Welcome to West Park Kindergarten, an established children's day nursery that has been providing quality childcare in South Shields for the past 15 years.
With purpose-built nurseries, fully trained staff and fresh, homemade food, we provide a childcare environment that is safe, exciting and nurturing, to ensure that your children receive the best possible start in life.
Our nursery is specifically designed to suit the needs of your child, with large, bright, colourful play rooms and outdoor play areas, complete with modern equipment and a variety of age appropriate toys that children adore.
At West Park Kindergarten we pride ourselves on providing quality childcare that is also affordable for our local community. All our nurseries hold Ofsted gradings of either Good or Outstanding and we still manage to have the lowest childcare fees for our under 2's in the area.
There are a variety of grants and funding options available for eligible parents, we accept all childcare vouchers and we a part of the new Government tax free childcare scheme.
Our Ofsted - December 2016
In December 2016 we had our most recent Ofsted inspection and shortly after in the following January the report was published. We are delighted to share with you that we have received a Good grading in all areas.
Everyone at the nursery is proud of the result but we are determined to not stop there. We are constantly aiming to improve upon what we offer to our children and to push towards the outstanding grade that we know we can achieve in our next inspection.
If you wish to read our latest report you can find out about it on our Ofsted page.
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 West Park 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.