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Early Years Practitioner

London Early Years Foundation
City of Westminster, London (Greater)
£12.49-£13.21 per hour
Closing date
22 Feb 2024

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Early Years Practitioner (Level 3 or above) – Part time – Monday to Wednesday, all year round – Micky Star, W2 0LY

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
  • Flexible working contract choices – subject to local needs
  • 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

Large nursery with 3 floors and x2 beautiful gardens. Beverley the nursery manager has been a long-standing staff member of LEYF for 28 years. The children love going on community walks to Hyde Park and visiting the Church Street library.

Apply now

Contact us today, our friendly recruiters are waiting to hear from you.


At LEYF, we are more than just a nursery. We are making a difference every day to the lives of children in areas of London where there is limited access to high-quality early years education for local children, especially those living in poverty.

With a network of 39 nurseries across London, we are one of the largest providers of funded places for two-year-olds in London, and over 50% of those nurseries are rated Outstanding by Ofsted. As a social enterprise, our profits are invested back into our organisation so that we can continue to provide this high-quality education for all children and their families.

If you want to work somewhere with real purpose and heart, LEYF has a role for you. Whilst you are working to support our children, we make sure to support you too. You’ll benefit from:

  • Award-winning training and development
  • 26 days annual leave + 8 paid training days each year
  • Extensive benefits (including 70% of childcare fees and your birthday off)
  • Flexible working options
  • Money to celebrate Ofsted inspections as a team
  • Sector-leading parental leave pay (50% of your salary)

We want you want to be part of our supportive team that makes a difference every day and gives every child the best start in life, apply for one of our roles today and see find opportunities to grow with us in your new career journey.

Company info
020 7592 3620
121 Marsham Street

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