Bardsey Nursery

The nursery is based within the lower school of Bardsey Primary School and is suitable for children aged from 24 months to 5 years old.


With 22 daycare places, Bardsey Nursery offers a small, cosy setting where children can feel at home and settled straight away. We have a large courtyard play area and access to the extensive school grounds for fun and engaging outdoor activities. 

As well as delivering The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, we put a strong focus on outdoor learning, allowing children to gain an understanding of how to lead healthy lifestyles. 

Children are encouraged to explore the natural world in a safe, fun, and interactive way, enabling them to learn about the world around them and gain new skills.

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Why Choose Bardsey Nursery






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“The best nursery that my son has been to. They understand him and work with him. They nurture his strengths.” – Mary

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Our Groups

At Bardsey Nursery our groups and spaces are designed specifically for different ages, adapted to complement the ability of the children. 


We encourage child-led learning, where the child’s curiosity takes them on a learning adventure through play and exploration. This helps your child learn at their own pace to grow their confidence and skills.

Minimum Staff to Child Ratio 1:4


This kindergarden group is tailored to ages 2-3. Each space features low level furnishings and engaging resources to allow children to explore and play at their own pace.

Inquisitive exploration helps develop mobility and dexterity, while also building motor skills through climbing, running and jumping.

Children are encouraged to challenge themselves both physically and mentally, developing literacy and communication skills through group activities such as singing and sharing ideas.

Minimum Staff to Child Ratio 1:8


This playschool group focuses on increasing independence.


Individual characteristics really shine through at this stage of your child’s development and we support children in developing key life skills (toilet training, self-feeding dressing), while also helping them to improve coordination and dexterity.


We encourage social development through group activities. Through interactions and discussions, the children learn to empathise and support their peers.


We use purposeful play to help achieve clear learning objectives and teach new skills while ensuring children are enjoying themselves.

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With a wide variety of food on offer from all the key food groups we expose children to a balanced and varied diet. By encouraging healthy eating from a young age, we help establish habits we hope will continue into adulthood. We serve three nutritious meals each day as well as additional snacks of fresh fruit or vegetable sticks.

Our nutritionally balanced menus cater for all dietary requirements/allergies and are freshly prepared every day by our dedicated cooks using local produce wherever possible.

Meals & Diet

Healthy minds, healthy bodies and healthy appetites

Mealtimes at Bardsey Nursery are a social occasion and a great opportunity to learn.

Children sit in small groups with our team members who support them in trying new things, engage them in conversation and most importantly, lead by example. We encourage self-service, helping improve decision-making, fine motor skills and dexterity. We take our responsibility to serve healthy, balanced and nutritious meals very seriously.

Outdoor Play

At Bardsey Nursery we embrace outdoor learning every day in all weather conditions. Children love being outside and can learn a huge amount through outdoor activities.

Our outdoor play areas encourage children to keep fit and healthy, with a wide variety of equipment providing lots of new challenges for all abilities.

The children at Bardsey Nursery also help to look after and feed the school’s chickens, as well as being involved in growing and harvesting their own fresh vegetables, a fantastic learning experience!

Outdoor play at Bardsey

Our Team

All our key staff have childcare qualifications and are paediatric first aid trained.

Our team members all receive continuous training so their knowledge is always up to date and we choose our staff based on their passion and commitment to providing outstanding childcare.

We always have significantly more qualified team members on site than the minimum requirements to help ensure all children get the full attention of staff.

Every child is assigned a key worker, who takes a special interest in their development and well-being – planning activities for their specific learning requirements. They are always available to provide updates on your child’s progress and to answer any questions.

“Children benefit from the wonderful relationships they have with their key person. Staff are calm and nurturing towards children. They understand what children need and provide them with reassurance and praise for their good work.”

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Hannah Richardson

OOS Manager

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Debra Wellings

Deputy Manager

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Lynne Holme

Nursery Manager

Looking for Tax Free Childcare?

