Customer Spotlight: London Early Years Foundation
LEYF Launches the UK’s FIRST Ever Male-only Cohort of Apprenticeships in Early Years
In March 2020, London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) will be launching the UK’s FIRST ever male-only cohort of apprenticeships in Early Years, working with the under 5’s, to help boost the number of men joining the sector.
The 12-18 month salaried training programme, which offers hands on experience and training in one of LEYF’s 39 diverse settings, is in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton who will assess the initiative and identify key learnings, to be shared with the sector.
At present, LEYF has an 8.2% male work force which is well above the average sector of 3%. The ambition is to increase this to 10% – especially given that 84% of LEYF parents want to see more men working in childcare.
The male-only cohort (which will also run alongside a female-only cohort) will encourage apprentices to share and discuss their personal experiences among their peers, whilst learning about child development and education. Upon successful completion, all apprentices will be given a guaranteed interview for a LEYF teacher post.
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About London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)
Headed up by CEO June O’Sullivan MBE, London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is one of London’s largest and most successful charitable social enterprises, operating 39 award-winning nurseries in some of London’s most disadvantaged areas with 32% of our children on a funded-only nursery place.
LEYF currently provides high quality childcare to more than 4,000 children, employing over 800 staff locally – along with 60 apprentices – across 11 London boroughs. With all profits reinvested back into the business, LEYF is the largest provider of the free two-year-old offer in London and 61% of the nurseries are Ofsted ‘Outstanding’, the rest are ‘Good’.