North Shields

Footprints Day Nursery North Shields is a 22 place nursery which opened in 2016. We are a private day nursery providing care and education for babies and children from 6 weeks to 5 years on a term time basis. We offer a fun and inviting, home from home, learn through play environment to allow your little one to thrive in.

We are committed to providing a happy and safe environment for all children who attend our Nursery. Our aim is simply to be the best in the local North Tyneside area and to provide the highest standards of care and education for every child, whether they attend each day or for just one session per week. We endeavour to offer the highest quality setting and standard of care; we welcome the regular Ofsted inspection.

At Footprints, we aim to create an inclusive environment for all children and families. Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is here to help children with additional needs. Our staff receive regular training in areas like Chatterbox, Portage training, and Early Help assessments. We collaborate closely with professionals like Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Occupational Therapists, as well as the Early Years Communication Outreach Team and local authorities. Through individual play plans and targeted learning, we ensure each child can fully engage with our curriculum and reach their maximum potential. Your child’s development and well-being are our top priorities at Footprints.

Children are encouraged to confidently explore the playroom as well as freely accessing the outdoor area.Through observing children’s individual interests and needs, staff can successfully plan experiences and activities using the 7 areas of learning and development within the Early Years Foundation Stage, allowing development and building new skills on a daily basis.

At Footprints Day Nursery children can enhance their learning and development through new, exciting and stimulating activities whilst having free access to the enclosed, secure outdoor courtyard. The open plan courtyard has soft surfacing which is safe for all babies and children to explore with confidence. We have created an allotment area for the children to grow their own fruit and vegetables, which they can enjoy planting, taking care of and then enjoy during meal and snack times.

What do we offer?

Full day care for children ages 6weeks-5years old.
Term time only – We are open 39weeks per year as per North Tyneside Council holiday dates.

Full day – 7:30-6.00
Half days 7:30-12:30 / 1:00-6:00
School day – 9:00-3:00

We offer funded places to all eligible children on a term time only basis!

Our parent friendly app – tap the app and see all you need to know!
We have a fantastic parent friendly app which allows you to view your child’s day from your smartphone or desktop; you can interact with staff; view your child’s learning and progress; view your invoices and so much more!

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