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Private Nurseries in North Leeds: Find the Best Nursery Near you in North Leeds

Childcare Options in North Leeds: Private Nurseries in North Leeds

These are listings of OFSTED registered private day nurseries offering childcare for 0-5 year-olds in North Leeds.

Please be aware; this is purely a listing service. None of the child carers or their qualifications have been checked out or verified by North Leeds Mumbler. North Leeds Mumbler does not endorse or recommend any of these child carers and parents are required to make their own enquiries and check references. Contact us here if you are a nursery, preschool, childminder, nanny or babysitter and would like to be included in this listing.

Applications are now open for September 2021 entry and we would be delighted to talk to any parents who are interested in places in our Acorns Nursery Class or Reception Class.

Ashville College provides a supportive environment for your child as they start their learning journey. Our small class sizes allow our dedicated staff to closely support your child as they develop learning, self-esteem and confidence at their own pace. Our varied curriculum and exciting enrichment activities help to ensure that every pupil has the chance to shine.

If you would like to find out more please contact our friendly Admissions team via , who can tell you more about Ashville and advise you about the application process.

Best Childcare Forest School Nursery offers outstanding care for children aged 3 months to five years, 51 weeks per year.

Open 07.30 to 18.00, fully funded 15 hours and 30-hour places for 3-year-olds

We are a family-owned nursery who have a true passion and commitment to early years, we are completely independent and are not part of a large chain or organisation. The ethos and high standards have made Best Childcare a unique nursery with the highest accolade by Ofsted as an “outstanding” setting across all categories, a significant achievement, and a credit to the amazing team of professional childcare nurturers.

Best Childcare has been transformed from a derelict building to a nursery designed to be flexible, spacious, equipped with natural furnishing and resources that offer value to play, supporting children’s natural curiosity and desire to learn. Our nursery setting provides a homely Hygge with an environment that captures the feeling of cosines, warmth, and togetherness for every child.

Skilful childcare nurturers, provide a special place where children are the centre of everything, filling their hearts and minds with a sense of awe and wonder on their individual learning journey, whilst giving them the confidence to develop their own theories about the world.

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Located just off Cardigan Road, our welcoming family-run nursery is situated in extensive leafy grounds just two minutes walk from Burley Park train station.

Open all year round 7.30am – 6.00pm for children from six weeks to five years

15 hour and 30 hour funded places available, now offering a unique Flexi-Day pass

Recently refurbished with eco-friendly wooden play equipment, our spacious airy setting is filled with natural light. Through a range of stimulating activities and ‘in the moment’ play, your child will follow the EYFS curriculum, the key areas of learning essential for their early years development. We have free flow between our indoor and outdoor spaces so children can head outside to explore, building confidence and creating an understanding of the world around them.

Spending lots of time outdoors has proven benefits to children’s health and development and our beautiful garden sets us apart. Surrounded by mature trees, our garden teaches us about the changing seasons, the animals and insects we share it with, and provides endless opportunities for art activities. We have our own nursery greenhouse where we grow fruit and vegetables and our covered play area allows for all-weather play on cars and bikes. Mealtimes are an important social occasion. Our in-house cook prepares a nutritionally balanced menu of seasonal dishes and healthy snacks.

We’d love to show you around, please get in touch!

Chapel Hall, Chapel Fold off Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 3RG

0113 2782625


The Gatehouse Nursery is a purpose-built, stand-alone facility set within the grounds of Gateways School, a highly successful independent school for boys and girls, in Harewood village, north of Leeds.

Children aged 2 and 3 can attend The Gatehouse, which opens from 7.30am until 6pm. Our nursery is a bright, welcoming space with an indoor and outdoor area.

Learning through discovery is our key focus and we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. With a ratio of 4 children to 1 member of staff, we ensure that each child receives the individual attention they need at this important stage of their development.

Children also have access to the whole school facilities including our extensive grounds, a play area, dance studio and sports hall.

Once they are 3 years old, children can start Littlegates, which houses Pre-Reception and Reception children.  A carefully structured teaching programme combined with a learning environment which promotes independence, critical thinking and a lifelong love of learning, ensures children have a solid educational start.

Our outstanding Early Years provision has been recognised for 3 years in a row at the National Nursery World Awards where we have been finalists in the ‘Best Early Years Provision in School’ category.  This means we are one of the top 3 providers in the country for Early Years Provision within a school!

If you would like to find out more about our fantastic Early Years provision or arrange a visit, please visit our website or call Admissions on 0113 288 6345.

