We put people before profit: work for a family of nurseries with heart
“LEYF has helped my career through on-going training and support.” Caroline, Early Years Practitioner
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.
LEYF is known for quality teachers - we give you strong in-house training and access to promotion. Our nurseries feel independent and community focused, and teams take care of each other. You join a family of nurseries with a great support network.
What’s in it for you?
“LEYF gave me the confidence and the teaching to go further in my job.” Victoria, Room Leader
- Lots of training, promotions, and a good salary for the sector Generous pension at 7% from us (1% from you) 70% discount on childcare fees Up to 35 days off a year, including 8 bank holidays, 3 days off between Christmas and New Year, and your birthday (pro-rated for part-time hours) Sector-leading parental leave Many other benefits that take care of you, including access to the Headspace app, shopping discounts, annual conference and money for team celebrations
A bit about the role
“We are friends, we are like family. We support one another.” ? Elizabeth, Early Years Practitioner
We know you work in Early Years because you love helping children develop and learn. You are warm and keen to give children the best education to succeed in life.
Every nursery shares LEYF’s unique teaching model. But you will have the freedom to be creative to suit how the children learn best. Whether you hop on a train to the Science Museum, take a bus to make friends at a nearby LEYF nursery, or bake with your nursery chef, it’s always about the children in our nurseries.
- Level 3 or above childcare qualification The right to work in the UK An ability to safeguard and protect children To be positive, adaptable and friendly
About the nursery
Rated Good by Ofsted, Marks Gate Nursery and Pre-School provides Early Years education and childcare to children from birth to 5 years old. You can find us in Marks Gate, close to Chadwell Heath station. We’re a light, spacious nursery, with separate rooms and gardens for different age groups. Our long-standing staff believe the key to learning is variety and every day is different! The children enjoy dialogic reading, woodwork, cooking, yoga, spotting wildlife at the local farm and climbing trees at Hainault Park. Families join in with tea parties and world cuisine tasting days. We also have a food bank for those in need of additional support.
Contact us today, our friendly recruiters are waiting to hear from you.