Granary Wharf Nursery

With 27 daycare places, Granary Wharf Nursery offers a home away from home where children settle in quickly and form close friendships with other children and staff. The nursery is suitable for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old.

 

As well as providing the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, outdoor play is also an important part of our day at Granary Wharf Nursery. Despite the nursery being in the city centre, children still benefit from spending lots of time outdoors. Our large outdoor play area is filled with engaging equipment, perfect for outside playing, learning, and having fun.

 

The central Leeds location of this nursery means that parents working in Leeds can take comfort in knowing their children are close by and can easily pop in for a quick visit during lunch breaks. The nursery is just a few minutes’ walk from Leeds City Train Station, with close links to all motorway routes.

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Why Choose Granary Wharf Nursery

OUR GROUPS

MEALS & DIET

OUTDOOR PLAY

OUR TEAM

OUR LOCATION

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“Our daughter has been attending nursery for the last 5 months and she is enjoying it every single day! ” – Despoina

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Our Groups

At Granary Wharf Nursery we offer daycare places for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old.

The playschool is split into age-appropriate rooms, so that all children can fully benefit from the activities and equipment to best suit their age.

Our team of experienced staff members oversee each room and tailor the activities they provide to the ability of the children, ensuring they can learn at their own pace.

  • Little Blue Penguin Little Blues
    (six weeks - 18 months)
  • Emperor penguin logo Rock Hoppers
    (18- 36 months)
  • Children's Corner - Emperor Penguin Emperors
    (3- 5 years)

Minimum Staff to Child Ratio 1:3

 

This nursery room provides a gentle, calming environment for younger babies and children, who are at this age simply taking in the world around them. Our team offer tactile activities to engage young children and ensure they are feeling happy and at home in the nursery. Older children participate in activities such as singing, reading and daily ‘circle time’ - a great way to make friends and grow social skills.

Minimum Staff to Child Ratio 1:4

  Exploration is the focus of this kindergarden room. Children are encouraged to engage with their environment both physically and imaginatively, developing mobility and dexterity. Our team arrange activities such as baking, reading, singing, and crafting all designed to engage and challenge children, building their skills while they have fun.

Minimum Staff to Child Ratio 1:8

  At this age children are learning key life skills (including toilet training, feeding themselves and dressing) which we help them to improve. As their independence grows, children are encouraged to do more activities for themselves such as pouring their own drinks and helping to clear away after meals, building their coordination and dexterity. Communication and social skills are improved through group activities, discussions and games and our team help children to empathise and support their peers.
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Children are exposed to foods from all key food groups to establish healthy eating habits they can continue into adulthood.

 

All meals are freshly prepared each day by our dedicated cooks using local ingredients wherever possible. We cater for any dietary requirements/allergies and serve wholesome meals in accordance with this.

Meals & Diet

Healthy minds, healthy bodies and healthy appetites

We take our responsibility to serve healthy meals very seriously at Granary Wharf Nursery and offer a wide variety of nutritious food every day, as well as healthy snacks.

 

During mealtimes children learn the importance of a balanced diet and are encouraged to try new things and engage in conversation. We promote self-service, helping children improve decision-making, fine motor skills and dexterity.

Outdoor Play

Children love spending time outdoors and exploring their natural surroundings, so we make sure to venture outside every day.

The outdoor play area here at Granary Wharf Nursery offers a fantastic opportunity for children to keep fit and healthy while facing new challenges.

We have a wide variety of outdoor play equipment on offer to enable children to test their abilities in a safe environment, building their skills and confidence.

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Our Team

All our key staff here at Granary Wharf Nursery are experienced and qualified in childcare as well as being 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 ensure there are significantly more qualified members of staff on site than the minimum requirements, so all children can get the attention they need.

 

Every child at the nursery is assigned a key worker on joining, who takes a special interest in their development and well-being. This key worker will organise activities to specifically aid the learning of your child and will provide updates on their progress.

“Staff build strong relationships with children. They collect detailed information about each child and use this to help plan a welcoming and familiar environment, which helps children settle quickly.”

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Looking for a Leeds City Centre Nursery?

Granary Wharf Nursery offers an ideal location for parents working or living in Leeds City Centre and the surrounding area.

We are within walking distance of Leeds City Train Station and in close proximity to all major motorway routes, making travelling to and from the nursery easy.
 

What the Parents Say...

Aleksandra
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Children's Corner nursery is the best nursery for any child. Such a welcoming place, my daughter absolutely loves it. All ladies are so lovely and the manager Kay is so professional yet so flexible kind and always been very helpful. I'm happily travelling almost an hour on public transport because my daughter will be well looked after.

Stacey
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Children’s Corner Granary was a huge part of our lives for 4 years and it’s certainly somewhere we won’t forget. From the minute I looked round I knew it was the place for us, it had that warm friendly feeling. The staff are the kindest, most genuine people I have ever met and they truly care for the children. They felt like a second family rather than staff. I left my children there confidently every single day without any worries, I knew they were in good safe hands.

Rafaela
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This nursery was the best choice me and my partner did. Honestly they make me want to have another child so she can go to this nursery too (that’s how happy I am with their job)! They are caring, my daughter comes home with different words everyday, she has fun, I feel that she’s safe and that’s something that bothered me with other nurseries... safety. Keep doing this amazing job with our kids ...

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Communicating with you

  • Daily Feedback

    Each day at collection time, we will provide you with a verbal review of everything your child has been up to that day. This will include their achievements and progress for the day as well as the fun activities they have been involved in.

  • Settling in Reports

    After their first six weeks at nursery, we will update you on how your child has settled in and the progress they have made during their time with us so far.

  • Learning Journeys

    An electronic Learning Journey is kept for each child at Granary Wharf Nursery creating a fantastic record of their time with us. This online document is a great way to keep up to date on everything your child has been up to at nursery and is filled with pictures of them having fun. It can also be a helpful resource when your child transitions to reception class.

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About Children's Corner

Children’s Corner Childcare is a family run business with over 20 years’ experience in childcare.

We strive to provide children with a high-quality Early Years education and to nurture a lifelong love of learning.

Our approach makes the nursery experience easy, relaxed, and enjoyable for both you and your child.

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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!

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.

Photo Sessions

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

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.

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?

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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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