Fees and free places

Help with fees and accessing a funded place

LEYF nursery fees are always paid monthly in advance, on the first day of the month. When your child joins there is a registration fee. For details on individual nursery fees please contact the nursery directly, or our customer services team on 020 7592 3613.


How it works at LEYF

As a registered charity and social enterprise we offer high quality childcare at the most competitive and affordable rates. LEYF supports around half of our parents to access a free nursery place. We do this through the Government’s free childcare schemes for 3-4 year olds and some eligible 2 year olds. We’re also the largest provider of the free two year old offer in London.

If you need help with fees a number of options are available and detailed below. LEYF can occasionally offer short-term funding for nursery places to help parents back to work or following unexpected redundancy.

We also have our Charlotte Grobien Fund, which offers emergency support for LEYF children who have attended one of our nurseries for some time. Funding is available if their family finds themselves in severe financial difficulties. Please note this is only available in particularly extreme circumstances.

All our nurseries have close links with the community which means we can give you information about other local sources of support. Your Nursery Manager can tell you more.

*Please note this may vary at our workplace nurseries.


2 year old funding

3 – 4 year old funding

Universal Credit

Childcare vouchers

Help for parents studying

Tax Free Childcare

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