Supporting parents

At LEYF, we value the key role parents play in educating their children. Our teachers regularly share children’s progress and next steps through pedagogical conversations so that learning can continue at home. We want you to feel supported in playing with your child and understand your role in developing their learning.

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.

Every child has a ‘settling-in period’ when they first start with us, to smooth the transition and allow us to get to know them and you.

Once your child has settled, their key person will give you regular updates at drop-off and pick-up, as well as formal updates every few months.

By building relationships with families, together we help extend learning from nursery to home.

Parent resources

Use the links below to find everything you need as a LEYF parent.

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Benefits of play-based learning

Find out why play is such an important part of early childhood development in our free booklet.

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Useful forms

All the forms you need to update us about your child (and more)

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ParentZone Guide

Check out this handy guide to get you started with ParentZone and keep in touch with your nursery.

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ParentZone Login

Already using ParentZone? Login here.

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Find your nursery

Is there a nursery nearby? Which would be the best nursery for your child?

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Apply for a place

Apply for a place at your chosen nursery, and second and third choices if you want.

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Home learning

Ideas for learning at home for your baby, toddler or pre-school child.

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Contact us

Get in touch with a member of our team directly.

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Answers to your most frequently asked questions.