0113 288 6345



Set back from the road in landscaped green space Little Owls Bramley is situated close to the centre of Bramley, LS13. The nursery is near Bramley train station and Stanningley Road, with reliable transport links to Leeds city centre.

We welcome children from three months to five years with 15 and 30-hour funded places available. Little Owls Nurseries offer affordable fees, at or below the Leeds average.

The team at Little Owls Bramley is approachable and caring, and the nursery offers a flexible and child focused environment, as well as being a natural and stimulating place with a wealth of open-ended resources, including beautiful gardens allowing children free flow access to outdoor play in all seasons.

Your child will have a key worker who will get to know you all and act as your main point of contact. We also keep in touch with parents throughout the day using the free Tapestry app, an online journal where we share moments from your child’s day.

Interested in booking a place with us? Call our friendly team today on 0113 256 6354, email or visit the website.

0113 256 6354
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Little Owls Burley Park is an Ofsted Outstanding rated nursery in the centre of Leeds LS4, close to Headingley and Kirkstall. The nursery is a short walk from Burley Park Railway Station and on main bus routes into central Leeds.

We welcome children from three months to five years and offer 15 and 30-hour funded places. Little Owls Nurseries offer affordable fees at or below the Leeds average.

Our spacious outdoor area and covered canopy allow children to play outside all year round. Children enjoy fun activities and led sessions in small groups, including from painting to baking.

We support children to become confident learners and explorers. Our experienced staff are supported by qualified teachers to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. We’re a welcoming, inclusive nursery and we are very experienced in supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Your child will have a key worker and who knows them well and acts as your family’s main contact, and we also log children’s key moments throughout the day on the free Tapestry app.

Interested in visiting us? Call our friendly team today on 0113 2755 044, email or visit

0113 2755 044
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Situated in Leeds LS7, Little Owls Chapel Allerton Nursery is a short distance from main commuter routes into Leeds city centre.

We welcome children from three months to five years, with 15 and 30-hour funded places available. Little Owls Nurseries offer affordable fees, at or below the Leeds average.

Children enjoy the freedom of our spacious outdoor garden area, as well as our indoor sand pit, cosy reading book area and imaginative play area! We are passionate about providing high quality, interesting activities and experiences to raise children’s confidence. Supported by expert teachers, we offer the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

Children enjoy free play and led sessions in small groups, including baking for older children. Educational activities boost communication and language development, and we work with you to make individual support plans for specific needs.

Parents receive regular updates on the free Tapestry app, an online journal sharing your child’s key moments and learning. Interested in visiting us? Call our friendly team today on 0113 378 8840, email or visit

0113 378 8840
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Little Owls Hawksworth Wood is an Ofsted Outstanding rated nursery located in LS5. Set in the leafy, secluded grounds of Hawksworth Wood Primary School, the nursery is a short distance from Kirkstall Forge Station, the nursery is on a range of bus routes into Leeds.

We welcome children from three months to five years and offer 15 and 30-hour funded places.

Little Owls Hawksworth Wood provides a warm, caring, stimulating environment in which children become confident and expressive learners. Our highly trained staff are supported by qualified teachers offering Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum support.

Children enjoy exciting and challenging activities during free play and led sessions in small groups, including baking for older children. Educational activities boost children’s communication and language development, and we offer individual support plans for children with specific needs.

The team at the Little Owls Hawksworth Wood, work hard to ensure that parents and carers feel listened to and valued. Each child has a Key Worker and we keep in touch throughout the day using the free Tapestry app, an online journal sharing your child’s key moments.

Interested in visiting? Call our friendly team today on 0113 2590173.

0113 2590173
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Set in an area of green space and leafy gardens, Little Owls Richmond Hill is close to Leeds city centre, in LS9. The nursery is convenient for commuters, near the A61, A64 York Road and main transport links into Leeds and the A1.

We welcome children from three months to five years with 15 and 30-hour funded places available. Little Owls Nurseries offer affordable fees, at or below the Leeds average.

Our highly trained staff are supported by qualified teachers offering Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum support, as well as in-house lead practitioners in subjects such as maths, language, and communication.

Our recently renovated gardens are the ideal place for imaginative play, and children play outdoors throughout the day. They follow their needs and interests to try out a range of activities, as well as taking part in small group sessions. Educational activities boost children’s communication and language development, and we offer individual support plans for children with specific needs.

Interested in booking a place with us? Call our friendly team today on 0113 240 0564 or email You can visit our website here.

0113 240 0564
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Rose Court Nursery prides itself on being an educational nursery and not a typical day care provider. We offer a challenging and stimulating educational programme which forms an essential part of the foundation stage and prepares children for reception. It has its own dedicated area in the main primary building, including a newly built outdoor playground with climbing frames and areas specially designed for three-year-olds.

