A new nursery is due to open which will be ideal for parents who commute between Newton Aycliffe, Darlington and Teesside.
Bishopton Redmarshall CE Primary School has announced it is opening an early years foundation stage nursery in January 2016.
The school has undertaken extensive renovations to the nursery classroom to create a bright, spacious, custom-designed learning environment in which every child will be encouraged to achieve their full potential.
The new look nursery will form part of the Federation of Bishopton Redmarshall and Heighington CE Primary Schools who also work in partnership with the George Dent Nursery School in Darlington.
It will mean the nursery has access to a wealth of quality teaching staff, all focused on securing excellence.
The leadership team at the George Dent Nursery School, awarded outstanding by Ofsted in six consecutive inspections, will be working closely with the nursery to ensure it provides the highest standard of nursery provision available.
Based within Bishopton Redmarshall CE Primary School, the nursery will benefit from all of the excellent indoor and outdoor facilities the school has to offer, whilst also providing the nursery children with access to school meals and an out of hours club.
The nursery will initially provide childcare for around 12 children and will have the scope to provide further places in the future.
It will welcome children from the term after their third birthday when they qualify for 15 hours of funded childcare. The initial 15 hours will be organised to suit parental needs.
Places may be available for children from their third birthday by arrangement and subject to a competitive fee until they are eligible to receive their funding.
The nursery says it prides itself on providing a service which will enable parents and carers to work and live their daily lives, therefore, the long term plan is to offer a choice of half days, full days, extended care or selected days a week.
Perfectly located for Bishopton, Redmarshall and the surrounding villages, the nursery will provide a well needed early years education provision for young children within the school catchment area.
Due to its location between Stockton, Darlington and Newton Aycliffe it will also prove to be an ideal choice of nursery care for people commuting to and from work.
The national childcare voucher scheme is already in place across the federation of schools and are welcomed at the nursery.
Executive Headteacher Neil Parker said: “It’s wonderful to be opening the nursery in such an ideal location.
“Our experienced and high-quality professional teaching staff will ensure the nursery offers children an excellent level of early years education, within a safe and enjoyable learning environment.”
Labour MP for Sedgefield, Phil Wilson, praised the new nursery, adding: “It’s good to see a well-respected school within a rural belt community focusing on early years education, ensuring parents and carers of young children have easy access to such facilities without having to travel long distances.”
Parents and carers of young children of nursery age or below are welcome to visit the nursery to experience the facilities on offer and to meet the professional teaching staff.
For more information or alternatively to organise a visit by appointment, please contact 01740 630339 or [email protected]