Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Independence is Key!


Happy Monday everyone!

Independence is something that we promote here at Leighs as it’s a fundamental step of childhood. When independence is given the opportunity to grow it results in a child’s confidence growing too! It actively encourages them to make their own sensible decisions and take on new responsibilities – both are huge skills for children to learn and improve upon in the run up to adulthood.

Through encouraging independence we’re also promoting physical development, particularly their hand eye co-ordination which creates an excellent foundation for learning later more advanced skills such as handwriting and drawing. The children love being ‘Leigh’s helper’ – some of the responsibilities include pouring drinks, helping to hand out snacks/cutlery and supporting the younger children with washing their hands and putting on coats! It really does give them strong sense of achievement and belonging.

Lots of love,

Everyone at Leighs xx

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