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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...

Halloween Stay and Play

We hosted our first ‘stay and play’ for parents and carers to come and see what their children get up to at nursery. We thought it would be fun to hold it on Halloween and have spooky activities for the children and parents to participate in.We had lots of messy...

A Sensational Experience

Here at YMCA Day Nursery, we have a fantastic multi-sensory room thanks to a generous donation from Thomas Cook Children’s Charity, which has enabled us to install some rather high tech equipment. The building was previously a bank which contained a large safe room on...