Welcome to Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd

Shotley Bridge Nursery School was established in 1990 and opened in 1991. The nursery was the first private nursery in Derwentside and has built a reputation for outstanding childcare over the years. We continue to strive to be at the forefront of childcare and maintain high standards in both care and education.Children are the most important people in the world

The nursery works within the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework which sets the standards for learning, development, safety and welfare for children from birth to five years. All staff are CRB (DBS) approved and trained in Safeguarding Level 2.

Highly qualified, experienced and friendly nursery teachers, Early Years Professionals and level 3, 4 and 5 nursery nurses encourage your child’s individual potential in a happy, caring and stimulating environment. In addition, specialized staff are responsible for Special Educational Needs, Health and Safety and First Aid.

The happiness, well-being and development of your child is at the heart of everything we do and we believe that parental partnership is crucial to this. We pride ourselves on our strong sense of community and our relationships with external partners are firmly established and maintained.

We were recently inspected by the National Day Nurseries Association and were awarded the highest quality grading for ‘exemplary practice’. Please download the full report by clicking the link below.

SBNS NDNA Inspection Report

Now offering term-time only care for private clients at a minimum of 3 days per week!

NDNA Champion’s Award Runners Up 2017!


Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all staff share this commitment.


 daynurseries.co.uk Top 10 Day Nursery Awards 2016

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