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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

HELP CHANGE A CHILD’S LIFE

Working in Early Years is not just a job; it's about helping to change a child's life. If you’ve got a passion for Early Years, we’d love to hear from you. Come and join our family of 39 award-winning nurseries across London and help us change the world, one child at a time.

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LEYF CHEF ACADEMY

At LEYF, we want to ensure more children get the healthy, nutritious food they need to grow and learn. That’s why we launched our Chef Academy in 2019. We train chefs to be experts in child nutrition and to help children, staff and parents build healthy habits for life. Find out more about training with us and building a culture of health in your nursery.

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SUSTAINABILITY IN THE EARLY YEARS COURSE

Become a Green Champion in your nursery with our Level 4 CACHE-endorsed, Sustainability in the Early Years qualification. This is the first course of its kind in the UK and is a fantastic opportunity to lead your nursery in creating sustainable impact and nurturing young minds to care for the planet.

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HOW CHILDREN LEARN

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 VISITS OUR STOCKWELL GARDENS NURSERY & PRE SCHOOL

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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LEYF PEDAGOGY

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"
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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