The Duchess of Cambridge highlights the importance of early childhood experiences at our Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School.

The Duchess of Cambridge visited LEYF’s Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre School to discuss her landmark survey ‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives’. This survey was launched last week and aims to spark a nationwide conversation on early childhood

During her visit, Her Royal Highness helped our nursery teachers serve breakfast to the children, highlighting the importance of nutritious food for a child’s development. She also spoke to the apprentices at the LEYF Early Years Chef Academy, which is also based at Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre School, and offers the first specialist qualification for chefs either working or keen to work with children up to the age of eight.

As part of The Duchess’s firm commitment to her work on Early Years, this landmark survey will give people across the UK an opportunity to provide their view on raising the next generation. Click here to join the conversation.

The survey contains just five short questions and ultimately aims to help bring about lasting change for children, families and communities in the UK. It is designed to bring together the thoughts of as many individuals, organisations and businesses as possible – recognising that everyone has a role to play in ensuring that children have the best possible start in life.

The findings will be a vital source of information for the Early Years sector, helping it to better understand public perceptions of the importance of the early years, and the first-hand experiences of parents, families and carers. This public feedback will also help to focus Her Royal Highness’ work through The Royal Foundation as she endeavors to provide children across the UK with the best foundations to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.