Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Made With Love!


The children have really enjoyed baking together at nursery recently!
They were all supported to wash their hands and take turns at each step. They followed instructions brilliantly, finding the right ingredient and helping to measure the amount needed. This was great for their numeracy development as we counted scoops, talked about more/less and full/empty. When the dough was ready we took turns to roll it out using a big rolling pin and decided together to use a heart shape cutter. The older children used the equipment brilliantly on their own and even offered help to their younger friends.
Finally we counted out our hearts together to make sure we had enough for all our friends and teachers and waited patiently for them to come out of the oven. The children are loving role playing real life experiences at the moment so we decided to make our own cafe to enjoy our treats. We took turns to be shop keepers and customers, the children took on the roles with fab imagination skills! There was lots of lovely conversation flowing and opportunity to practice our social skills by turn taking, using our please and thank yous and helping eachother pour tea. We even used real coins and counted them out to further promote our numeracy skills. The children kept this play going all afternoon and had so much fun!
Lots of love,
Leigh and the team xxx

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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