Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Natural Play!


Happy Monday everyone!

Here at Leigh’s we truly believe in encouraging natural play as much as we possibly can both indoors and outdoors. We feel that children get a lot more out of this form of play as it allows them to really push their imaginations and creative flare, using the different objects for a variety of different activities. Natural resources are great for allowing open ended play, leading to a vast range of opportunities! Plastic resources are brilliant and have their benefits but they don’t always provide the same level of opportunity. For example, if the children are given a plastic lemon it’s hard for them to imagine what a real one is actually like in terms of texture and taste.

Natural play means they are actively enabled to make use of all of their senses! With our Snowdrops we also enjoy our natural treasure baskets. They help the babies with their hand to mouth skills as well as greatly impacting upon their overall development. The possibilities really are endless!

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