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Outstanding again!

Zone4kids at Whitley Lodge judged outstanding again by Ofsted!

It was another amazing Ofsted inspection for Zone4kids at Whitley Lodge on the 14th of March 2024. Some 6 years after our last outstanding inspection Nursery Manager, Jayne Turnbull and her amazing team repeated their previous success and were awarded with an outstanding judgement.

Managing Director, Robert Kilsby stated, ‘This is just reward for how well this setting is run, Jayne has an amazing work ethic and puts everything she can into making this nursery so special. We must also praise area manager, Michelle, and all the staff for their dedicaton and enthusiasm in making Zone4kids such an outstanding setting. To have outstanding for 2 consecutive inspections shows there is a consistent level of exemplary childcare at all times’

Director Kaye Kilsby was also delighted and very pleased to arrange a night of celebration at the nearby Davantis in Whitley Lodge.

Zone4kids Whitley Lodge night out to celebrate getting Ofsted outstanding again in 2024!

You can read the report by clicking on the link below




Tynemouth Nursery at Battle Hill, Wallsend Refurbished!

We are delighted to announce that our lovely nursery at Battle Hill, Wallsend has been lovingly refurbished over the last few weeks. Now open to all the public all year round we are delighted to invite you to see the end results of all our hard work.

Book a visit on our Tynemouth Nursery at Battle Hill web page and see for your self this fantastic nursery with its massive gardens and easy to drop off and collect car park.

Here’s a few pictures to show some of the things we have done:



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

First virtual tour of Tynemouth Nursery completed!

We are delighted to announce our very first virtual tour! Tynemouth Nursery was first and we will be filming at most of our settings very soon. Hope you enjoy the video of our lovely nursery.

A message from the Directors

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our landscape beyond belief. It has brought huge challenges to every single member of the world’s population. This is a challenge that we have all risen to and whether it is a Key Worker working on the front line treating patients with Covid-19 or a Grandma missing out on cuddles from her grandchildren as she stays home to protect the NHS, or those who ensure they keep 2 metres from other people during their weekly shop,  they have all played their part in beating this pandemic and getting us back to normality as soon as possible.

We as a Nursery Group with seven settings have created one hub at Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill to look after Key Workers and vulnerable children from all our settings and indeed any new parents who need our help.

The team at Billy Mill are from all our settings and are doing a fantastic job helping those parents/carers who need our help to carry out their essential duties in beating this pandemic. The staff themselves have become Key Workers and it is fitting that we all think of them with NHS workers and other Key Workers on the now regular Thursday night applause at 8.00pm.

We will continue to monitor numbers and if demand for Key Workers childcare increases, we will deploy more staff to Billy Mill and if demand increases further, we will re-open more settings as appropriate.

We will not turn away any Key Worker or Vulnerable child, there will always be childcare available at one of our Settings.

We chose Billy Mill as it is the most central nursery of all our settings and has good road links to the Coast and Newcastle.

Although in many ways it would have been easier and financially more sensible to close all our settings we had a strong determination to play our part in this challenge and offer the childcare needed to those on the front line. We are more and more certain as each day passes that this was the right decision.

Other nurseries are closed and concerned about their future as government changes in funding and furloughing have had a major impact on their future sustainability.

I wanted to make sure that all our Parents/Carers who are currently ‘on hold’ know that we are a long established company, incorporated in 1999, we are resilient and we have done everything in out power to manage this situation and steer our way through this crisis. We will be here for you when this is over!

Kaye and I are passionate about delivering the very highest quality of childcare. We are having the nurseries checked and ‘serviced’ on a regular basis so we can open very quickly as and when everyone gradually gets back to normal.

If needed we will introduce new settling in sessions and we will do everything in our power to make sure coming back to nursery is as smooth and as stress free as possible.

So we are strong, we are up for the fight, we are determined to play our part in beating this virus and we are determined to be ready for you as soon as you need us and are allowed to return to nursery.

Robert KIlsby B.Sc., A.C.M.A and Kaye Kilsby

Founders and Directors