To provide professional, quality and affordable childcare.
The Bridges Nursery and Out of School Club is one of five privately owned childcare 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 7.30am til 6pm.
The setting is on the Early Years Register and the voluntary and compulsory parts of the Childcare Register.150 children may attend the nursery at any one time including 40 that are able to attend the out of school club. The children are accommodated in nine rooms spread over two floors which consist of 6 Class Rooms, 2 Dining Rooms and 1 Sleep Room. Two of our class rooms aslo have free flow access to two fully enclosed areas for outdoor play. The children are free to choose indoor or outdoor play areas and are always fully supervised. A good surrounding area provides ample opportunities for trips to local parks and amenities to encourage development of children’s knowledge and understanding of the world.
All staff hold appropriate child care qualifications and work directly with the children. 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.
We offer a flexible service and are happy to accomodate parents with changing shift patterns.
We provide a breakfast club and afterschool club where you child would be offered breakfast/afternoon snack with a drop off or collection at School. We also provide a school nursery wrap around service offering collection or drop off at a School Nursery throughout the day, with a morning or afternoon session in our Nursery.
We provide a professional service in very safe and happy surroundings, preparing children for entry into Primary School. We take in children of all ages - a great asset to parents having two or more children, who wish to work.
The nursery has implemented the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) since September 2008, this allows the children the opportunity to actively learn, use personal initiative and to problem solve. The EYFS focuses on children's strengths and thus promotes childrens confidence in a an environment which is based on support and encouragement rather than child management.