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Covid-19 information

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is taking all the necessary steps to keep children, parents, and teachers safe in our nurseries in line with Government guidance. If you are a LEYF parent and your child tests positive during the holiday period please email us at This email is being monitored over the holidays and you will receive a response within 24 hours. We recognise that this is a challenging and worrying time for all and that children pick up anxieties from the adults around them. Our booklet is designed to prepare children for nursery and the routines. This is free to download to all parents HERE. We hope to welcome you at one of our nurseries soon. We have also reviewed our processes and are continually reviewing our risk assessment as the situation changes.

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At London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) we recognise that some of our actions, however unconscious, are creating situations which may be damaging to our smallest children’s futures. We want to do what we can to improve our sustainability including trying hard to reduce our carbon footprint. We've just launched our new Level 4 qualification, Developing Sustainability in the Early Years. Register your interest!

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The first five years of a child’s life influence their life chances, health, and wellbeing. Every experience literally shapes their brain and a child’s capacity to learn, to get along with others and to respond to daily challenges. At London Early Years Foundation, we understand how children learn. Underpinning everything, we do at LEYF is our unique pedagogy. This ensures teachers at LEYF lead learning to provide the very best outcomes for all of our children.

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The importance of Early Years


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 to hear about the importance of nutrition for a child’s development.

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Childcare Funding

Our 30 Hours Funded Childcare

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

We've created our own unique pedagogy with 7 key strands

  • A Culture of Excellence

  • Spiral Curriculum

  • Enabling Environments

  • Harmonious Relationships

  • Safe, Fit and Healthy

  • Home Learning

  • Multigenerational Approach

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Thank you to everyone who has sent us such kind messages of support during the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
"We are not key workers but just wanted to say thank you for everything, your communication has been fantastic and there must be all such a lot to deal with. We LOVE Gumboots and if there’s anything we can do as parents to help please let us know"
Claire, parent at Gumboots
June LEYF Nurseries

June's Blog

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.

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Outstanding early years education in London