Ladybirds Day Nursery & Pre-School, Methley

Located in Church Side with close links to Methley Primary School, Partou Ladybirds is an Oftsed ‘Good’ rated day nursery and pre-school which welcomes children up to the age of five from across the local Leeds community.

Our grade II listed building provides a unique learning environment that awakens children’s creativity and allows access to an exciting outdoor exploration area that features its own mini-woodland, obstacle course, and allotment.

Facilities

Classes and activities planned around the individual needs and interests of each child

A sensory room, designed with lights and colours which stimulate babies

Healthy and delicious meals from our seasonal menu, freshly prepared at the nursery

Enclosed woodland with its own adventure playground for exciting outdoor activities

Highly qualified and experienced staff with enhanced DBS checks

Funded Childcare Places Available

The Partou experience

At Partou, the children lead the way. They explore their surroundings and learn about the world they live in, by choosing for themselves which activity they want to join in with next.

Our team are there to care for them and keep them safe. To nurture their emerging abilities and encourage them to seize each fun-packed day. But not to tell them what to do next.

Why? Because when children are allowed to choose their own activities, rather than being told what to do, they naturally choose the activities they’re most interested in. And scientific research has shown that being interested in what they’re doing is the easiest and best way for children to learn.

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Food & nutrition

Creating healthy eating habits for young children stretches far beyond their time with us. It encourages a lifelong positive relationship with food whilst building healthy bodies and healthy minds. Here’s how we encourage healthy eating habits:

  • Rotating menus: Evidence shows regular exposure to foods helps children to develop their taste for them, yet we still want to offer variety. So, we rotate our menus on a three-to-four-week basis, offering the perfect balance between exposing children to new foods yet allowing them to become familiar with flavours.
  • A lunchtime focus: We prioritise lunch as a time where children can enjoy their food. There is a social aspect to all lunches and, where possible, children are encouraged to take an active interest in the food they eat.
  • Fresh food everyday: We serve children fresh food every day and accommodate many different dietary requirements. We have procedures in place to protect children with food allergies and offer different meal options too. If your child has a dietary requirement, simply let us know as part of our registration process and we’ll make sure we meet the needs of your child.

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Nursery fees

Full time
Weekly Rate
Daily
7:30am – 6:00pm
Morning
7:30am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£311.25 £64.50 £43.75 £38.25

 

Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
10% discount off eldest child’s fees for siblings

  • Universal 15 hours free childcare entitlement is available to all 3 and 4 year olds, extending to 30 hours for eligible working families*.
  • 15 hour free childcare entitlement is also available to 2-year-olds subject to availability.

For the latest childcare funding information, please visit our dedicated resource page.

* Please note that free childcare entitlement from the government is only applied to the ‘care’ element of your invoice and does not cover meals which are charged at £6.85 per morning session and £5.85 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.80 per morning session and £0.80 per afternoon session.

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Ladybirds
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01977 554443

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

Ladybirds Private Day Nursery, Church Side, Methley, Leeds LS26 9BJ

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What families say?

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Rumbi C

5 stars

22 February 2024

Our son who is almost 3 has been going there since October 2023 and has settled in really well. We love that we get an update every day in person and on an app with pictures of how his day was. He loves going there and even before the weekend is over he’s already excited to go. The teachers are gr...

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F P

5 stars

21 February 2024

Ladybirds Private Day Nursery and Pre-school is a wonderful nursery, with an incredibly kind and caring team. Our son has been attending for just over a month, in their baby room. We were so nervous about him starting but straight away - even from the very first settling-in session - they took the ti...

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B D

5 stars

20 February 2024

Friendly, nurturing environment at Ladybirds Private Day Nursery and Pre-school. My child's speech and confidence have improved since attending. The staff are genuinely caring and invested in your child's development and well-being and get to know the children as individuals. Keep up the fantas...

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Alana B

5 stars

20 February 2024

My child has been going to Ladybirds Private Day Nursery and Pre-school since November 2021 and I am so happy with the experience we have had so far. My daughter is thriving and the staff are so supportive, I cannot rate this nursery highly enough. All staff members are friendly, and the nursery ...

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Victoria W

5 stars

20 February 2024

Our daughter loves Ladybirds Private Day Nursery and Pre-school. She has been here for thirteen months after a poor experience in a previous nursery. I was anxious to leave her in another nursery setting but I needn't have been. Our daughter settled amazingly well from the start, the staff are just b...