Our nursery is led by hugely knowledgeable staff with a dedicated teacher allocated to each class supported by teaching assistants. With an excellent staff ratio the strengths of  individual pupils are recognised and nurtured from day one. Children enjoy using all the areas of provision and working with staff on structured activities. This takes place in small groups and also on an individual basis and all areas of provision are carefully planned to maximise learning opportunities.

Parents can choose from 3, 4 or 5 day options, starting at 9.00am and finishing at 3.00pm. Drop off is available from 7.45am. Wraparound care is available from 7.15am -6.00pm for an additional cost.

The Grammar School at Leeds, Harrogate Road, Alwoodley Gates, LS17 8GS

0113 228 5121
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22 Street Lane Nursery (LS8)

The nursery is a haven of play for children, while giving parents the reassurance they need when it comes to childcare.Spacious rooms are equipped with natural furnishings and toys and the extraordinary garden provides many exciting experiences for little ones.

Open Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6pm. 3 months to 5 years
22 Street Lane, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2ET. Tel: 03330 43 22 22


Acorns in Adel (LS16)

Friendly team to build strong relationships with children, helping to plan activities around their individual needs. This means each child receives their own special care and education – helping them to grow into confident learners.

From the cosy baby room all the way up to the fun pre-school, children aged 0 – 5 to play, learn and grow.

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.00pm

469 Otley Road, Adel, Leeds,LS16 7NR. Tel: 0113 267 3946

Angels Nursery (LS7)

Your child will have an enjoyable and excellent start to his/her education. During your child’s time in Nursery they will progress through the EYFS curriculum.

Free Child Places for 2 & 3 year old’s eligible for Grant Funding


Angels Nursery, Stainbeck Road, Meanwood, LS7 2PP Tel: 0113 2665253

Asquith Moortown Pre-School & Day Nursery (LS6)

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, a friendly and cheerful purpose built nursery in the popular David Lloyd Leisure Club. All stages of child development are carefully and enthusiastically catered for so the children enjoy ‘learning through play’ in a safe and stimulating environment with the very latest facilities.

Opening times 7.30am – 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, ages 3 months to 5 years

c/o David Lloyd Club, Tongue Lane, Moortown, Leeds LS6 4QW Tel: Debbie Hemingway 01753 20 11 22


Children’s Corner Moorlands Nursery

Children’s Corner Moorlands Nursery sits in the beautiful woodland grounds of Moorlands Primary School in Weetwood.

Conveniently located for families across North Leeds, we encourage inquisitive thinking and put children at the centre of their learning. Our newly extended forest school space provides opportunity for outdoor learning, exploration and play in the natural world. With high staff to child ratios, we embrace hygge in our cosy ‘home from home’ setting for babies and pre-schoolers.

  • Exceptional care for ages 6 weeks to 5 years
  • Open all year round 7.30am-6.00pm
  • 15 hour and 30 hour funded places available

Contact us today to book your tour! or 0113 203 3196

Deepdale Community Pre- School

Places for children 2 – 5 years old, places available for funded 2 year olds.

Flexible hours available including full day (9am-3pm) and half day sessions.

Holiday Clubs

Deepdale Pre School, Boston Spa Children’s Centre. Tel: 01937 541188

Ducklings Childcare (LS8)

Ducklings aim is to provide a safe, caring and stimulating learning environment for everyone no matter what their family background, race, religion or ability. Teach through play to help your children develop to their full potential.

A family run 52 place nursery based in the lower ground floor of the family home.

9 Fitzroy Dr, Leeds LS8 4AB. Tel: Sarah 01132402956




Fun4Pals After School Club

A new after school club starting up at September based at St Pauls Church Ireland Wood for children from 3-11 years old.

Monday-Friday 3-6pm, £8.25per child per session

Walking buses in place to collect from Ireland Wood and Holly Trinity Primary School

After collection from school fun4pals provides a healthy snack and a wide rang of actives.

Tel: 07982643079

Holly House Private Day Nursery (LS7)

Children develop an understanding of their environment in a fantastic outdoor space which houses a large vegetable plot, wooden play equipment and traversing wall, all surrounded by mature trees. A comprehensive list of facilities and resources support children in expressing themselves in a way that is relevant to them.

