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Updated 20/05/2020

We plan to open more nurseries on the 1st of June depending on the government allowing all children to attend nursery. More information to follow.

 

Posted on the 24th March 2020:

In light of the Government announcement regarding the closure of all schools and nurseries from Friday (20 March 2020), we are committed to provide a service for Key Workers and Vulnerable Children who still require childcare in these uncertain times.

At the moment we have closed Tynemouth Nursery at North Shields and Tynemouth Nursery at T.M.C. as of the 24th March. Tynemouth Nursery will close on Friday the 27th of March.

Both Zone4kids and Tynemouth Nursery at Jesmond will close on Tuesday the 31st of March.

All Key Workers and Vulnerable Children from these settings will be looked after at Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill.

TYNEMOUTH NURSERY AT BILLY MILL WILL REMAIN OPEN

Key Workers

The Government has released a list of industries with Key Workers:

  • Health and social care
  • Education and childcare
  • Public services
  • Local and national government
  • Food and other necessary goods
  • Public safety and national security

For further information on Key Worker definitions, please visit the following links:

Gov.UK

Vulnerable Children

Children that are vulnerable are those with Special Education Needs, including children that need support with behaviour management. Other vulnerable groups of children are those with English as an additional language, those in receipt of 2 year or EYPP funding, with parents in the armed forces, where court orders or restricted access arrangements are in place and those that are, or who have previously been looked after by the local authority or who are known to Social Services.

This is not an exhaustive list, but the examples highlight what considerations should be taken into account to deem a child as vulnerable.