Welcome to Harton Village Kindergarten, an Outstanding Nursery in South Shields.
Situated on Sunderland Road, our purpose built nursery setting has been specifically designed to meet the needs of children and families within the area from six weeks to five years of age. Harton Village Kindergarten is a sister nursery to four other nurseries from which we have over seventeen years of experience in quality childcare.
Here at Harton Village Kindergarten we aim to provide a safe, stimulating and caring environment which promotes children’s learning through play and exploration. With the very best facilities including a sensory room for babies and toddlers, soft play area, out of school room and a sensory garden.
We Are Outstanding!
Harton Village Kindergarten officially received an Outstanding grading from Ofsted in our first ever inspection!
Everyone at the nursery is extremely proud of our result and we are all delighted that our hard work has now been officially recognised by Ofsted. We will continue to offer the same outstanding practice in everything we do so we can ensure that this is the first Outstanding grade of many to come.
The nursery is located within the heart of the community and we want all those that attend to feel welcomed and valued, with this in mind the nursery encourages parents to use the facilities available including the Soft Play and Sensory rooms and the neighbouring Asilo Café.
Our purpose built Soft Play and Sensory facilities are available for our children to use while at nursery to help aid their gross motor development. Both rooms are designed for children of up to 5 years of age. Our Soft Play facilities have lots of areas for the children to climb and explore, providing a unique and enjoyable experience every time. Our Sensory Room uses special lighting and objects designed to help promote sensory exploration and to encourage relaxation for children.
Asilo Cafe prides itself on being a cafe that children can enjoy just as much as their parents, with their special children's area and activity groups hosted throughout the week, it is located on
Kids Club - Out Of School Care
Running every weekday during term time, our Breakfast & After School Clubs offer a calm, relaxed club where the children can socialise in a safe and secure environment before being dropped off at school by a fully qualified member of our staff team. During the school holidays we run our Holiday Club to provide the flexibility parents need during the school holiday, offering fun and active holiday care for children aged 5-9 years. This runs throughout every school holiday with the exception of the Christmas period.
If your child attends Ridgeway or Harton Primary Schools we have arranged pick up and drop offs by our qualified staff members each day for our Breakfast and After School clubs, and children from all schools are welcome to join us at any of our clubs.
Free Funded Childcare
We offer more funded childcare entitlement than any other provider in the region.
We offer 39 weeks of funded childcare throughout the year, more than any other provider in the north east. You can access up to 30 hours per week of free, outstanding childcare at Harton Village Kindergarten, with our funded places being available for all eligible children aged 2 - 4 years. To learn more about our free funded places or to find out if you qualify for a place please take a look at our 30 hours funding page.
All of our meals are freshly prepared and healthy!
At our nursery we encourage children to develop a positive attitude to food and healthy lifestyles. We understand how important the health of your child is and this makes it important for us. We are committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle to help all of the children who attend our nursery on their way to a long healthy life.