Today, The Duchess of Cambridge took her landmark survey ‘5 Big Questions on the Under-fives’ to London during a breakfast visit to the LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-school.
At the nursery, Her Royal Highness met with staff and parents to discuss the newly launched survey which aims to spark a UK-wide conversation on raising the next generation. The survey contains five short questions and is designed to bring together the thoughts of as many people as possible – recognising that everyone has a role in ensuring strong, healthy foundations for the youngest in our society that will positively affect their lifelong outcomes.
During the visit, The Duchess discussed the importance of nutritious food for a child’s development with apprentices at the LEYF Early Years Chef Academy – the first of its kind in the country. The Academy offers a specialist qualification for chefs either working or keen to work with children up to the age of eight and was designed to strengthen the important roles chefs play in educating staff and parents, and influencing children’s healthy food choices.
Her Royal Highness then helped nursery teachers serve breakfast to the children at LEYF. LEYF is a social enterprise that aims to add value to the life of the community and future generations by strengthening local networks, demonstrating the role that everyone has in ensuring strong, healthy foundations for the youngest in our society that will positively affect their lifelong outcomes.