a job that works with your life. That’s why we offer flexible hours at our nurseries.


4 days a week – every week

36 hour contract over 4 days – e.g. 8am to 6pm over 4 days with an hour unpaid lunch break.
40 hour contract over 4 days (in a 7.30am to 6.30pm nursery) – e. g. 7.30am to 6.30pm with an hour unpaid lunch break.


5 days a week

40 hour contract over 5 days – e.g. 8am to 5pm over 5 days (some 9am to 6pm shifts) with an hour unpaid for lunch.


3 days a week

27 hour contract over 3 days – e.g. 8am to 6pm with an hour unpaid lunch break, either Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday.


Late afternoon shift

15 hours a week, 3 hours a day. This shift is usually 3-6pm so is perfect if you have commitments in the morning, or you’re just not a morning person!


Overtime – earn more

If you want to boost your income some weeks, we offer overtime payable at your standard hourly rate.


Lunch cover

Mealtimes are sociable occasions at LEYF where you will sit with the children around the table, and get involved with conversations. Lunch cover contracts are for 15 – 16 hours per week.


Bank staff

Do you need more flexible working? Are you studying or caring for your family? Join the LEYF bank staff team and work flexibly with us.


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