Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Summer at Leighs!


With the summer upon us we decided to do some fun activities to learn about sun protection! We made a check list for things we need on a sunny day and matched them up to the pictures on the table. Each picture we identified we talked about how it protects us from the sun. The snapdragons worked together to help their friends by pouring them drinks of water and helping to apply their suncream.

We put our sun hats and sunglasses on, working though our check list together to make sure we had everything we needed to enjoy a warm summers day in our lovely garden.

This is the perfect opportunity for us to make our parents/carers aware of our Sun Safety procedures:

We ask all parents to provide a labelled bottle of suncream and a sun hat (preferably a hat with an extended cover for your child’s neck) which can be stored in the provision ready for the warmer weather. Please can you ensure your child is wearing weather appropriate clothing and shoes (i.e. sensitive areas such as shoulders are covered).

Before your child attends their nursery session could we ask all parents/carers to apply the first layer of suncream. Sun cream will be applied by nursery staff after lunch to manage application timings for our outdoor play. Suncream can take up to 30 minutes to reach full effectiveness.

If suncream is not supplied, unfortunately we will not be able to allow your child to use our outside environment.

The children will be encouraged to drink even more water during hot days.

Lots of love,

Everyone at Leighs 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