39 NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOLS ACROSS LONDON

Welcome to London Early Years Foundation

39 NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOLS ACROSS LONDON

Welcome to London Early Years Foundation

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How Children Learn At Leyf

Underpinning all we do at LEYF is our unique pedagogy, by which we mean leading to learn. It is based on a wide range of research and enables our children and teachers to experience learning that is really engaging. Part of this is building children’s social and cultural capital so that they develop a love of learning and confidence in their place in the world.

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KEEPING CHILDREN LEARNING

LEYF DURING LOCKDOWN

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) has been working hard during lockdown to keep 15 hub nurseries open across the capital for the children of key workers and vulnerable children. We also developed our Home Learning Service at speed to help parents at home.
As a charitable social enterprise, we are strong on community engagement and our staff have been reaching out to vulnerable children and their families, delivering home learning bags and running two food banks. We feel this is the right thing to do.
As we look to reopen our nurseries to more children we have conducted a thorough Risk Assessment. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

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TACKLING THE INJUSTICE OF POVERTY

As a leading social enterprise, LEYF invests all profit back into the business. We are committed to giving all children access to high-quality childcare. Children from low-income families are less likely to do well in school. It starts from the earliest age –usually in the form of a limited vocabulary, language and reading skills. To mitigate the impact of poverty on children’s life chances we need the highest quality childcare says our CEO June O’Sullivan.

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BUILDING CAREERS

As well as offering high quality and affordable childcare, at LEYF we pride ourselves on being an exceptional place to pursue a career in childcare. Friendly and supportive, LEYF is a place where everyone works together to offer a first-class education for children and a welcoming environment for their families.

Careers at LEYF

OUR ANNUAL REPORT 2018-19

Getting the early years right benefits the whole of society. Our ideal nursery includes a mix of children from different socioeconomic backgrounds, which is proven to have a positive effect on the development of all children, but particularly those from poorer backgrounds. Where possible we employ local staff and recruit apprentices which brings an economic benefit to disadvantaged communities.

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Outstanding Nurseries

60% of our nurseries are rated Outstanding by OFSTED

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39 friendly nurseries across London

We’re a family of 39 warm and friendly nurseries located across London

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Our team of childcare experts and leaders

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Leadership Team