Craghead Childcare @ Burnside

We are a sessional nursery situated in Burnside Family Centre, South Stanley.

We offer 15 hours, 2-4 year old places. Sessions are 9.00am - 12 noon Monday to Friday, term time only. Two, three and four year funded 15 hours is available for eligible children. However, parents/carers can opt to pay for the sessional care if not eligible.

We can accommodate 24 children each morning session. We are equipped to offer all areas of learning and includes provision for children who have special educational needs. We offer an inclusive environment for children to enjoy and thrive. Our SENCo has had experience supporting children with a range of additional needs and working alongside professionals supporting these children.

All staff are qualified to at least level 3 in childcare and education. All staff have experience and knowledge of caring for and educating all children and supporting parents.  All staff are qualified in first aid and attend a variety of courses to update their knowledge and experience in supporting children. Staff also attend regular safeguarding courses and meetings and the co-ordinator is the named Safeguarding Officer.

Our nursery has no secure outdoor space for the children to play in, however, we make the most of the outdoors by exploring the surrounding area. We have a large indoor area for physical development. We have close connections to the local care home. Snacks are prepared on premises and the nursery promotes healthy choices. Water is available all day and milk offered at snack time.

We achieved 'Good' from Ofsted in September 2018.

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When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Sessional care 9.00am-12noon. Term time only

Who to contact

Contact name
Michelle Holt
Contact position
Nursery Co-ordinator
07514 379 768

Where to go

Craghead Childcare @ Burnside
Burnside Family Centre
Mendip Terrace
County Durham


Free 3/4 yr places
Free 2 yr places
Will be providing 30 hours

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?

Other details

School drop off/collection
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Ofsted report
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Local Offer

Local Offer description

We welcome all children regardless of additional needs. We currently look after a child with physical disabilities who receives one to one support. In the past, we have looked after children on the autism spectrum.

We have adapted and received training to ensure we can cater for some complex needs, this has included, epilepsy training, epi-pen training and we have implemented PECs.

Staff work closely with speech and language therapists, portage as well as many other professionals to ensure that we are a truly inclusive setting.

Training is an ongoing process and is reviewed periodically or when we are aware of any changes to a child's needs.

Contact name
Michelle Holt
Contact telephone
07514 379 768
Contact email

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Address: Burnside Family Centre  Mendip Terrace  Stanley  County Durham

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