Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Play Based Learning!


At Leigh’s Nurseries we focus on play based learning as it’s a way for children to progress in their development through curiosity and exploration.
There are many benefits to play based learning. It allows children to progress in their muscular development supporting their fine and gross motor skills, supports children in learning skills which will aid them in later life. Learning through play helps develop social skills and provides an opportunity to learn about the world around them in a natural and holistic environment. Play based learning also gives children ownership of their learning and follows the interests of each individual child.
Role play stations allow children to develop their language and social skills through mirroring different roles such as doctors, teachers and hairdressers. Resources such as blocks allow children to build towers using an array of different shapes and sizes to help them problem solve. Creative areas in the environment allow children to work with different materials and textures whilst handling a variety of mark making tools to express themselves. The outdoor environment is equally as important. The children engage in risky play opportunities, team building and work on their hand eye coordination. Outdoor play encourages children to use large muscle movements and to engage in physical activity.
This approach to learning allows children to learn in a unique and fun way through their own curiosity. They’re able to learn at their own pace, through exploration and different experiences.
Sending love,
Leigh and the team xxx

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