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

Hiring: India Programme Coordinator (CLOSED)

Published June 9, 2021

We are seeking a Programme Coordinator in India, who facilitates the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Bernard van Leer Foundation's investments in the country and its impact on policies… Read more

Hiring: apply to be our Urban95 Officer (CLOSED)

Published June 4, 2021

We are seeking a mission driven Urban95 Officer to join our Knowledge for Policy team. Read more about the role and how you can apply. Read more

Early Childhood Matters articles translated into 13 languages

Published May 18, 2021

Members of the International Step by Step Association (ISSA) have translated selected articles from the 2020 edition of Early Childhood Matters into 13 languages spoken in countries across Europe and… Read more

New guidance for cities on cycling for babies, toddlers and caregivers

Published May 5, 2021

Cycling Cities for Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers is a new publication of BYCS, an Amsterdam-based social enterprise, and the Bernard van Leer Foundation. The 37-page paper sets out the benefits… Read more

Research tells the stories of caregiver experiences in Pune and Istanbul

Published April 26, 2021

Supporting urban childhoods explores caregiver use of public spaces in Pune (India) and Istanbul (Turkey). Using observation as the primary tool, it contains spatial knowledge on how young children and… Read more

Read about the Foundation’s work in 2020

Published April 20, 2021
Annual Report 2020 online now

Available in a new online format, the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Annual Report 2020 features stories from our work – including how we adapted to support the needs of infants,… Read more

New partnership launched with Addis Ababa

Published March 30, 2021
Children: The Future Hope of Addis Ababa

Earlier this week the city government of Addis Ababa formally launched a new early years initiative – Children: The Future Hope of Addis Ababa – in partnership with the Bernard… Read more

New publication launched with Arup: The Proximity of Care Design Guide

Published March 22, 2021

Last week the Bernard van Leer Foundation and Arup launched the Proximity of Care Design Guide, developed to support the design and implementation of cost-effective interventions that improve the living… Read more

Hiring: apply to be our Early Childhood Development Specialist (CLOSED)

Published March 16, 2021

We are seeking a passion-driven and motivated Early Childhood Development (ECD) Specialist to join our Knowledge for Policy team. The ECD Specialist will provide advice, support and technical assistance to… Read more

Urban95 begins scaling in Israel with launch in Tira and Beit Shemesh

Published March 9, 2021

Last week we launched an Urban95 programme in a new city in Israel – Tira, a predominantly Muslim city located 30km north-east of Tel Aviv, with population of 27,000. We… Read more