Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Exploring Babies!


Happy Monday everyone,

I hope your weekend was filled with fun!

I’m kick starting this week with a focus on our babies here at Leigh’s Nurseries (Snowdrops). Exploring is something that they all thrive on when spending time in our care, they’re especially fascinated with finding new objects hiding in our various musical instrument baskets! The different sounds that the instruments make is something that they never tire of experiencing.

We deliberately place the baskets on shelves as it actively encourages the babies to stand up and cruise around on their own. Little by little this builds their self-confidence before taking steps independently, which as you all know is such a huge milestone in their development!

Creating a rich musical environment is really key for us here because the range of accessible sound-making objects stimulates the babies gross motor skills such as gripping, shaking and banging. As well as this, they also constantly improve their listening and attention skills, meaning their creative awareness is constantly blossoming.

Lots of love,

Leigh x

Contact us

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit. We'd love to show you what we do!

Newcastle Nursery

Chesters Ave, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8QP

0191 259 9299


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Gateshead Nursery

The Den, Westfield Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4LD

0191 477 1097


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Heddon Nursery

1 Taberna Cl, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0BW

01661 854001


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday