Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Montessori Broad Stairs!


It’s officially the weekend everyone! But we couldn’t let it begin without another blog post!

Another favourite piece of Montessori equipment that the children never tire of playing with is the broad stairs! The educational benefits attached to them is incredible. The children gain mathematical knowledge in terms of different shapes, spaces, heights and widths. The broad stairs are self correcting which actively encourages both independence and confidence. The children are able to to build them in a range of different ways – their absolute favourite is tallest to smallest!

We’ve been focusing a lot on different modes of transport recently resulting in the children enjoying moving toy cars and buses up and down the stairs. Other imagination games include building unique structures for small world play. A definite favourite at the moment has been incorporating the broad stairs with our pink tower to make a wall!

Lots of love,

Everyone at Leighs Nurseries xx

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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