Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill

Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill shortlisted for national award!

We are delighted to announce that Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill has been selected for the final for the Nursery Outdoor Learning Environment category in the NMT Nursery Awards 2020!

More information to follow!

Winners of the NMT Nursery Awards 2020 will be presented with their trophies at a virtual Awards Presentation held on Thursday 26th November 2020.

 

About the Awards

NMT Nursery Awards 2020 is an annual event organised by Nursery Management Today, the leading business publication in the nursery sector and sponsored by key companies providing services in the sector. The Awards are designed to reward excellence in childcare and celebrate the very best people in the Nursery Sector. There were 16 categories to enter overall and there were four or five finalists in each category. All finalists will be reviewed by 2 independent judges for each category. For more information and all categories, please visit http://nmt-magazine.co.uk/nursery-awards/awards/

Tynemouth Nursery at North Shields moves to Billy Mill

We are Moving!

Tynemouth Nursery at North Shields has moved 0.4miles to our Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill site at 142-144 Queen Alexandra Road West. The setting has recently been fully re-furbished to happily accommodate the 2 settings.

Please see our virtual tour here:

This was following the news that the QA Sixth Form College at Hawkeys Lane will be relocated at Tyne Met College, Wallsend this Summer.

This means the site, that Tynemouth Nursery at North Shields occupied, will not be maintained and will be cleared over the next 12 months. Due to this decision we have decided to amalgamate the North Shields nursery with Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill and not re-open North Shields on Monday the 29th of June as previously planned.

This did come as a big shock and there have been a few tears shed by many of us, as this nursery was a fantastic setting.

However, the amalgamation of Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill has seen staff, parents and children merge into a lovely setting that is only 0.4miles from the North Shields former site.

We have exciting plans for the new amalgamated nursery including incorporating a forest nursery school with our accredited forest schoolteacher.

We would like to thank all the parents and staff who have helped make this transition as smooth as possible.

The nursery refurbishment has been amazing as these pictures show:

Questions & Answers for re-opening June 1st

We have had lots of questions from parents/carers regarding re-opening and we have tried to put all of these on the following information sheet.

Questions and Answers

Please feel free to email us if there are any other questions you may think of.

Latest opening news 27/05/2020

Subject to Government approval the following is the latest information on our settings, regarding opening on the 1st of June

Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill                 Open now for Key Workers               Will open for all children on June 1st

Tynemouth Nursery                                       Closed now                                           Will open for all children on June 1st

Tynemouth Nursery at Jesmond                 Closed now                                           Will open for all children on June 1st

Zone4kids at Whitley Lodge                        Closed now                                           Will open for all children on June 1st

Tynemouth Nursery at North Shields         Closed now                                           Awaiting confirmation on opening date from College, if we are not allowed to open on June 1st, children will have guaranteed place at Billy Mill until NS re-opens

Tynemouth Nursery at YMC                         Closed now                                           Awaiting sate from college, will not be June 1st, children will have guaranteed place at Billy Mill until TMC re-opens

Zone4kids at Coquet Park                             Closed now                                           Awaiting confirmation on opening date from School, if we are not allowed to open on June 1st, children will have guaranteed place at Zone4kids at Whitley Lodgel until CP re-opens

Government guide for Nurseries 24/05/2020

The Government has released today a Department for Education document on guidance regarding ‘A planning guide for early years and childcare settings’ re-opening from June 1st at the earliest.

Needless to say we will be studying this over the next few days and making sure everything is covered by our Safety Operating Procedure, released on the 20th of May 2020. Will will make amendements if necessary.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preparing-for-the-wider-opening-of-early-years-and-childcare-settings-from-1-june/planning-guide-for-early-years-and-childcare-settings