Tynemouth Nursery at North Shields
Registered for 52 children and based within the Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College site our nursery offers children the ability to make choices and mix with children of various ages. With two large spacious and well resourced rooms along with a quiet library/IT room children can explore their environment and access all areas freely and securely.
Based on the site of Tyne Metroploitan College Queen Alexandra Road the nursery operates Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6pm and offers a range of flexible sessions to suit each families child care needs.
With an outstanding mission statement staff work in partnership with parents and other professionals to provide children with exceptional care and learning opportunities. A large outdoor area with climbing apparatus, planting/gardening sections and a music area offers children varied choices and educational fun. Heavy investment has been agreed to introduce digital learning journals, state of the art resources and Millie’s Mark.
Staff hold a range of qualifications up to a level 5 in Early Years and continuously access courses to develop their skills further and enhance the experiences for the children in their care.
We are proud to have the prestigious Millie’s Mark accreditation, having the Millie’s Mark award demonstrates our commitment to going above and beyond the minimum requirements for keeping children safe. It shows that all our staff working directly with children not only hold a paediatric first aid certificate but that they are also competent in how to apply this in practice. This has been awarded by the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) in association with the Department for Education and Millie’s Trust who say, “The process for Millie’s Mark is not only that all staff hold a paediatric first aid certificate, but also that you have reflected on your practice to ensure that there are tight processes and documentation in place and that staff are competent and confident to apply paediatric first aid in practice. It is a process that has taken you between three and six months and ensured that you have worked as a team to fulfil the Millie’s Mark criteria and ensure that staff are able to keep children safe and minimise the risks and accidents” Well done again for this fantastic achievement!
The large light rooms are spacious, well equipped and homely and have recently (June 2017) had a major refurbishment. This creates an excellent environment with wonderful home corners, small world areas, mark making areas, construction areas with real size foam bricks, reading and relaxing areas and a large messy areas for the children to explore and learn!
If you are interested in a career at Tynemouth Nursery Group, please register your interest here.