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Please support LEYF through this crisis. Thank You

Keep Children Learning

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Find your Nursery



We are ready to stand by you. London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) has 18 of our nurseries across London open for NHS workers who are looking for childcare. Please contact us today so we can help you continue your vital work. Please apply now or contact our Customer Services team for more information

Please note all LEYF nurseries are now closed to all except key workers and vulnerable children. The Government is clear that we need to run our nurseries at low occupancy to minimise the risk of infection to our children, staff and other families.

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At London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), we know how important the Early Years are and we recognise how fast your children develop when they attend a LEYF Nursery. We want to make sure that while our nurseries remain closed, your child’s development continues. We also hope parents from other nurseries will enjoy these activities with their children and come to appreciate the LEYF way of teaching and learning.

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The importance of Early Years


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 based at our Stockwell Nursery to hear about the importance of nutrition for a child’s development

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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

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"
Claire, parent at Gumboots
June LEYF Nurseries

June's Blog

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.

June's Blog

Outstanding early years education in London