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Early Years Practitioner

London Early Years Foundation
Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
£25,500-£26,900 per annum
Closing date
22 Feb 2024

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We put people before profit: work for a family of nurseries with heart  

 We’re the London Early Years Foundation, a family of 40 nurseries dedicated to giving every child the best start in life through high quality teachers like you.   

 Our nurseries are child led, community focused and our supportive teams take care of one another. You’ll join a network of social enterprise nurseries where all profits go back into supporting families, so you can make a real difference to children’s lives.

What’s in it for you?  

  • Award-winning training, fantastic promotion opportunities and a competitive salary.
  • Flexible working contract choices - subject to local need 
  • 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 wellbeing support, shopping discounts, and team celebrations   

You will need:  

  •  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  

(If you are unsure if your current qualifications are suitable for this role, please get in touch. Our fantastic training team can help you to fill any potential gaps.)

Work for us in Bushy Tails, Teddington

“LEYF gave me the confidence and the teaching to go further in my job.” ‒ Victoria, Room Leader  

Sitting on the edge of the wonderful Bushy Park, our children and staff enjoy the benefits of plenty of outdoor space. Whether we are doing science projects in the park or growing vegetables in our allotment for our chef, we make every day a learning adventure.

The friendly team make everyone feel part of the team as soon as they walk through the door and our fantastic manager will support you in your career journey at LEYF.

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.

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020 7592 3620
121 Marsham Street
United Kingdom

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