​"Working with parents towards the best start in life"

Children's Corner Childcare


Hello and welcome,


Thank you for taking the time to look at our website.  


My name is Lesley Dawson and I am the founding Director of Children's Corner Childcare.  


I set my first nursery up in 1995 when I couldn't find a nursery that I was confident could give my first son Joe a friendly, safe, learning environment. 


My previous career as a police officer had given me a real insight into life but nothing prepared me for being totally overwhelmed with love for my own children and it had to be a very special place with dedicated people that I would leave my boys in.  


Since our first nursery, we have grown and now have 7 sites across Leeds caring for over 500 children each week, with a new setting planned for 2015.  My husband Allan and my sons, Joe, Mattie and Charlie are all Directors of the company now.  Though my sons are at University now they do bring fresh ideas and young eyes to the business when they are home.


I have continued to run the business as a mum first, choosing staff and premises with the question, "Would I have left my boys with this person or in this place?"  It seems to work.  


I am very much aware of the challenges faced by parents today.  One of the reasons we introduced our Family Time Programme to give you more quality time with your children.  We all also strive very much to give all children a high quality early years education which will hopefully lead to a lifelong love of learning. 


I hope you will afford us the opportunity to show you around our nursery or out of school club and to offer us the chance to join you in giving your child the very best start in life.  You are very welcome any time. 


For now all I can say is, enjoy every minute because like everyone always says, time really does pass so quickly and they go

from the photo on the left to the one on the right in a blink of an eye.


Warmest wishes,  Lesley