LATEST reports

Ofsted is our governing body

Who carries out inspections to assess our standards of care and education. The latest inspection was carried out in June 2023, issuing a rating of “good” with minor recommendations to achieve “outstanding”.

Ofsted’s findings include:

  • “Children benefit from exciting and purposeful play areas that help them to regulate their feelings and behaviours in a calm atmosphere. All children benefit from a curriculum that has been specifically designed to strengthen children’s emotional development. This includes children forming close relationships with their key person and their friends who attend nursery with them”
  • “Children show that they feel safe and secure, separating easily from their parents on arrival and eagerly greeting their friends. Staff support children to talk about how they are feeling and to understand how their feelings and behaviours may impact on others.”
  • “Staff offer encouragement to children throughout all aspects of play and learning. They celebrate with children when they show pride in their achievements. Staff and children join in offering compliments and praise. This helps to promote children’s self-esteem.”
  • “The quality of interactions between staff and children is strong and is occasionally outstanding. The dedicated manager is passionate about the setting for children and staff alike. She places a strong emphasis on promoting the well-being of staff, children and parents.”

Environmental health

The Valley Nursery & Kids Club has been awarded the highest possible Food Hygiene rating of “5 VERY GOOD” by the local authority in 2022. This reflects our excellence in Environmental Health.

At the time of each inspection by the local authority we are assessed, in accordance with a national Framework Agreement, against a range of parameters. This includes business compliance with Food Hygiene legislation and compliance with structural requirements of our premises.

Government Officers also make an assessment of their confidence in the management of our business. These ratings are the elements of the risk assessment that are under our direct control and reflect the way in which our business is managed and operated.

Awarded in 2016

Awarded in 2023

Awarded in 2022

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“The environment is very well maintained and positive practices are followed to support children’s health.”

Get in touch

The Valley Nursery and Kids Club
New Road
Team Valley Trading Estate
Tyne & Wear
NE11 0JU

Phone: 0191 491 5050 Email:

Opening hours

7.30am to 6pm

Monday to Friday

Closed bank holidays

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Nursery Manager / SENCO: Clair Jones

Deputy Manager: Dionne Anthony

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