Find Home Learning activities for 0-5 year olds

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Find Home Learning activities for 0-5 year olds

Nurturing. Brave. Inspiring. Fun.

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Key workers and vulnerable children

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is now offering places in our nurseries to NHS workers who are looking for childcare so you can continue your vital work. Please email and we will be in touch with you.

Please note all LEYF nurseries are now closed to all except key workers and vulnerable children. The Government has been 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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London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is keeping 18 nurseries open across London to provide childcare for key workers and vulnerable children. We are a charitable social enterprise which means we have to raise money through our fees to achieve our social mission.

    The coronavirus (Covid-19) means our income has dropped. We need to keep our nurseries going, pay our all our staff, many of whom are on low wages, and keep children learning. Please donate to our appeal and help sustain LEYF through this crisis.

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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