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A Day in the Life of a Nursery Practitioner

Every morning Beth wakes up bright and early ready to open the nursery doors at 7:30am. But before parents begin to arrive with their children, YMCA staff have a number of important tasks to complete in preparation for the busy day ahead.

Tapestry: The Benefits of Using an Online Journal

YMCA Day nursery use Tapestry, an online learning journal which allows them to observe and assess all of their children. The beauty of Tapestry is that parents can access their child's learning journal at any time and can see what they have been up to during their...

In the Moment Planning

At YMCA Day Nursery we have adopted a planning style called “In The Moment Planning.” This planning style allows staff to capture a child's current interests (they can change so much) and plan activities to develop their interests and learning further. Each child's...

Pre-schools: Nursery Vs Schools

As your child moves on from their toddler years you may be debating whether to keep them in nursery or move them into a school. As experts in the childcare industry, YMCA Day Nursery staff are often asked for advice on this and find the best way to make an informed...

Family Support

At YMCA Day Nursery we aim to support our families as well as our children. We believe that this is essential when families may be facing difficult times including concerns about their children, money or housing issues. Our highly experienced and dedicated staff are...

Childcare Funding

YMCA Day Nursery offers 15 and 30 hour funding per week for eligible candidates. The 15 hour funding is available to 2, 3 and 4 year olds. 2 year olds are eligible for 15 hour funding if families are on a low income. This offers parents or guardians the chance to seek...

A Day in our Baby Room

Our baby room is a bright and spacious room for our 0-2-year-olds with an adjoining sleep room so that babies are carefully watched over at all times by our experienced staff. The baby room has a loosely structured routine to allow them lots of opportunities to play,...

The Benefits of Playing Outdoors

With our lives becoming more and more consumed by digital technology, it's becoming increasingly convenient to hand our children an iPad or Xbox to keep them occupied which has resulted in children spending significantly more time indoors.Studies show that a lack of...

Family Benefits of YMCA Day Nursery

Being part of YMCA North Tyneside means we can offer families a number of unique benefits when they choose to place their child within our nursery. These benefits promote positivity and community so that every parent, grandparent or carer, become a part of our...

Nursery Settling in Process

Here at YMCA Day Nursery we understand that first impressions are not only incredibly important to you, but to your children too. We have taken the time to assess the impact these initial days can have and created a unique settling in process which we hope will...