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30 Hours of Funded Childcare will be Available at some* LEYF Nurseries from September 2017

You may be aware that the government has extended the funded childcare entitlement for 3 -4 year olds from 15 to 30 hours per week. We are pleased to announce that at LEYF we will be offering this in as many of our nurseries as possible from September 2017, as long as parents meet the government's eligibility criteria.

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EIA Wows LEYF

EIA Wows LEYF

On Thursday 6th July, LEYF Central Office played host to a group of wonderfully talented Students from Seven Oaks came to LEYF and gave us a presentation on revamping our recruitment strategy!

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June O'Sullivan at NeyTco 2017

June O'Sullivan at NeyTco 2017

On Friday 9th June, LEYF CEO (and recent winner of the 2017 NMT Most Influential Person In Early Years Award) June O'Sullivan addressed a large audience at the 2017 NeyTco conference. See the full talk here. June pulled no punches in her conference, tackling a wide variety of issues that affect the entirety of the Early Years sector. She also spoke about the stigma faced by childcare workers and how important LEYF's pedagogy is as a whole to the company.

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LEYF responds to the London Bridge incident

LEYF responds to the London Bridge incident

LEYF responds to the London Bridge tragedy that happened on June 3rd 2017. At LEYF our thoughts are with the victims and their families of the attacks in London on Saturday evening. It’s difficult to believe that these attacks can take place in a city as culturally diverse as London.

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Jeremy Corbyn visits LEYF!

Jeremy Corbyn visits LEYF!

On 30th May 2017, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited LEYF! Not only did the Labour leader help out in the nursery but he also spent a lot of time talking to staff and our CEO June O'Sullivan!

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NMT Top 20 - LEYF produces two winners!

NMT Top 20 - LEYF produces two winners!

We're very proud to see two members of the LEYF family made the cut in this year's NMT Top 20. Both of these members of the LEYF family work incredibly hard and strive to embody everything that LEYF stands for.

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NMT Nursery Management Conversation

NMT Nursery Management Conversation

NMT (Nursery Management Today) will be holding the first NMT Nursery Management Conversation on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at Amba Hotel in Charing Cross. The event will give early years professionals the opportunity to debate the hot topics in the sector at the moment, engaging and learning practical solutions to the issues that are most pressing. LEYF CEO June O'Sullivan MBE will speak on the '30 hours free entitlement: Practical implications'.

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June O'Sullivan on Preschool Podcast

June O'Sullivan on Preschool Podcast

The Preschool Podcast by HiMama is a platform for leaders in early childhood education to share their experiences, thoughts and insights in the world of early learning. In this episode, our CEO June O'Sullivan MBE speaks about social enterprise as an early years business model.

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LEYF response to Westminster attacks

We are deeply saddened by the terror attack in London. Everyone here at LEYF sympathizes with and supports everyone impacted by these terrible events. As a London based company it saddens us that such terrible events could transpire in our wonderful city. We stand together with our community.

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Two more "Outstanding" nurseries for LEYF!

Two more "Outstanding" nurseries for LEYF!

In November 2016 two more of our nurseries - Furze and Henry Fawcett - were inspected by Ofsted and achieved an 'Outstanding' rating. This brings up the total amount of 'Outstanding' LEYF nurseries to 19 or 63% (of those inspected) - well above the national average of 17%.

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