The LEYF Pedagogy was written using a wide range of research including the most recent findings of neuroscience. By Pedagogy we mean leading to learn. It’s our way of helping children and teachers experience learning that is both engaging and builds success for life.
The LEYF Pedagogy has 7 elements, each one integral to the overall delivery of an outstanding service to children. They also incorporate all the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
The basis of our success is through the pedagogical leadership of professional, knowledgeable and sensitive LEYF teachers.
The LEYF Pedagogy is reflective of our social enterprise approach. Each element of the
Pedagogy is designed to strengthen children’s social and cultural capital through language, social
opportunities, cultural experiences and friendships.
The 7 elements of the Pedagogy are designed to strengthen children’s educational success by widening
their network of social relationships and expanding their cultural horizons. So, just by attending a LEYF
Nursery, children build social capital through the friendships they make with people from all different
backgrounds and their involvement in the local community.
Their cultural capital is expanded through a rich language and literacy approach as well as trips to the
theatre, museums, parks and libraries.