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London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)

Organisation Summary

Business Sector:Childcare

Business Activities:Early years education, training, research

Business Location:London

Chief Executive:June O’Sullivan MBE



Legal structure:Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)

Young minds, big ambitions
The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is an award-winning social enterprise that runs over 37 community, workplace and children’s centre nurseries across nine London boroughs. It works with parents and communities to enrich and extend children’s learning, so each child is the best they can be.

More than just a nursery
LEYF is the UK’s largest child care social enterprise, working to support long-term social change. Every one of its nurseries is unique and a genuine part of the local community.

Changing the world, one child at a time
By supporting the next generation of people who will shape our world to become happy and successful adults, LEYF is changing the world one child at a time.

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London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)

Name:June O'Sullivan MBE

Title :CEO

An inspiring speaker, author and regular commentator on early years, social business and child poverty. June has been instrumental in achieving a major strategic and cultural shift for the award winning London Early Years Foundation resulting in increased profile and profitability over the past eight years.

June continues to advise the Government in order to better implement the LEYF vision for early years. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Director of Early Arts, Council Member of the Early Intervention Foundation, Chair of Paddington Farm Trust, and Founding Member of International Early Years.

June recently won the 2014 SEUK Women’s Champion Award and was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours in 2013, for her services to London’s children.

June is a published author, with an MA in Primary & Early Childhood Studies and MBA from London South Bank University.