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25th March 2020

LEYF Launches Capital’s Fourth Emergency Childcare Service to Keep Key Workers Functional

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) has today responded to the Government’s call to provide essential childcare to keyworkers* during the coronavirus by operating as the Capital’s fourth emergency service. LEYF, the UK’s largest childcare charity and social enterprise which operates 39 nurseries across London, has created a new logistical plan identifying which parents are essential…

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6th March 2020

Customer Spotlight: London Early Years Foundation

LEYF Launches the UK’s FIRST Ever Male-only Cohort of Apprenticeships in Early Years In March 2020, London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) will be launching the UK’s FIRST ever male-only cohort of apprenticeships in Early Years, working with the under 5’s, to help boost the number of men joining the sector. The 12-18 month salaried training programme,…

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28th February 2020

Customer Spotlight: London Early Years Foundation

Bikeworks*, a not-for-profit social enterprise based in Bethnal Green, has now donated a total of 200 bikes to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), since their partnership began in 2018. The latest addition of 16 bikes, which were built as part of a collaborative team building day with Thomson Reuters and organised by Bikeworks, will be…

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2nd January 2020

Introducing KidSave

The simple and flexible account to build up savings for your child’s future – right from the start 73% of parents think their children will have a harder start in adult life than they did 81% of parents believe the government is not doing enough to support families with children’s savings Poor perception of and…

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13th December 2019

What will a Conservative victory mean for the early years sector?

With a Commons majority of 78 and one seat left to declare, the Conservative party swept to power this morning. What will it mean for the early years sector? The key message is more of the same. There will be no expansion of ‘free-entitlement’ places under a new Conservative administration and the funding freeze will…

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13th December 2019

11 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Communication

One of the hardest and most frustrating things about being a parent or carer is knowing how to communicate with children. Reading, writing and speaking are all essential communication skills for children and should be nurtured and developed. Being an effective communicator is an essential and advantageous skill for later in life, so working on these…

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17th October 2019

Protecting Vs. Coddling: A Primer for Parents of Toddlers

Parents naturally feel a fierce need to keep their children safe and comfortable. Regardless of whether their child is walking to a house a few blocks away, learning how to ride a bike, or playing with other children at the playground, parents want to make sure that no harm comes to their young one, and…

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5th September 2019

Spotlight on – Matthew Byrne

Men in Childcare Matthew is the Director of Crafty Wizards Pre School. After 10 years in the childcare industry he has extensive knowledge in early education and has experienced a range of attitudes towards men working in childcare.  Here he tells us about his role, the way people react to him and his colleagues and…

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