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G T

5 stars

26 September 2023

My daughter has been going here for a few months, after a bad experience at a different nursery in the area I was so anxious about her starting another nursery. She only goes one day a week but they have made such an effort in making her feel so welcome, she loves it and seems so happy there. She...

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Megan A

5 stars

22 February 2023

My daughter has been at Ladybirds Private Day Nursery and Pre-school, Methley for 4 months now. We had some issues at first which we raised with the nursery, mainly how often the app was updated and some other things but these were resolved quickly and feedback taken onboard. I’ve never once doubte...

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F C

5 stars

20 February 2023

I highly recommend Ladybirds Private Day Nursery and Pre-school, Methley. My daughter has a lovely time there; the activities are fun and educational, the outside space is great, the food always sounds delicious and the inside is so cosy and homely. She loves the staff there and they keep us updated ...

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Lisa T

5 stars

16 February 2023

Our son absolutely loves going to Ladybirds Day Nursery. He is given many wonderful activities to do each day with his friends. He particularly enjoys books and is thrilled when he visits the library bus. The care given is exemplary, he adores all the key workers and the food. As a parent, I am kept ...

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Becky F

5 stars

16 February 2023

Absolutely amazing nursery, I could not ask for anything more, they know my little boy so well and he has settled in brilliantly. All the staff are just amazing! I’m so pleased we picked this nursery I can’t recommend it enough. Thank you so much!!

Sarah M

5 stars

15 February 2023

Our daughter has settled in to the nursery over the past few months really well, all the staff have been really supportive and positive, nothing is ever too much trouble. I’ve felt so at ease with her being there and couldn’t have asked for an easier transition.

E B

5 stars

15 February 2023

Really friendly staff and very caring with the children. Great selection of resources and a variety of activities done with the children. Regularly spend time outside and additional equipment has been bought over the last 6 months and the children love it.

Ella P

5 stars

15 February 2023

My daughter has been attending Ladybirds Private Day Nursery and Pre-school, Methley now for nearly a year. The staff are always really friendly and inviting. I feel very confident in the level of care that each carer gives as sometimes my daughter may not be with her own key worker some days. She is...

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S T

5 stars

15 February 2023

Really great nursery all staff are very friendly and are truly invested in the children. My daughter loves attending and I love the learning book so we can see what she has got up to. They do extra activities around holidays which is lovely for parents to get a chance to see how their child interacts...

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Bethany C

5 stars

15 February 2023

I couldn’t recommend them enough, just the best. The moment I first stepped into the nursery, I loved it. The environment is beautiful, a great mix of fun and educational yet still has a warm home feeling. The staff are amazing, they have a genuine care and interest for their children and it is cle...

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Why Partou?

For us at Partou, childcare isn’t just a job, it’s a journey – one where every child leads us in a unique new direction.

As part of the Netherlands’ largest childcare group, we’ve access to world-leading expertise in learning and development, so you can be confident your child will benefit from an experience as unique as they are.

Of course, care is as much about empathy as education, and ours is a child-led approach that emphasises building confidence and curiosity – so that every child in our care has the freedom to flourish.

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Reassurance for you and your little one

Care

Care is an empathic understanding between adult and child; the child trusts because they know they are seen and understood.

Compassion

Kindness is at the core of our approach to care. Boundaries are established through discovery, not discipline.

Continuous learning

We create a listening environment where the learning experience adapts to the needs of the child, not the other way around.

Knowledge hub

Supporting your child’s transition to school

We recognise that starting “big school” can be a worrying time for both you and your child and talking about it certainly helps.

Your child’s key person is always on hand to discuss the transition with you, to guide and support and to help make it as smooth as possible....

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Getting ‘big school’ ready with Partou

At Partou, we know that starting school is a key milestone for children and their family.

There is the element of the unknown as well as the change in routine, environment, and new people to make relationships with and build attachments to. This includes the adults too!

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How to promote sensory development in babies

As adults, we may take our sense of smell or sight for granted, but during the first year of life a baby’s senses have a lot of developing to do.

Promoting sensory development is beneficial during your baby’s first year to help them adapt to the world, as well as supporting both mental...

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