Campaigns at leyf

Campaigns at leyf

Latest LEYF Campaigns

A LIFELINE OF 15 EXTRA HOURS IN NURSERY

Children trapped in poverty are locked out of 30 hours of Government-funded early education. LEYF offered a lifeline of 15 extra hours in nursery a week, plus a daily hot meal, which had a huge impact on children's learning and development. Find out more about the impact of this programme and help us extend this vital funding to all families in need.

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OUR ‘GREEN LEYF’ COMMITMENT

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.

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Chef Academy

The LEYF Chef Academy and professional qualification is the first of its kind in the country. All our children enjoy healthy, nutritious meals and snacks every day. The new qualification will ensure Early Years chefs understand children’s nutritional needs and help embed a healthy food culture at all children’s nurseries.

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Men In Childcare

Diversity in nurseries is important. Children’s biases are influenced by those around them. Our research found that children do not differentiate between staff members based on gender and when selecting activities they simply want whoever is best.

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Bikeworks at LEYF

Concerned about the rising rates of child obesity, a group of eight London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) nurseries decided to explore if staff were missing an opportunity to create a positive attitude to fitness by making better use of bikes. They undertook a six-week pilot about the benefits of bikes to the children in their nurseries. What they found is that bikes supported many elements of learning, socialisation and understanding of rules of the road as well as helping children become more active.

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From Retirement to a New Lease of Life

It’s staggering to acknowledge that an estimated 1.5 million Britons over the age of 50 are chronically lonely. For some socialising isn’t a part of day-to-day life – that’s why volunteering or employment could be the ‘doctor’s prescription’...

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