Monday to Friday: 7:45am6:00pm
Wensley Drive, Leeds LS7 3QW. Tel 0113 268 2211

Jumping Jacks Day Nursery (LS8)

As well as learning through many enjoyable activities, the children have plenty of time to play in the fresh air outside, where they race and play games. Staff of five qualified carers are able to look after your child 5 days a week on secure premises.
Monday to Friday: 7:45am – 5:45pm. Children 1 – 5 years
Oak Tree House , 408 Oakwood Lane , LS8 3LF. Tel 0113 240 4080 /07961 520195

Kindercare (East Keswick)

Kinder care offers light, bright, rooms with access to enormous, secure outdoor multi-surface spaces packed full of opportunities for learning through play – vegetable growing, heuristic play area complete with natural resources, wooded nature area, plus a sand pit and mud kitchen. Using a tried and tested mix of creative play and child-led learning, our pledge to you is to maximise the potential of your child.

Opening Hours 7.30am – 6.30pm

Tel: 01332 223553



Kindercare – Headingley (Part of the Treetops Family)

Kindercare Headingley strive to create a home-from-home feel so that children, and parents feel welcome and at ease as soon as they set foot into the nursery. Children are supported as they progress through the different age groups, enjoying play resources and activities that will inspire their imagination as well as supporting key EYFS goals.

Opening hours 7.30am -6.30pm
201 Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5JY. Tel: 0113 275 5891



Leeds Montessori School (LS8)

Leeds Montessori aims to provide the best possible care and learning environment for children from 9 months to 4 years old. Open all year around from 7.30am-6pm.

Provide a homely, happy, family-based environment for children to feel cared for whilst enjoying learning at their own pace.

Wetherby Rd, Leeds, LS8 2LE. Tel 0113 232 3363

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Nurseries

  • Open 7am – 6pm Monday – Friday
  • 3 locations on or close to the main Leeds Hospitals
  • Places available for children aged 3months to 5years.
  • Discounts and savings available for LTHT, and other NHS employees
  • 15/30 hours Education Grant and Tax free Childcare accepted

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Lesley’s Day Nursery (LS15)

Lesley’s is a spacious but homely private day nursery in the secure and peaceful grounds. Managing Director, Lesley Taylor and her experienced and friendly team aim to provide parents with caring and supportive childcare for their little ones aged 0-4 across two settings, both of which have a highly stimulating, accessible and welcoming environment.

Unit 3 & Unit 7 ,Mortec Park, York Road, Leeds, LS15 4TA. Tel: 0113 3486888

Little Owls Little London

A friendly, supportive nursery located in Meanwood, Leeds LS7. Little Owls Little London is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. The nursery welcomes children from three months to five years. Their curriculum is planned using the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Children’s individual learning needs are incorporated in to focused activities.

Little Owls Nursery at Quarry Mount Children’s Centre

Close to Woodhouse and Headingley in LS6, Little Owls Quarry Mount is set in the secluded wooded grounds of Quarry Mount Primary School. The nursery is a short distance from Woodhouse Lane and main commuter routes into Leeds. Children are provided with a warm, caring, stimulating environment in which they learn through play.

Tel: 0113 378 2555

Little People Alwoodley (LS17)

The nursery is spacious and bright, with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Each room is carefully planned to meet the needs of the children and being all on one level provides direct access to outdoor play.

Monday to Friday 7.30-6pm.

Offer care from 3 months to 11 years, providing wrap-around care to Alwoodley Primary School and St Pauls Primary School.

On the site of Alwoodley Primary School, Deanswood Drive, Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 5HX. Tel: 0113 2667242

Meanwood Valley Preschool

Meanwood Valley Preschool is an OFSTED Outstading preschool located at Meanwood Community Centre. The site boasts an open plan classroom style provision an enormous natural outdoor area and strong partnerships with Leeds Community Spaces.

Open 9am – 3pm , term time only and children can attend the preschool from 24 months old.

Meanwood Community Centre, Stainbeck Avenue, Leeds LS7 2QU. Tel: 0113 531 1075


Milestones Day Nursery Meanwood (LS6)

Milestones pride themselves in providing a safe, warm and secure environment in which children and babies are able to be happy, active learners who are keen to explore and grow in both independence and confidence.

Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm for children 3 months – 5 years

Milestones Day Nursery, Nr. St Urbans’ School, Tongue Lane,LS6 4QE. Tel: 0113 2957677

North Leeds Community Nursery (LS6)

A small, friendly, independent and not-for-profit nursery based on the outskirts of Headingley. A recipe of high standards, loving care, fresh air and good food has seen generations of children flourish and grow.

