Monday - Friday 7:30AM - 6.00PM

“I am absolutely delighted to be able to share with you our first OFSTED inspection report. I am thrilled with the feedback we received, here are a few insights into what our inspector told us and you can read the report in full”


Nursery Manager

Our Inspector said .. “children enter the nursery happily.. with big smiles on their faces. …they thoroughly enjoy their time at YMCA Day Nursery.” 

“Children in the baby room develop their independence from an early age. They learn how to feed themselves using a spoon at mealtimes.”

“Staff provide babies with resources and activities that help them to develop strength and coordination.”

For example: “Babies choose their own book and learn how to handle them as they look at the pictures.”

“Staff know their key children well. They talk about them knowledgeably. Staff keep parents informed about their children’s development.”
“The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.”
“The learning environment is inviting and there are lots of exciting resources that are easily accessible to children.”

Welcome to YMCA Nursery

We believe every family should have the support they need to develop and lead more fulfilling lives.

We offer your child a warm, safe and caring environment in which they can grow, learn and develop. Delivered by a team that is committed to ensuring your child has the best chance of reaching their potential.

We strive to always put the needs of your child first and to ensure that your child is individually challenged through play and learning. Each and every day we aim to support your child to develop creativity, become confident in who they are, and appreciate the community within which they live.

We offer a chance to become part of something bigger: part of YMCA, in the heart of our local community.

Yours sincerely

Dean CEO Signature

Dean Titterton

Chief Executive Officer – YMCA North Tyneside
On behalf of the whole YMCA Day Nursery Team

Why choose YMCA?

  • A welcoming, warm, safe and secure environment in which your children are valued and their happiness, enthusiasm and individuality is fostered.
  • Developing the children’s self esteem and confidence and encouraging independence, teamwork and consideration for everyone.
  • Providing play-based sessions that offer a variety of experiences through active learning both indoors, and outdoors in our allotment and play area.
  • We promote equal opportunities for all. We offer a child centered environment which recognises the unique abilities of each child, and provides support which is appropriate to their needs.
  • We encourage a close relationship between home and nursery staff so that parents can work with us to further their child’s success.

3 age groups to help them find their way…


0 – 2 years

  • We have a large open plan area for messy play and creative activities, as well as sensory exploration and a comfortable sleep room with cots and mats. Our designated areas encourage safe and independent movement.

  • Babies have designated time to access to the main sensory room, multi-purpose room and outdoor area.

  • Our fully equipped kitchen area allows for the preparation of healthy snacks and bottle making.

  • Take a look at our 360° virtual tour here!


2 – 3 years

  • The emphasis of toddler areas room is learning through play and social interactions. Activities include messy play, role play, singing, story time, construction and small world.
  • There are lots of resources to encourage children to use their imagination, develop creativity and explore the world around them; especially through outdoor play.
  • The sensory room is utilised to provide a comfortable space for toddlers to rest and sleep, if required.
  • Take a look at our 360° virtual tour here!


3 – 5 years

  • With a huge array of opportunities, our pre-school play room is an exciting place to be. Activities include; arts and crafts, story time, construction toys and tasks, games and lots of outdoor play.
  • Our team ensure children can express their ideas and feelings both through independent play and group activities.
  • Our goal is to create opportunities for positive interpersonal interactions amongst children.
    While helping to build a child’s confidence, in addition to the other essential ingredients for a successful transition to school.
  • Take a look at our 360° virtual tour here!


There are a whole host of activities to choose from including; our sensory room, outdoor play, arts and crafts, messy play, games, reading, story time and small world.

The possibilities are endless for fun, creative, engaging and developmental activities. In addition, we have our allotment and arrange a number of exciting outings each year.


All children will enjoy regular trips out to explore our allotment. 

It is only an 800m walk away, digging and getting hands on with some mud is essential!


Our outings are a hugely exciting part of life at YMCA Day Nursery.

Planned in advance and thoroughly risk assessed, always fun and always educational, our outings offer opportunities for children to explore the world around them and learn new skills. (Details of specific outings are shared with parents well in advance.)

YMCA Facilities

The large and bright, main hall within YMCA North Tyneside (just across the road) is ideal for energetic indoor play and a number group activities.

Meals and Nutrition

All our food is prepared on site from fresh ingredients. Our varied menu makes meals both tasty and healthy. Please see our sample menu for examples. 

NOTE: Vegetarian options are always available & will be advised on a needed basis. Full weaning menu & catering for children’s allergies/religious needs will be met.

The cost of meals are not included in funded places. 

  • Lunch: £3.00
  • High tea: £2.50

Parents are also welcome to provide a healthy packed lunch as an alternative.

Times and Fees

We are open Monday – Friday 7:30am – 6pm for 51 weeks of the year.

We aim to offer an exceptional service at an affordable price. Please see our Fees Page for the current prices.