Barnardo's Nursery @ Blyth West Children’s Centre
The nursery is open 51 weeks of the year; we are open 7:30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. The nursery is very flexible offering part time places including morning or/and afternoon sessions as well as full time places.
During each session children are provided with home cooked meals by a qualified cook on site. Throughout the day children are provided with breakfast, lunch and tea and two healthy snacks. We also cater for children’s individual dietary needs.
The nursery consists of a fully qualified team, many up to degree level. All staff have a valid enhanced DBS check and complete an in depth induction.
We are a nursery with a purpose built centre situated in grounds specially developed for children, including an enclosed outdoor play area. We offer places for children aged 0-5 years of age and understand the importance of learning to play in a high quality environment in addition to the needs of working parents. We value the individuality of each child and believe in working in close partnership with parents to make sure every child is happy, healthy and safe.
"Overall, the quality of the provision is good. Children are cared for in a safe, nurturing and inclusive environment where they make good progress in their learning and development. Children are extremely happy and confident and independently select from the various good quality resources available to them" Ofsted 2009
Our purpose built nursery, with its electronic door entry system, consists of three separate rooms for different age groups.
All three rooms are brightly decorated, providing age appropriate resources readily available to the children, enabling them to play and learn.
Each room has access to a large stimulating outdoor area which children access frequently throughout the nursery day and experience all weather conditions using the appropriate clothing and protection.
- Butterfly: 0 - 2yrs
- Bumble Bee: 2 - 3yrs
- Dragonfly: 3 - 5yrs
Each child is allocated a key person who is a member of staff responsible for getting to know you and your child. He/she will keep a record of observations and take photographs for your child’s progress file. These observations are a way of identifying your child’s interests and planning for these to make sure that he/she fulfils their potential.