The latest news about the Bernard van Leer Foundation, our partners and the issues we work on.

Recife’s new legal framework prioritises early childhood

Published June 13, 2018

The city of Recife has passed a new legal framework that establishes early childhood as a cross-sectoral priority, coordinating data on young children and requiring that their perspective be considered in all… Read more

Children play in Rabin Square as Urban95 gathers pace in Tel Aviv-Yafo

Published May 30, 2018

The day after it played host to a concert celebrating Israel’s victory at the Eurovision Song Contest, at which Netta Barzilai performed her winning song ‘Toy’, Rabin Square in Tel… Read more

Child-Friendly Urban Design project: two new publications

Published May 25, 2018
Child-Friendly Urban Design

Over the last two years we funded the Child-Friendly Urban Design project to explore the role of public space in children’s lives at neighbourhood level in Eindhoven and Jerusalem. Two… Read more

Playing it Safe? BvLF publishes new white paper

Published May 24, 2018
White paper - Playing it safe? - Tim Gill - Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Bernard van Leer Foundation commissioned independent researcher Tim Gill to write Playing it Safe? A global white paper on risk, liability and children’s play in public pace. Drawing on… Read more

Apolitical puts the spotlight on scaling social impact

Published May 24, 2018
Apolitical - Scaling social impact

We have been working with Apolitical, a platform for public servants, on a series of articles about scaling social impact (scaling up programmes for young children and families). You can read… Read more

BvLF welcomes the Nurturing Care Framework

Published May 23, 2018
Nurturing Care Framework

The Nurturing Care Framework is launched today. The result of a collaboration led by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, the Nurturing Care Framework is an important moment for all… Read more

Mother's Day picnics support families in Istanbul

Published May 22, 2018
picnic Istanbul95 Mother's Day

Partner municipalities of Istanbul95, Beyoğlu, Maltepe, Sarıyer and Sultanbeyli, organised family picnics for Mother’s Day on Sunday 13 May. The picnics were combined with games and concerts for children and… Read more

Watch and share clips from the documentary 'The Beginning of Life'

Published May 17, 2018
Documentary 'The Beginning of Life' - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Watch and share some short clips from the documentary The Beginning of Life, which shines a light on the importance of the early years by documenting the lives of young… Read more

Available now: the Urban95 Starter Kit

Published May 14, 2018
An Urban95 Starter Kit - ideas for action - Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Urban95 Starter Kit is a collection of promising ideas we have encountered in this work so far. It is intended primarily for city and local government leaders and managers, politicians,… Read more

Job vacancy: BvLF is recruiting a Senior Specialist Early Childhood Development (Closed)

Published May 9, 2018

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting a Senior Specialist Early Childhood Development who plays a key role in the team, providing advice and support to strategic partners implementing scaling partnerships,… Read more