Little Owls Nurseries are the single largest provider of nursery places in Leeds.  We look after more than 2900, 3 month to 5 year olds each week at 29 sites across the city.

We are owned and run by Leeds City Council as a traded service for the families of Leeds to ensure sufficient childcare is available to all those that need it.

7 of our Nurseries have an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating and 22 have a ‘Good’ rating, many with ‘Outstanding’ features.

Where are we?

Our nurseries are located in the centre of your community, with excellent transport links to the city centre.

Although our nurseries are managed and operated to the same high standards, each one has its own unique atmosphere and surroundings.

Quality Childcare

Each nursery has a Daycare Manager and Assistant Manager on site looking after day to day operations. An Early Learning Manager also oversees 3 nurseries and ensures that quality standards are maintained.

We recruit staff with full and relevant childcare qualifications. Every year we also recruit 12 apprentices who go on to permanent employment once qualified. Our apprentices are paid the Leeds Living wage while training and are not counted in staff ratios until after their second term of learning, to ensure they are able to support children effectively.

What we do?

We provide full day care for children aged 3 months to 5 years between the hours of 8am and 6pm in 24 of our nurseries. We also have some term time only settings, which offer preschool education for 2 to 5-year-olds.

Your child can complete their early years journey with us right up until they start school. This enables your child to learn effectively surrounded by people they know, who understand them as an individual.

We also have strong links with the Children’s Centre family services, maternity services and health visitors. This gives the whole family easy access to free parenting support and advice.

Children from all communities and backgrounds are welcome at our nurseries. A Little Owls Nursery means that you are investing in your child’s early learning and childcare.