Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 15
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +15
Overall GiG Score: 24 ?

THE LONDON EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION 

The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is one of the UK's largest charitable social enterprises with a social purpose of 'changing the world one child at a time'. We achieve our social purpose by giving London's children aged 0-5 years the best start in life through the highest quality Early Years Education and Care, especially those who otherwise may not be able to access or afford it.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity is endorsed by a respected charity impact evaluator
  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
£k
Spending
£k
Surplus/
Deficit
Fundraising
Cost £k
Total
Funds £k
Unrestricted
Funds £k
Mths
Rsrvs
Staff Volun-
teers
31/03/23£29,040£29,437£-396£0£2,884£1,5640.67930
31/03/22£27,124£26,961£163£0£3,281£2,29618140
31/03/21£22,219£22,220£-1£0£3,118£1,92717880
31/03/20£24,918£24,036£882£0£3,118£1,9020.97890
31/03/19£21,926£21,520£406£0£2,236£1,1150.67230
31/03/18*£20,067£19,449£618£0£1,831£5990.46470
31/03/17*£18,336£19,093£-757£0£1,213£-74-05540
31/03/16*£14,814£15,312£-497£0£1,970£6280.54940
31/03/15£12,311£12,499£-187£9£2,510£1,1131.13770
31/03/14£10,569£10,993£-424£43£2,697£1,1641.33360
31/03/13£9,037£9,540£-502£63£3,121£1,5431.93100
31/03/12£8,190£8,491£-301£96£3,623£1,8212.62860
31/03/11£8,242£8,235£7£91£3,924£1,9512.82610
31/03/10£7,197£7,423£-226£92£3,917£1,9363.12150
31/03/09£6,577£6,466£111£84£4,143£1,9223.61890
31/03/08£5,817£5,495£322£87£4,032£1,83341630
31/03/07£5,562£4,953£610£83£3,710£1,7914.31490
31/03/06*£5,907£4,659£1,248£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£3,167£2,936£231£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£2,815£2,802£12£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 4%
Highest pay band: £150,000-£200,000
Liabilities/Assets: 76%
Liabilities/Income: 31%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 54%
Reserves/Spending: 0.6 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: -0 months
Quick Ratio: 0.7
Asset Split ?
Established: 36 years

www.leyf.org.uk

leyf@leyf.org.uk

02078348679

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • General Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People

Who's supporting them? ?

Endorsed by:
  • Greater Share
Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Major supporters in last 5 years
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity£440,390
Esmee Fairbairn£400,000
Westminster Foundation£201,500
The Childhood Trust£65,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Childhood Trust - Double nursery hours for children in need
£13,600 20/06/2023
Give children trapped in poverty an equal start in their education and a cooked meal. Children from low income or unemployed households are locked out of 30 hours free childcare provided by the ....more
The Childhood Trust - LEYF’s Doubling Down support
£40,000 23/12/2022
Children from low income or unemployed households are locked out of 30 hours free childcare provided by the Government. We want to give every child the best start. Through this project we will ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Social investment London Early Years Foundation
£400,000 07/12/2022
a social investment to facilitate a nursery acquisition as part of a 7-year expansion plan for a leading not-for-profit nursery provider, LEYF
Westminster Foundation - Partnership grant - London Early Years Foundation - 27/09/2022
£187,500 27/09/2022
60
Doubling Down Westminster - Partnership Grant
The Childhood Trust - C-59225
£10,900 28/06/2022
LEYF is a family of 40 nurseries across London. We are a charitable social enterprise employing over 800 staff across London. Our socially inclusive approach ensures we make a real difference to the ....more
The Childhood Trust - Give children in poverty the food to grow & learn
£1,000 12/06/2022
LEYF are raising funds to support food banks at seven of our nurseries and to provide over 650 families living in poverty with a special holiday kit including festive recipe cards, food vouchers and ....more
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - Chef's Academy - Phase 2
£440,390 08/07/2021
A two-year impact and feasibility assessment to assess the potential for the Chef Academy to grow to scale thereby contributing towards making the early years sector more health promoting,
National Lottery Community Fund - LEYF Food Banks
£10,000 22/05/2020
3
The funding will be used to provide food for two local community food banks. The project aims to support people during the current coronavirus pandemic.
Westminster Foundation - Covid 19 response Fund
£14,000 08/05/2020
6
Educational material online, on a home learning platform, to enable parents to continue their child’s development at home. (Covid-19)
Department for Education - Apprenticeships Participation 16 - 18
£6,000 01/04/2020
To fund the provision of apprenticeship training.
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - Chefs training academy
£131,049 24/10/2018
London Early Years Foundation, dev. of training academy for early years chefs
Social Enterprise Investment Fund 2 - Employment Training and Education
£750,000 09/11/2015
Vulnerable children
National Lottery Community Fund - Heuristic Play Centre Warwick and Leys Community Nurseries
£10,000 21/07/2011
12
This is a project by a charity in Westminster. The group will use funding to set up heuristic play rooms at two of their community nurseries for children with special educational needs. This will ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 36-64
  • KIRSTY REED Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Family Hubs Lead, North Northamptonshire Council
  • RAVI VERMA Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Director Of Financial Planning And Analysis
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 31/03/1988, number: 299686
  • Registered at Companies House on 10/03/1988, number: 02228978
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Other Regulators
  • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR18: 12 days late, AR17: 2 days late, AR16: 18 days late, AR06: 1 days late, AR04: 1 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from THE MARKET NURSERY LTD on 22/07/2021
Main office

LONDON EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION
121 MARSHAM STREET
LONDON
SW1P 4LX

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE:2.1 TO PROMOTE THE CARE AND UPBRINGING AND PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE HEALTH OF CHILDREN PARTICULARLY THOSE WHOSE CIRCUMSTANCES MAKE IT NECESSARY OR DESIRABLE FOR THEM TO BE CARED FOR OUTSIDE THE NORMAL HOME ENVIRONMENT; AND2.2 TO PROMOTE EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN RESPECT OF ALL MATTERS RELATING TO CHILD CARE, THE UPBRINGING OF CHILDREN AND THE PROTECTION AND HEALTH OF CHILDREN.

Defined Area of Benefit:

CITY OF WESTMINSTER

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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