We offer 15 & 30 hours funded childcare to eligible families, as well as working in line with the government Tax Free Childcare Scheme.


Looking for an East Keswick Nursery?

Being based at Bardsey Primary School, means we’re in a fantastic location for children from across the North East Leeds area.

We not only attract local children from Harewood and Scarcroft, but Bardsey Nursery is also ideal for commuters.

Being just off the A58, we are within easy access from Wetherby and North East Leeds, including Harehills, Roundhay, Seacroft and Moortown.

What the Parents Say...

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Children's Corner look after my little boy for 3 days a week, and also run the after school club for Bardsey Primary where my older daughter attends. Both of them love the staff here; they're all so welcoming and loving towards the children. .

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We are very happy with this nursery. Our boy has settled quickly in the first couple of weeks, the staff are friendly and we trust them with our boy. More importantly he loves it there too .

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I can not fault the care the staff has provided my daughter over the years, the staff are kind friendly very approachable and highly skilled at their job and have worked there for a number of years.


Communicating with you

  • Daily Feedback

    Each day we give you a verbal summary of your child’s day, sharing their achievements and progress including details around what foods were eaten, sleeps and toileting as well as all the fun activities your child has been involved in.

  • Settling in Reports

    After your child’s first six weeks at nursery, you will receive a settling in report, detailing how your child is settling in and the friendships and bonds they have made.

  • Learning Journeys

    Throughout their time with us, an electronic Learning Journey is kept for each child which can be accessed online via your unique password.

    This shared document is built around our observations and includes photographs of your child’s development to give you a fantastic record of your child’s time at Bardsey Nursery.

    It’s also a useful resource for when your child transitions into reception class.

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Our Famly App allows you to stay in constant contact with the Nursery and your Key Worker, receiving updates, videos and pictures throughout your time with us.

About Children's Corner

Children’s Corner Childcare is a family run business with over 20 years’ experience caring for children.

We go above and beyond with the services we offer, and all our nurseries are rated either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Our aim is to make the transition to nursery as easy as possible for your child by creating a caring, friendly environment where they can feel at home and have fun while learning.
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Additional Services

We understand that it can be hard to juggle everything you need to do.

That’s why at Children’s Corner we offer additional services to help out with day to day tasks, to make your life easier!

We offer a range of services such as…

Emergency Childcare

Childcare available at 24 hrs notice across all our settings.

Supply Shop

Forgotten to pick up nappies? Come use a supply shop for all the daily essentials.

Dry Cleaning

Drop your dry cleaning off and we can arrange for it to be cleaned and returned to the nursery in no time.

Parcel Delivery

Not going to be in for that important delivery? Have it delivered to us and we can keep it safe until you collect your child.

Take-away Meals

Nutritious meals available to pre-order, just reheat at home!

Busy Bags

Our Busy Bags contain all the resources you need to enjoy fun, engaging and exciting activities at home. Why not grab a Busy Bag next time you visit?

Photo Sessions

A photographer visits our nursery settings annually to take photos of our children and their families.

Shoe Fitting

Hate the trauma of getting new shoes? You’re not the only one, so we have partnered with local shoe shops who come to our nurseries for a shoe fitting and shopping day.

Hair Cutting

We have worked with a local hairdresser for many years to remove the stress of a child's first hair cut by having it done in a known space at nursery.

Register for a Visit Today!

If you would like to find out more about Bardsey Nursery get in touch today.

We can answer any questions and arrange a visit to the nursery.

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Outdoor play at Children's Corner
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Changing Stars Malawi

Children’s Corner is a family run group who are passionate about ensuring children get the best start in life and have the opportunity of education.

We set up the Changing Stars Malawi Charity in 2009 with the primary focus of funding education for children in Malawi.

Every single pound donated by our sponsors is spent directly on the children in Malawi.

Find out more and about how you can help by visiting our website.

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