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Come and explore

At LEYF, we provide wonderful learning experiences every day.

100% Outstanding or Good

LEYF runs 40 nurseries across 12 London boroughs, delivering high quality Early Years education and care to children aged from birth to five years old. Over 50% of our nurseries are Ofsted Outstanding, the rest are Good.

Funded places

LEYF is one of the largest providers of funded two-year-old places in London. The majority of our nurseries also provide the Government’s 30 Hours of Funded Childcare offer for working parents of 3- and 4-year-olds.

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For parents

Parents play an important role in the work we do at LEYF and building good relationships with them is a key part of our ethos. We know just how important relationships with parents, carers and families are to children’s development.

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Food and nutrition

Healthy eating is important at LEYF. Our chefs, trained at our Early Years Chef Academy, understand children’s specific nutritional needs, and how to encourage children to be adventurous in their tastes. We cater for different dietary requirements and allergies.

Nutrition at LEYF


At LEYF, we are dedicated to preserving the planet for generations to come. Green LEYF is an organisational commitment to educating our nurseries and their communities to be as green-minded as possible. Our goal is to reach net zero by 2030.

Green LEYF

LEYF is 120!

This year is a special birthday for us. Find out more about our varied history of social reform and 120 years of helping London's children and their families.

Explore our history


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