Opening hours 7.45am – 6.15pm for children 3 months – 5 years

North Leeds Community Nursery, Foxcroft Close, LS6 3NT. Tel: 0113 274 1579

Oakwood Acorns

A group of small nurseries that are all rated Outstanding by OFSTED in every category. All staff are qualified and hold paediatric first aid certificates.

Our vision is that every child, regardless of their individual story, will be happy, engaged in their learning and fulfil their own potential.

Tel: 0113 293 9372

Precious Ones Nursery (LS7)

Secure, self-contained spaces allow children to express themselves freely and to be spontaneous. Staff are truly sensitive to family influences and the centre is in harmony with the wider community. The ethos of the nursery is to provide a stable learning and caring environment in which self- confidence and respect for the individual is actively encouraged.

196 Chapeltown Road, Chapeltown, Leeds LS7 4HZ. Tel: 0113 237 409



Primley Park Children’s Nursery – Alwoodley (LS17)

Primley Park Children’s Nursery (Alwoodley) is a registered Day Nursery with 50 childcare places for children aged between 3 months and 5 years 
Opening Times 8am-6pm
Nursery Lane, Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7HW. Tel: 0113 266 7221 or 0113 390066

Primley Park Childrens Nursery – Roundhay (LS8)

Primley Park Children’s Nursery offers childcare for children aged 0-5 years. They like to give the children the security of a daily routine and ensure each day is structured to help children explore and develop.

Monday to Friday: 8am6pm. 7:30am start available for an additional fee.

North Park Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 1HS. Tel 0113 393 0066



Shadwell Childcare (LS17)

Shadwell childcare, has been awarded OUTSTANDING in all areas after a recent (May 2017) Ofsted inspection. The inspector said ‘teaching is of the highest quality’ and it’s a ‘tremendously nurturing environment where children thrive.
Shadwell Nursery offers a wonderful environment in which your child can flourish in a safe and secure location. Set within the grounds of Shadwell Primary School it offers a unique opportunity for exciting and stimulating activities that encourage active learning through play and exploration. Believe in giving all children Foundations for Life.
Offer Breakfast Club, an Out of School Club and a Holiday Club catering for children from the age of 2 up to 11 years of age.
Main Street, Shadwell , LS17 8JF . Tel: 0113 265 9050

Springwood Nursery (LS8)

Purpose is to create a home from home; a safe, secure and happy place where the love, care and nurturing that the children receive is central to all that they do. Springwood Nursery provision is for children aged three months to five years.

Opening hoursMonday to Friday, 8.00am until 6.00pm, for 50 weeks of the year.

3 Springwood Road, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2QA. Tel: 0113 265 9345



Stepping Stones Nursery

‘Helping little people grow’
At Stepping Stones Nursery we aim to create a warm, welcoming and loving environment for our children to learn and develop. We believe that children should be cared for in a safe and stimulating environment that ignites their curiosity and wonder.
Additional information;
  • Open 7.30am-6.30pm
  • 52 weeks of the year
  • 3 months- 5 years
  • Contact Clare Gorman 01132668005

Talbot Primary School Nursery

The purpose built nursery aims to get the best possible start to your child’s school journey and ensure that all our children feel safe, secure and happy to learn.  They explore fun and engaging ways to get children active and involved in their learning, thereby ensuring the earliest memories of school are super ones.

Offer 15 and 30 hour places for children from the age of three.

East Moor Road, Roundhay, LS8 1AF, 0113 2934086

Three Bears Day Nursery (LS16)

Three Bears Day Nursery is a privately owned family run business managed by the owners.  Care for children from birth to 5 years and are open from 7.30am – 6pm .  Provide a homely, friendly,  and welcoming atmosphere for all families.

226 Otley Road, Leeds LS16 5AB. Tel: 0113 275 9393

Tiny Tree Nursery (LS6)

Part of a small group of three nurseries all rated Outstanding in all areas. State of the art indoor and outdoor premises with a stimulating and nurturing environment that is well resourced. Additional teaching sessions including technology, physical education, football and foreign languages – Spanish and Italian

Opening Hours: 7.30am – 6pm

Sycamore Lodge , 7A Woodhouse Cliff , Leeds,  LS6 2HF. Tel: 0113 278 4362

Treetops Grove, Headingley (LS6)

Children at Treetops Grove, Nursery, Headingley enjoy a programme of stimulating and exciting activities and experiences, developed in line with the EYFS statutory framework. Aim is to maximise the potential of every child in our care and to nurture happy, confident, independent children. There’s every type of play imaginable including messy play, sensory play, construction areas and junk-modelling.

Opening Hours: 8am -6pm

28 Grove Road, Headingley, LS6 4EE. Tel: 0113 275 1476