Located in Meanwood Community Centre

Open 9- 3pm

Term time only 

Children can attend  from 2 years old.


A New Adventure

Meanwood Valley Preschool opened its doors February 2019. We were previously located on Burton Crescent Headingley but due to flood damage in January 2018 we had to move.

Luckily we are still allowed to refer to our Outstanding OFSTED report received October 2018. Please be assured our practice as described relocated with the move.

Click here for our Ofsted Report

Meanwood Valley Preschool is located in Meanwood Community Centre  on Steinbeck Avenue.

This location provides an enviable opportunity to be part of of the bustling wider Community of Meanwood. The site boasts an open plan classroom style provision and an enormous natural outdoor area.

We have a strong partnership with Leeds Community Spaces with whom we have shared values.


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Spanish at Meanwood Valley Preschool

Children who attend Meanwood Valley Preschool have the opportunity to learn Spanish as part of our daily programme.Spanish is embedded into our daily routines and the children enjoy learning new words, songs and listening to Spanish stories and music.

SEND Support 

To find out more about our SEND support at Meanwood Valley Preschool please click here

To contact our  SENCO Sharon Hargreaves click here

Observations and Tapestry 

Your child will have a learning journey week every term.

We will let you know when it is your child’s turn and ask for your opinions. Staff will make detailed observations of your child and monitor their progress during their time with us. We will share this information with you by uploading the observations onto Tapestry. Shortly, you will receive login details for tapestry.  

Tapestry allows you to post things as well. It is fantastic when parents and carers post about their child because it allows us to discuss the experiences with the child and to develop any interests they have at home. You can post about anything that interests your child including family celebrations, day trips out or any achievements. 

Settling into the Preschool room 

We have a flexible attitude towards settling in and we are keen to work with parents and carers. If you have any concerns about how your child may settle, please speak to a member of staff and we can discuss the best ways to support your child.   

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Snacks and Lunch 

We provide a mid-morning and mid afternoon snack every day, including fruit, breadsticks, crackers or a biscuit and a choice of milk or water to drink.  

If your child is staying for lunch, please provide a named and healthy packed lunch, we will provide a drink of milk or water.  

I qualified as a teacher from the University of East Anglia in 2003, specialising in teaching children from age 3-7. I also taught in New Zealand where I gained experience of Reggio Amelia.
Initially I taught a range of age groups but I soon developed a passion for working in the Early Years. I find creating a warm and caring environment where the children are free to explore, be curious and experiment, whilst extending their thinking, their early concepts and setting challenges incredibly rewarding.
Emily Haskins

EYFS Lead, Meanwood Valley Preschool

I love working as the Pastoral Lead at preschool.

I enjoy working with children , parents and staff  to make them as happy as possible at Meanwood Valley Preschool. Michele Cobb

Pastoral Care , Meanwood Valley Preschool

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