Leelas Ladybirds Private Day Nursery – For Quality Flexible Childcare


Leelas Ladybirds, a local family run business, first opened its doors to the public as a crèche/children’s centre in August 2015. In January 2016, it became a private day nursery and, just 14 months later, was awarded an impressive first OFSTED rating of “Good”.

Leelas Ladybirds Private Day Nursery

Situated next to Wycliffe CE Primary School on John Street in Shipley, Leelas Ladybirds offers a whole host of fantastic services for local families including private and funded nursery school places, flexible crèche facilities, before and after school childcare options, holiday clubs, a stay and play room, party packages and room hire.


The nursery provides childcare for children aged 0-5 years old, with free early education places available for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Split into two rooms, the Caterpillar Room caters for children aged 0-2 years old, and the larger Ladybird Room for children aged 2-5 years old. As well as a creative outdoor space for the children to enjoy, each of the two nursery rooms offer a wide variety of learning areas, specifically designed to promote discovery, play and development.

Leelas Ladybirds offers standard full and half day nursery sessions, but very much stands out from the crowd in terms of the flexibility of their provision. Whether you are in need of planned long-term or flexible short-notice childcare, Leelas Ladybirds are committed to finding solutions that work for you – just get in touch to discuss your specific requirements.

Before, After School & Holiday Clubs

Before and after school childcare is provided in the Flutter-Bug room, a particularly handy option if your child attends neighbouring Wycliffe CE Primary School. During the school holidays, Leelas Ladybirds also runs holiday clubs which offer a mixture of crafts and activities, including themed days, which are suitable for children of all ages.

Stay & Play

During term time, the general public can enjoy the little known Stay and Play facilities in the Flutter-Bug room.  Here you will find a good-sized soft play area with ball pool, a cosy baby area and a fabulous selection of toys which are rotated on a regular basis. Available Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm and suitable for children aged 0-5 years old, this is the perfect place to catch up with friends. Refreshments are not available to purchase, but you are more than welcome to bring or make your own using the hot water urn provided. A microwave is also available to heat up baby food. Please note that Leelas Ladybirds is a nut free site.

Prices for 2 hours of play: Babies in arms £1.50, Crawlers £2, Walkers £2.50

Party Packages & Room Hire

Looking for a party venue? Leelas Ladybirds offers weekend all-in-one children’s party packages from £120 for up to 11 children (additional children at a cost of £5 per child), or room only hire for you to create your own party or host an event. Prices are £30 for one hour, £50 for two hours and an additional £20 per hour, thereafter.

Contact Details

Address:     Leelas Ladybirds Private Day Nursery, Crown Works, John Street, Shipley, BD18 3HU

Telephone: 01274 597957

Email:          leelasladybirds@hotmail.com

Website:     leelasladybirds.co.uk

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