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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 practitioners have put together a couple of activities to get you and the little ones started.

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.

Curriculum Implementation

Curriculum Implementation

Body, Mind, Spirit, Belong, Contribute, and Thrive – the pillars that underpin the new curriculum that was introduced beginning in Autumn 2022.

Providing SEND Support

Providing SEND Support

The effects of the Covid pandemic are still being discovered, however, within our nursery we have seen a significant rise in children under 5 presenting with a variety of additional needs. Our team has risen to meet the need with extra training, provision and partnership work to help support each child with their particular needs.

A Stay & Play fit for Royalty

Our Coronation Stay and Play was a ROYAL success! 👑🎉 A big thank you to everyone who attended and made it such a special afternoon.

The Wonder of Wondering

The Wonder of Wondering

Why use ‘I Wonder’ questions you may ask? The answer is simple; we want our children to explore, be curious and think deeply about the world around them.

Christmas at YMCA Day Nursery

What a Christmas we’ve had at YMCA Day Nursery! We kicked off the festivities by holding 2 successful Christmas sing-alongs that saw Cafe 1879 packed to the rafters with the children’s family and friends.

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...