Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Practical Life!


Happy Friday everyone!

Practical life is a huge focus within our Montessori environment. It includes activities that are a part of everyday life. They help children gain knowledge through real experiences, helping them to learn and develop skills they will need when they get older.

Practical life activities revolve around four areas: caring for the self, caring for the environment, grace and courtesy and movement of objects.
Here at Leigh’s we provide an environment where each child can fully, happily and actively participate in daily life. All of our equipment, furniture, resources and activities are easily accessible, child sized, friendly and safe for all to explore. This hugely promotes children’s independence, makes children feel valued, important and boosts their self esteem.

They love to figure out how to do things on their own and absolutely love the responsibility of helping with lots of different jobs. We always provide as many opportunities as we possibly can for the children each day to support their independence. Our amazing staff are always there to encourage and praise them for their efforts and success.

“Montessori is an education for independence, preparing not just for school, but for life” – Maria Montessori

Lots of 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