London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is taking all the necessary steps to keep children, parents, and teachers safe as our nurseries open their doors to more children. We are following Government guidelines and have gathered valuable experience in our nurseries that remained open during the COVID-19 crisis to protect all of us.
London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) has launched our Standing Tall for Early Years campaign. We are inviting all Early Years settings across the UK to join together in planting sunflower seeds with children, as nurseries reopen after a turbulent few months.
The sunflower is a symbol of positivity and we want to celebrate the power of kindness and empathy. Those in Early Years have an amazing opportunity to teach the next generation about love and friendship, values they will carry through school and into adulthood.
As the sunflowers grow and flower, nurseries across the country will be encouraged to post photos of their sunflowers tagging @LEYFonline #StandingTall4EY - alongside a tape measure to record the height.Find Out More
At London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), we know how important the Early Years are and we recognise how fast your children develop when they attend a LEYF Nursery. We want to make sure that while our nurseries remain closed, your child’s development continues. We also hope parents from other nurseries will enjoy these activities with their children and come to appreciate the LEYF way of teaching and learning.Find out more
The Duchess of Cambridge chose to visit London Early Year Foundation’s (LEYF) Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre School to discuss her landmark survey ‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives’ – a nationwide Ipsos MORI survey which aims to spark the biggest ever conversation on early childhood.
During her visit Her Royal Highness helped serve breakfast to the children and met apprentices at the LEYF’s Early Years Chef Academy based at our Stockwell Nursery to hear about the importance of nutrition for a child’s developmentFind Out More
LEYF is offering the Extended Entitlement (30 Hours of Funded Childcare) at the majority of our nurseries. As a working parent you may be entitled to the government's extended offer for 3 and 4 year olds, check the government 'childcare choices' website for more details.Our approach
Our CEO June is a champion of community-based, multi-generational early years education as the basis for greater social cultural capital to deliver long-term social impact.June's Blog