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

Brazil’s Urban95 Network gathers in the ‘Capital of Early Childhood’ Boa Vista

Published June 13, 2022

After almost two years of collective action and numerous virtual exchanges, representatives from 23 of the 24 cities that make up the Urban95 Network in Brazil gathered for their first… Read more

“Baby library” project opens in Recife

Published May 10, 2022

The Brazilian city of Recife has opened three new “Bebetecas” – baby libraries, containing books, toys and materials to stimulate the creativity and curiosity of infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers, with… Read more

Report looks at how India’s lockdown affected early years services

Published April 28, 2022

India’s 2020 Covid lockdown shut schools, creches, Anganwadi centres, parks and playgrounds. What were the impacts on young children, their caregivers and frontline workers, and what can be learned for… Read more

Read about the Foundation’s work in 2021

Published April 25, 2022

Available in an interactive format, the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Annual Report 2021 shares powerful stories about how we supported scaling policies and programmes that impact the wellbeing of babies,… Read more

Hiring: apply to be our Impact Analyst (closed)

Published April 4, 2022

For our office in The Hague, the Netherlands, we are looking for an Impact Analyst who will work closely with our Lead Learning to Scale to contribute to impact analysis… Read more

Abu Dhabi’s inaugural WED Forum discusses children and tech

Published March 28, 2022

Technology and the early years was the theme of the inaugural World Early Childhood Development (WED) Forum held over two days at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi in March 2022. The… Read more

New Dutch podcast highlights the importance of clean air for young children

Published March 24, 2022

To draw attention to the invisible pandemic of air pollution, we entered into discussions with a number of key figures. In collaboration with Longfonds, we developed a podcast (in Dutch… Read more

Hiring: Programme Administrator Israel

Published March 15, 2022

We are looking for a new Programme Administrator based in Israel who will be responsible for all administrative tasks for the Foundation’s work in Israel. Read more

Pune launches Phase II of Urban95

Published March 11, 2022

Pune has officially launched the second phase of its Urban95 programme, in partnership with the Bernard van Leer Foundation, Egis India and Egis International. The launch was covered by media… Read more

Tel Aviv launches guide to play streets after successful pilot events

Published March 4, 2022

The municipality of Tel Aviv has launched a new guide to holding play street events (currently available in Hebrew only) in partnership with the Urban95 programme in the city. Play… Read more