Welcome!

Welcome to Bridges Nursery and Out of School Club. We are one of four privately owned provisions for children aged from birth to 11 years old. Bridges Nursery first opened in 1996. We operate from a former school building in the centre of Gateshead, designed solely for nursery use and have a range of nearby local facilities and public transport.

We cater for a diverse range of children from birth up to 11 years. There are parking facilities outside the nursery for dropping off and collecting your child/children. The nursery is registered with the governing body OFSTED and our certificate of registration is displayed within the entrance foyer. 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 using trips to local parks and amenities to encourage development of childrens knowledge and understanding of the world.

We have also been awarded with the Millies Mark award for paediatric first aid.


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Nurseries

We have four nurseries in various locations across the Northeast
We have centres in Newcastle, Gateshead and Hartlepool, located close to local amenities and public transport for easy access.
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Our Aim

We aim to provide your child with the highest quality childcare solution possible
We strive to provide professional, quality childcare at an affordable price. We keep our costs as low as possible at all times.
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Curriculum

We provide your child with the best possible start to their education
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum which covers childrens learning and development from birth to 5 years old.
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After School
& Holiday Club
Our After-School Club is intended to cater for parents of school age children who require a homely, friendly environment for their children. We offer wrap around care from 7-30am till 9am and also 3pm till 6pm, Monday to Friday. We offer specific activities for the older children and separate equipment and toys especially purchased for the group. We have a quiet space for the children who wish to do their homework and additionally we have computers, CD player, television, games consoles and a DVD player with a range of DVD's for all ages. Our outdoor play area means that the children also have access to plenty of fresh air and space. We also use the local park and the nearby Astroturf for football and other outdoor activities/games or just to sit and have a picnic if that is what's preferred. A freshly prepared balanced snack is provided every day, please see the Menu's page for examples. Breakfast is served each day and the children are able to choose between cereal, porridge or toast. During the school holidays we also offer Holiday Club on the same terms as After School Club. As spaces are limited please allow plenty of time and book in advance.