Kate serves breakfast to youngsters at social enterprise nursery

The Duchess of Cambridge showed off her hosting skills delivering breakfast to hungry children as she revealed more than 100,000 people have so far completed her ambitious early years survey.

Kate added bowls of fruit to a trolley laden with cereals and milk before wheeling it into a classroom during a visit to a social enterprise-run nursery and pre-school in Stockwell, south London.

The duchess's survey, called Five Big Questions On The Under Fives, was launched last week and aims to spark a UK-wide conversation about creating the best foundations for children to thrive.

Royal visit to nursery and pre-school - Stockwell
Kate visits the London Early Years Foundation at Stockwell Gardens (Phil Harris/Daily Mirror/PA)

Kate, who has spent eight years working on early years issues and convened a steering group of experts, said during the visit: "It's great to visit places like this where communities come together to support one another.

"Last week I launched a UK-wide survey on early childhood because I want to hear society's views about raising the next generation.

"I'm so happy that over 100,000 people from all across the UK have already completed it, and I can't wait to see the results."

The month-long online poll, conducted by Ipsos Mori on behalf of Kate's Royal Foundation, is thought to be the biggest survey of its kind and the data will guide her future work.

Kate discussed the project with staff during her visit to the LEYF (London Early Years Foundation) Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-School.

The LEYF is a social enterprise that aims to add value to the life of the community and future generations by strengthening local networks.

It operates 39 nurseries in some of London's most disadvantaged areas and provides high-quality childcare to more than 4,000 children, employing over 800 staff locally – along with 60 apprentices – across 11 London boroughs.

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