The Bridges Nursery and out of school club is one of four privately owned provisions for children aged from birth to 11 years old. Registered from 1996, We operate from a former school building in the centre of Gateshead, near to local facilities and public transport. The nursery is open each weekday from 07.30 until 18.00.
The setting is on the Early Years Register and the voluntary and compulsory parts of the Childcare Register. 97 children may attend the nursery with an extra 40 able to attend the out of school club at one time. Currently there are 165 children on roll; this includes children who attend the out of school working towards the Early Years Foundation Stage. The children are accommodated in seven rooms spread over two floors; and there is a fully enclosed area for outdoor play. A good surrounding area provides ample opportunities for using trips to local parks and amenities to encourage development of childrens knowledge and understanding of the world.
The nursery and out of school club currently employ over 40 staff. All staff hold appropriate child care qualifications and work directly with the children; and there is additional domestic staff. The nursery supports children who are learning English as an additional language. We are a member of the National Day Nursery Association and were awarded the, Quality Assured, accreditation in 2007.
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For a copy of the EYFS Parents Guide for Bridges Nursery Click Here. this will give you an insight into the framework that we will be following when working with your child.