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

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

Streets for Kids: a new initiative to improve urban design

Published April 18, 2018
Global Designing Cities Initiative - Urban95

We are supporting NACTO, an association of 60 major North American cities, to develop new technical guidance and advance street designs that create safe public spaces for kids of all… Read more

New publication outlines ten ways for cities to support families

Published April 10, 2018
Space to Grow - Gehl Institute and Gehl

A new publication by Gehl Institute and Gehl in collaboration with the Foundation’s Urban95 initiative, Space to Grow: Ten principles that support happy, healthy families in a playful, friendly city… Read more

Download the new ZERO TO THREE Journal

Published April 9, 2018
Download the new ZERO TO THREE Journal

The new edition of the ZERO TO THREE Journal features – for the first time – an international focus on infants, toddlers and families. Jointly guest-edited by the Bernard van… Read more

Job vacancy: BvLF is recruiting a new Programme Support Officer the Netherlands (closed)

Published April 5, 2018

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting a Programme Support Officer who supports in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s investments in the Netherlands and its… Read more

Watch online – our webinar on the Urban95 Challenge

Published April 3, 2018
The Urban95 Challenge: what we've learned so far - March 2018

Catch up on our webinar, held on on March 28, on “The Urban95 Challenge: what we’ve learned so far”. Three winners of the Urban95 Challenge make presentations: Dana Corres from… Read more