Leap Ahead 


Currently this site is closed for repairs

please contact our Nunsthorpe nursery for information & Spring Villa places

Opening Times & Contact Details

Open Monday - Friday 7.30am-6pm

Full Day care available.

'Sessional' funded times available for 'education funded sessions'

Morning - 8.45-11.45 am

Afternoon- 1-4 pm

Short Day 8.30-4pm *

For fees information please see the Terms & Conditions page

Telephone - 01472 456116

Email - [email protected]

Leap Ahead @Spring Villa

There has been a nursery based on the current site since the 1970's where the owner of grand Spring Villa opened the nursery due to local demand for parents.  Located on the ground floor the nursery has been sympathetically designed to create a Home from Home environment for younger children.  Close to the town centre on Bargate (one of the main arterial roads into the town) the nursery is ideally located for local parents, parents working on or close to the town centre of for those accessing the local college & university. 

Baby & Toddler Unit ( max 15 spaces over 3 rooms)

Our Baby & Toddler Rooms are designed so the young baby & growing toddler can feel first & foremost feel secure & natured.

We have 3 rooms where children from birth to 2 years can access during the day which we believe is more homely that being in 'one room' all day.

The rooms have been created to give a homely feel with wall paper & soft lighting with lots of soft furnishing. Our resources & toys are second to none & of high quality.  The use of natural & open ended resources start right from a young age so our children are 'Learning to play a natural way'.

Staff in our nurturing rooms are all qualified to a high level & varying levels of experience but all with the ethos where the child's care & well- being is paramount.

The Preschool Area 2 -4 years ( 24 spaces)

The Preschool Room has access to out beautiful & fun outdoor area.

The calming colours of the preschool support children not to be over stimulated so they can concentrate further on the activities they are taking part in.  Again high quality, open ended & authentic toys & resources support children in leaning to be curious about their special place & the world around them.

Learning comes from child led interests with adults providing 'Invitations to Learn' something new through careful observation & planning for each child's needs based on their own level of development.

With space to be imaginative, creative, curious & space to observe the world go by if needed, our Preschool really does provide the requirements needed for the 2-4 year old who is primed & ready for learning & exploring through play.

What Ofsted say about us...

 Staff track individual children's progress effectively over time and promptly identify any  gaps in their development. Accurate assessments of what children can do are used to plan the next steps in learning for each child. All children, including those who speak English as an additional language, make good progress in their learning.

Staff have high expectations for behaviour. They consistently provide children with positive praise for their good behaviour. Children respect each other and are learning to share and take turns as they play.

Arrangements for safeguarding are effective. The management team implements a range of policies and procedures to effectively promote children's safety. This includes robust recruitment procedures. The induction process for new staff is extremely thorough, ensuring that only suitable people are employed to work with the children. There are effective systems in place to monitor staff performance and raise the quality of teaching. Staff are well qualified and experienced. They attend training to continue to update their knowledge of how children learn and develop. This has a positive impact on the outcomes for children.

Children feel emotionally secure. Babies enjoy close contact with  staff and sit on their lap for comfort when they are tired. The effective key-person system  helps staff to get to know the children well and support them to settle when they first  start.

December 2015

To see the full report, please click on the link below:-


Fees @ Spring Villa

Under 3's

Am session opening til 1pm - £26.50 

Pm session 1pm til close - £24.50 

Full Day - £46.50 

Full Time - £202.00 - no further discounts apply

Hourly rate - £5.35 on top of a session

£7.50 stand alone (min 2 hours subject to availability)

Over 3's

Am session opening til 1pm - £24.75 

Pm session 1pm til close - £23.00

Short Day 8.45am-4pm  - £42.50

Full Day - £44.50 

Full Time - £198.00 (inclusive of all meals & snacks) - no further discounts apply

Hourly rate - £5.35 on top of a session

£7.50 stand alone (min 2 hours subject to availability)


The Governments tax free Childcare Scheme could save you 20% on your Childcare Fees.

Please visit www.childcarechoices.co.uk for more information on that & how else the Government can assist with paying for childcare including how to apply for FUNDED CHILDCARE PLACES.

We offer a 10% Sibling discount ( no further discount on full time places)