Welcome to Moortown Pre-School & Day Nursery
For childcare in Leeds and nursery services in the Leeds area
Our Moortown children's day nursery to the north of Leeds is a friendly and exciting environment that children will enjoy. We are rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and provide quality childcare with a highly-qualified, caring team. The children learn and develop while enjoying the activities we provide.
Having recently undergone a £28k refurbishment, there are four play rooms that provide a stimulating environment which encourages the child's inbuilt curiosity while helping them discover that learning is fun.
The low-level furniture allows the children unrestricted access to our wide range of resources and activities, and the play rooms are structured in such a way as to promote each child's independence, along with their decision-making and problem-solving skills.
Once a family registers with us, we work closely with them to structure their child's bespoke settling-in session. Each child is allotted a key person to ensure consistency throughout this process. Each child’s key person builds strong bonds with their key children, following their individual care routines and providing for their holistic needs.
This approach enables us to ensure every child's learning and development is focused on preparation for life beyond nursery. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage programme so that all the activities provided meet children's developmental age and stage targets through activities geared to their interests.
There are nine primary schools, including faith schools, within a mile of the nursery.
The nursery also provides support to children with special needs and liaises with external agencies to ensure appropriate support is given.
We will be delighted to welcome you to Moortown pre-school & day nursery. Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal showround at a time to suit you. To book a showround, please call 01753 20 11 22 or
How to find Moortown Pre-School & Day Nursery in Leeds
The day nursery in Moortown is situated 15 minutes from the motorway network on the main outer ring road in Leeds. Leeds railway station is a 15 minute drive from the nursery. We are also on the bus route, with regular buses going to and from Leeds City Centre.
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Facilities at Moortown Pre-School & Day NurseryOur day nursery in Moortown offers French lessons at pre-school level via a tutor, and swimming and tennis courtesy of the David Lloyd Leisure Centre, where we are based.
Special Offers at Moortown Pre-School & Day Nursery
The baby room at Moortown Pre-School & Day Nursery
Our baby room at our day nursery in Moortown provides a cosy, natural environment for up to 7 babies from 3 months to the time your child takes their first steps. Soft furnishings, handmade, wooden play resources and equipment allow a wealth of opportunity for babies to grow and develop.
We provide activities such as painting, sticking, reading, singing, music and movement to ignite the children’s imaginations. Easily accessible treasure baskets are filled with everyday items made from natural materials to allow babies and toddlers to investigate the world using all five senses.
We aim strive to provide a home from home experience for you and your baby. Our bespoke settling in program enables us to understand baby's routines so that they can be closely followed at nursery as well as enabling you to get to know the nursery team and allowing a smooth transition into nursery life.
Our baby room benefits from direct access to an age appropriate, safe and secure outdoor area which babies access all year round.
The toddler room at Moortown Pre-School & Day Nursery
The toddler room at our children's day nursery in Moortown provides an environment that ignites the curiosity of our young learners. We have a physical area that provides the necessary challenges for the children to develop the skills which are so important at this age.
We offer the children a range of fun experiences such as messy play, construction, story time and heuristic play.
The toddlers have direct access to the outdoor play area which provides lots of opportunities for exploration in a safe environment. The children also enjoy planned walks to visit the library, go to the park or visit the woods looking for minibeasts.
We encourage our parents to get involved with their child’s learning, keeping us updated on events that have happened at home so that we can factor this into the child's day and providing continuity between home and nursery.
The nursery room at Moortown Pre-School & Day Nursery
Our nursery room is a hive of activity. As the children start to gain independence, our staff are there with them, teaching them the skills they need. We begin toilet training with the children once they are settled within the room, after parents and practitioners have agreed they are ready.
The children learn from each other with understanding and support from their key person, and get stickers after successful toilet visits to encourage their progress.
To promote good behaviour, we have the Achievement Tree. When a child does something positive, or achieves something for the first time, either at home or in nursery, it is written on a ‘leaf’ that they can hang on the tree for everyone to see.
We also have our pet fish and snails. The children love to help to care for them, as this teaches the children to treat pets with care.
The preschool room at Moortown Pre-School & Day Nursery
Our pre-school room at the day nursery in Moortown has an established team of three. We embrace the Asquith ethos of caring for each child as an individual, enabling them to learn through their interests, and use the Early Years Foundation Stage to ensure the children have the skills they need to thrive in their school lives.
Through play, the children are encouraged to reach their full potential and our key person system ensures they have the emotional support to feel secure when trying new experiences.
We foster an environment where the children learn the importance of caring for themselves, their friends and the environment around them.
Their understanding of their responsibility comes through caring for our pet goldfish and snails. The staff ensure the children are taught good manners, conversational skills, social skills and healthy living.
We promote curiosity about objects, events and people, exploring festivals and cultures of the diverse backgrounds of the families who attend the nursery, and from around the world.
The staff support the children with experiments and projects to explore their interests and gain a better understanding of the world around them.
meet the team at Moortown Pre-School & Day Nursery
Debbie Hemingway, Nursery Manager
Debbie has over 25 years experience working in childcare. NNEB and Montessori qualified, level 5 in leadership and management and first aid.
Catherine Binns, Assistant Manager
Catherine has over 13 years experience ,BA Hons in young children's learning and development. first aid qualified
Andy Nunns, Third in Charge & Pre-School Room Leader
Andy has over 16 years experience and is level 3 qualified.first aid qualified.
Marcin Grzesiak, Cook
Plus 13 nursery and support staff
Our Nursery Cook
"Hello, my name is Marcin and I am the chef at Moortown Pre-School & Day Nursery. I qualified as a Chef back in 2009 and have worked for Asquith Day Nurseries since February 2012.
Previously I worked in restaurants and pubs in London and in Leeds City Centre. I enjoy working for Asquith as I get to spend time with the children as well as do my favourite job.
I am originally from Poland and I moved to England with my wife in 2008. During my time off, I enjoy walking my dogs in the Yorkshire Dales and attending music concerts."
Latest news from Moortown Pre-School & Day Nursery
Moortown children's nursery has been awarded ‘Top 10 Recommended Nurseries 2014 in Yorkshire & The Humber 2014′ status on the daynurseries.co.uk website! This highlights the most recommended day nurseries in each region of the UK during the previous year.
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