Spring Gardening Activities For Families

Spring Gardening Activities For Families

Spring is fast approaching, and it’s the perfect time to introduce your little ones to the wonders of gardening! Engaging in gardening activities with young children not only fosters a love for nature but also provides valuable learning experiences. Our nursery...
Spreading Christmas Cheer to Vulnerable Children

Spreading Christmas Cheer to Vulnerable Children

The magic of Christmas should be felt by every child, and at the YMCA Day Nursery, we take that to heart. This past holiday season, we were determined to bring a smile to the faces of children from vulnerable families in our community. We were thrilled to be able to...
Curriculum Implementation

Curriculum Implementation

Since September 2021 we have seen the implementation of the new statutory framework for early years provision. This was the biggest overhaul of the early years framework since 2012 after much consultation across the early years sector, ensuring the sector felt...
Providing SEND Support

Providing SEND Support

At YMCA Day Nursery we support a number of SEND children and their families to access the right support and services to ensure their child receives the best start in life. We have worked with other professionals preparing families for the transitions which will take...
A ‘Picnic in the Park’ for our nursery families

A ‘Picnic in the Park’ for our nursery families

We held our first ‘Picnic in the Park’ and this was a fabulous event with almost all our nursery families joining in the fun. It was wonderful to see the community coming together. Parents comments included: ‘It was a great opportunity to meet some of the other...
The story of Jade and her Mum

The story of Jade and her Mum

Jade* and her mum arrived in North Tyneside not long before Christmas. The background to their story is deeply upsetting; Jade’s mum was initially trafficked into the UK on the promise of training to become a nurse, forced into an abusive relationship, made pregnant...