Welcome to London Early Years Foundation
London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is a family of 39 nurseries across London. We are a charitable social enterprise. Our socially inclusive approach ensures we make a real difference to the lives of more than 4,000 children and their families every year, helping them to develop a passion for learning, regardless of their background.
We nurture each child, encouraging them to learn at their own pace within safe and caring settings. Our four core values: inspiring, brave, nurturing and fun, are at the heart of everything we do.
61% of our nurseries are Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ against a national average of 20%, the rest are ‘Good’
The LEYF Pedagogy, by which we mean leading to learn, is based on a wide range of research and designed to deliver excellent teaching and wonderful experiences for our children. Each element of the 7 strands of our Pedagogy is 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.
Underpinning all we do at LEYF is our unique Pedagogy, by which we mean leading to learn. It is based on a wide range of research and enables our children and teachers to experience learning that is really engaging. Part of this is building children’s social and cultural capital so that they develop a love of learning and confidence in their place in the world.