How to get the Perfect Picnic

The Perfect Picnic - British Summertime means a few things – BBQs, walks and, most importantly, picnics! Sitting in the sun with a sandwich and a cold drink is a great family activity, and at LEYF we’re here to recommend some great ways to have the … [Read more...]

How To Build Confidence In Your Child

Here at LEYF, we think it’s super important for little ones to have a sense of confidence and self-worth. Having confidence can help your child socialise and enjoy themselves with others, and you should find it has a positive impact on their overall … [Read more...]

The Importance of Reading

Here at LEYF, we firmly believe that reading is a key part of any child’s development. This week we wanted to tell you all about the importance of reading and to give you a few tips on how to encourage your little ones to love reading! Why is … [Read more...]

Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine

For over a year now the nasal spray flu vaccine has been available for all children aged two, three and four years old as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme. In 2013, in some parts of the country, primary and secondary school-aged children … [Read more...]

Why reading is so important in early childhood

What do children get out of reading? I’d argue that children get the same things out of books that adults do. Ask a grownup booklover what they like about them and they’ll tell you it’s the adventure, the escape from the mundane, and the chance to … [Read more...]

5 Ideas For Reading With Your Child by Wilf Books

This post was delivered to you via WILF Books, a sharing-based, children’s book delivery service. Reading with your child is just a wonderful thing, isn’t it? There’s something, particularly in today’s digital age, that just feels so right. … [Read more...]

How to support your child’s development through play

For babies and young children, play is at the very heart of how they learn and develop. From practicing new sounds, to developing gross motor skills, play is fundamental in developing the basic skills that will support their literacy, numeracy and … [Read more...]

What you need to know about Scarlet Fever.

Scarlet Fever is much less common than it used to be but in recent years there have been a number of significant outbreaks and it appears we could be in for a re-run. Figures published by Public Health England show that in 2014/15 a total of 5,746 … [Read more...]

Returning to work after maternity: Making it easy

It’s often hard enough to return to work after a one-week holiday, but returning to work after months off while you were looking after your beautiful new born baby? Yep, that’s difficult. So, will it be hard? Yes. Will it take some getting used to? … [Read more...]

Do your children manage screen-time responsibly?

Young people these days are increasingly tech savvy but how responsible is their screen-time use? Recently featured on BBC London News, pupils from the Greenwich Steiner School shared their thoughts about the potential pitfalls of spending too much … [Read more...]

Greenwich Day Nursery and Preschool

Bright Horizons Family Solutions are excited to be opening a brand new, purpose built day nursery and preschool in Greenwich! The nursery is set to open in early 2016 and will be known as Greenwich Day Nursery and Preschool. It will be located on quiet … [Read more...]

Enhance your child’s future

The Anna Fiorentini Theatre School is getting excited about its new term at Greenwich starting in September. Many fun projects are planned including Fiorentini’s Got Talent, (Jermain Jackman, former Fiorentini student, who won last year’s The Voice UK … [Read more...]

Could the new Café Rouge be for you?

Café Rouge Greenwich has always been up there on our list of good local family restaurants. Welcoming and great with the kids, it's never really let us down. However recently, eagle eyed residents among you would have noticed it has had a bit of a … [Read more...]

UH, OH what about Daddy?

We were busy on Mother’s Day with a café full of three generations but Dads you’re a lucky lot, with almost 2 weeks still to go until June 21st the mums are beating you hands down on the thoughtfulness stakes… Baby in the family? With just under 2 … [Read more...]

Need something special for Fathers Day?

Blackheath Cooks have a fun morning planned on Saturday 20th June where children can bring along their Dads, Grandads and Uncles along to make homemade pizza and garlic dough balls to enjoy together around our kitchen table, plus some delicious chocolate … [Read more...]

Gruffalo comes to Greenwich!

If you take a stroll, through deep dark Greenwich on the 29th May and you manage to trick fox, owl and a snake on the way, then you will without a doubt come face to face with The Gruffalo! Gruffalo at Greenwich Shopping Park This May half term The … [Read more...]

Why family audiences really are the future of theatre!

In 2012 the Office for National Statistics and the government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport published Taking Part, a report drawn from research into the UK’s leisure habits. For those of us in the theatre industry, the results proved a fact … [Read more...]

Greenwich Day Nursery and Preschool

Bright Horizons Family Solutions are excited to be opening a brand new, purpose built day nursery and preschool in Greenwich! The nursery is set to open in Winter 2015 and will be known as Greenwich Day Nursery and Preschool. It will be located on … [Read more...]

Let’s get down to the Nitty Gritty

Ahh the Nitty Gritty, bugs, nits, lice, fleas! Words that will strike fear into the hearts of many parents. It's a horrible sinking feeling knowing that your child has brought home little friends and an all-consuming process to check repeatedly and treat … [Read more...]

5 Top Tips for a Hassle Free kids haircut!

Ego Hair & Beauty was established in 1999, since that time hair trends have certainly come and gone, however for some parents one thing seem to remain a constant dilemma ... kids haircuts. Or as we prefer, young people's haircut! Simply put, here at … [Read more...]