About Us

Footprints Day Nurseries were fully set up and privately owned by me, Joanne 🙂

When I was just 26 years old I decided that working for others’ and having my passion restricted was just not for me anymore! I set out on my journey wondering if it would all just be a dream, and believe me, I still have to pinch myself most days when I look back at how far we have come!

I have worked in private day care settings since 2008 when I first qualified in becoming a Nursery Nurse, my enthusiasm and passion only grew with each setting I worked in, each promotion I gained until I reached the point that I wanted to be able to give more!

Although I set up a ‘buisness’; Footprints is far more than that for me! It is my livelihood, it made me even more determined and passionate than I knew was possible and I am so proud of where we are now! I simply want our children to thrive; to learn; to ooze confidence and to be the very best version of themselves.

I originally set up our amazing little North Shields setting in 2016, a 22 place nursery to allow me to invest fully and ensure this would all work out. In 2018 I gained the opportunity to battle for the amazing purpose built building we now occupy in Wallsend, a 104 place setting, formerly known as Wallsend Sure Start!

I am so grateful for the amazing staff who support myself, our little ones, their families and each other every single day! Our aim is simply to be the best in North Tyneside and to always provide the highest standards of care and education to every child.

At Footprints Day Nursery children can enhance their learning and development through new, exciting and stimulating activities whilst having access to enclosed, secure outdoor play areas.

We endeavour to offer the highest quality setting and standard of care and we welcome the regular Ofsted inspection.

Footprints day nursery is registered with Ofsted, staff to child ratios will always be maintained.

Footprints day nursery is registered with Ofsted.

View our North shields Ofsted report


View our Wallsend Ofsted report