About Us

Ashley Newcomb

Ashley Newcomb, the founder of Leaps and Ladders believes that parenting can be breezier and childhood can be sunnier with just a little expert guidance. She began her 16-year career as a nanny while still in high school. She has always been passionate about caring for children, supporting families, and serving the community. Born in Chicago and raised in Oklahoma, Ashley attended Saint Louis University earning undergraduate degrees in Exercise Science, Spanish, and Psychology. She returned to her Chicago roots to attend Erikson Institute, where she earned her Masters Degree in Child Development.

While her career has taken her on a journey through schools, daycares, preschools, hospitals, and family homes Ashley has always felt called to empowering, supporting, and educating families throughout pregnancy, birth, and the first few years of family life. She has helped thousands of families throughout her career, and looks forward to working with yours. Ashley believes that there is no one right way to parent, preferring to get to know each individual family and their unique needs.