Headingley Nursery

Children’s Corner Headingley consists of two spacious open plan rooms with a large outdoor play area, so children can enjoy spending time outside each day.

The layout allows children to easily interact with their peers and grow their social skills forming bonds and friendships with both other children and staff.

As well as delivering The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, we believe outdoor learning is incredibly important and children are encouraged to have fun playing outside every day, building their confidence and skills. The canopy that covers the outside area of this nursery means that outdoor play is possible in all weathers.

This Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery is open all year round and is suitable for children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years old, with places for up to 61 children. Children settle in quickly at Headingley Nursery and its central location means it’s ideal for parents commuting.

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Why Choose Headingley Nursery






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Our Groups

Our Headingley Nursery groups are specifically designed to accommodate different age groups.

This means your child can benefit from activities and equipment that complement their age and ability, allowing them to learn at their own pace.

We adopt a teaching approach that inspires curiosity, awe and wonder and encourage child-led learning wherever possible.

This helps children grow in confidence and develop new skills through play and exploration.

Minimum Staff to Child Ratio 1:3


Babies and young children require a gentle, calming environment where they feel safe and happy. At this age we engage young children with tactile activities, designed to stimulate the senses, aiding their development.


Older children are encouraged to get involved with fun group activities, such as singing, crafting, and reading, helping them grow their social and fine motor skills.

Minimum Staff to Child Ratio 1:4


This kindergarden room is all about inquisitive exploration. Children are encouraged to explore their environment at their own pace, developing skills in mobility and dexterity.


The engaging resources in this room allow children to run, jump and climb, building motor skills while having fun. Activities including group singing and discussions enable children to express themselves and grow communication skills.

Minimum Staff to Child Ratio 1:8


At this age children are becoming more independent every day. We support them to build on their independence by encouraging them to complete tasks themselves, such as pouring their own drinks, washing their hands, and helping serve their own meals.


Purposeful play is used to teach new skills and learning objectives while having fun and children enjoy themselves playing both inside and outdoors.

Nursery Practitioner with children at meal times

With a wide variety of food on offer children experience a balanced and varied diet, establishing healthy eating habits that will continue into adulthood.

We serve three freshly made meals a day as well as healthy snacks of fresh fruit or vegetable sticks.

We can cater for any dietary requirements/allergies that your child may have and serve healthy meals in accordance with this.

Meals & Diet

Healthy minds, healthy bodies and healthy appetites

We serve a well-balanced menu of homemade meals every day at Headingley Nursery, encouraging a healthy, nutritious diet. Children sit in small groups at mealtimes and are supported to serve their own food and make choices in what they would like to eat.

We always have fun trying new things and engaging in conversation.

Outdoor Play

Outdoor play is a vital part of a child’s learning experience and we always ensure children get plenty of time outside in the fresh air.

The extensive grounds at Headingley Nursery offer the perfect setting for outdoor exploration. We organise regular picnics and treasure hunts which are always great fun for everyone involved and the large outdoor canopy means we can venture out in all weather conditions.

We also benefit from our own greenhouse where children can grow their own fruit and vegetables throughout the year!

Our Team

All the key staff at Headingley Nursery hold 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.

Our aim is to make sure children feel at home at nursery and look forward to spending time here.

A key worker is assigned to each child on joining the nursery who will take a special interest in their well-being and progress while at nursery.

This key worker will organise fun activities to aid the child’s development and will always be on hand to answer any questions from parents.

“Managers closely monitor the high-quality care and learning opportunities staff provide. They routinely observe staff teaching children and provide them with helpful feedback to support their future practice. Staff attend regular training and are proactive in keeping their knowledge up to date.”

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Megan Wilson

Room Leader

Children's Corner - Emperor Penguin

Eleanor McGeachie

Room Leader

Children's Corner - Emperor Penguin

Amber Mellor

Room Leader

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Natalie Dodsworth

Deputy Nursery Manager

Children's Corner - Emperor Penguin

Amber Charters

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 a Burley Nursery?

Headingley Nursery is just a two-minute walk from Burley Park Train Station, making it great for parents commuting to work.

Its central location in Burley means that it is easily accessible from Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and the surrounding area.

What the Parents Say...

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Both of my daughter's attended breakfast club sessions until recently, they always looked forward to going and hated it when I stopped sending them. Would 100% recommend.

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We had both our boys here and cannot recommend this place enough. Staff were so attentive towards both boys and ensured the settled in and prepared before going into preschool. Thank you to all the staff at CC.

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We feel so lucky that both our children have spent their early years in the Children's Corner family. Our youngest is coming to the end of his time there and it really has been a home from home where we genuinely felt he has been loved, nurtured and encouraged to learn. Our daughter started school after leaving Childrens Corner's care happy, confident and more than ready to start school having made the most wonderfully special 'first' friendships who remain in her life well after leaving.

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Communicating with you

  • Daily Feedback

    At the end of each day, we will give you a verbal summary of everything your child has been up to throughout the day. This includes achievements they have made, activities they have been involved in as well as information regarding food eaten, sleeps and toileting.

  • Settling in Reports

    Once your child has been with us for six weeks, we will review their time here and provide you with a settling in report. This details how they have adapted to nursery and the friendships and bonds they have made over their first six weeks.

  • Learning Journeys

    We keep an electronic Learning Journey for each child at Headingley Nursery which can be accessed online via your unique password. This document contains pictures of your child enjoying their time at nursery and is a fantastic record for you to keep. It is also a helpful resource for your child’s reception teacher once they move on to primary school.

“The managers and staff establish positive partnerships with parents. A strong induction is offered, which provides parents with the opportunity to share information with the staff about their child. Settling-in sessions are also used to gain knowledge of children's strengths and interests. A parent app is used to communicate with parents to keep them up to date with what their child has experienced while at the setting.”

Little Blue Penguin Juggling

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About Children's Corner

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

Our aim is to ensure the whole nursery experience is a positive one for both parents and children by creating a friendly, caring environment where children can feel at home.

All our nurseries have either a ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating, so you can rest assured that by choosing Children’s Corner your child will receive the best care.

Cuddle time at Headingley

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!

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.

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?

Register for a Visit Today!

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

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

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Building Blocks at Headingley Nursery
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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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