Blaydon Pre-School Nursery

Welcome to our friendly, caring nursery where we aim to provide childcare of the highest quality for children aged 2 – 4 years old. At Blaydon Pre School Nursery children learn through play, our experienced and qualified staff provide support and guidance to support learning and development. We have a safe, enabling and child centred environment which supports children to explore their surroundings and promotes their independence.

Our Pre-School. Our Family. Our Community

Based in Blaydon Youth and Community Centre we have great facilities for our children, including a purpose-built nursery, a large sports hall and excellent opportunities for outdoor play in our very own play area and around Blaydon Nature Reserve.

We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet the needs of the families and children in our community. We welcome children and families from all backgrounds and because we treat every child as an individual, we can tailor the support and care we provide to meet different needs.

We work to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which are areas of learning and development produced by early years professionals and the government for childcare providers to follow.

We aim to provide children and families with a fun, loving, safe and respectful environment where our children can thrive.  

Who can attend?

As mentioned above, we welcome children and families from all backgrounds and because we treat every child as an individual, we can tailor the support and care we provide to meet different needs. Due to this, we offer spaces for children of all abilities aged 2-4 years old including;

– privately funded places

–  children aged 2 years old with a ‘Golden Ticket’

– and funded places for 3-4 year old children.  

Session Times & Prices

Session Times & Prices

Nursery is open from 9am – 3pm Monday to Friday, term time only, with a choice of half day or full day sessions.  Session times and prices are as follows;

  • Half-day: 9.00am – 12.00pm / £15 per child, per session
  • Half-day: 12.00pm – 3.00pm / £15 per child, per session
  • Full-day: 9.00am – 3.00pm / £30 per child, per session

We also run a breakfast club from 7:30am – 9am and an after school club from 3pm – 6pm each day – please see our Breakfast Club and After School Club pages for more information

The Pre-School Team

All our staff have qualifications, experience and training in early years care and support. We are a small, close knit team who are dedicated to doing the best for each of the children who come to play and learn with us


Anna – Deputy Manager

Rachel – Childcare and Service Development Manager

Maddison – Apprentice Childcare Officer

Thea – Childcare Officer

Admission Inquiry


Blaydon Youth and Community Centre became one of our favoured venues during the first lockdown. As a training provider, we could continue to deliver our courses as they are educational and essential. Unfortunately, a lot of the venues we were already using had closed. On the search for more venues, we started contact with Susan Forster (Business Administrator) from Blaydon. She was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. Susan and the staff took great care of our delegates and trainer. The venue was always clean and Covid-19 secure, which was vital as a main concern for our delegates. Our trainers have had nothing but excellent feedback post training here and I cannot thank Susan and the team enough for all their hard work and support.

Due to our excellent experiences and the rapport built, we have decided to continue using this venue in 2021. We would highly recommend.

Thank you for taking good care of us. We really do look forward to working with you in 2021. Massive thank you to Susan for all her support.


We were extremely happy with the booking process; staff could not be more helpful. I wish all venues were as well kept and looked after us as well.

Due to Covid-19, it is very limited to what can be done but it was first rate. Everything I needed was to hand and Sue was on hand if we needed anything else.

The Centre facilities were very clean.

The venue is ideal for what we do, and staff go out of their way to help, the venue has sufficient parking and is very easy to find.


The booking process was easy to do and the staff were always extremely helpful in supporting any of our needs for the rooms we required. The staff were always very welcoming and extremely helpful. Refreshments were available but we did not use these facilities. The Sports Hall is a great space for leading sport sessions.

All the facilities were clean and well maintained. It was great to use a local facility to support our children with their PE lessons.

The children all thoroughly enjoyed their visits to the Sports Hall, and I would highly recommend the Centre for anyone looking to lead sports related activities to children.