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Sacriston nursery

Our nursery at Sacriston Academy provides a caring, fun and safe environment where every child benefits from our teacher-led approach.

Our nursery offers free part time places to three-year-olds during morning sessions (8.40-11.40am). 

Why Sacriston Academy nursery? 

Our setting provides the very best for all children - excellence every day! 

Judged ‘OUTSTANDING’ in our recent OFSTED (October 2021) and shortlisted for the TES Early Years Setting of the Year 2022,, Sacriston Academy Nursery is an excellent choice for your child to start their learning journey.  

Placing your child in our nursery enables them to become familiar with their environment and the staff members in it. It enables your child to make early friendships as well as staff having an in-depth knowledge of their talents, abilities and any areas of need making transition into primary school seamless.

The benefits of a teacher-led nursery  
Did you know that a young child's education journey starts a long time before their reception year? We offer an education-based nursery setting with a qualified teacher who provides a stimulating and challenging learning environment. Each child has their own key worker who provides engaging and fun activities, ensuring children are excited and ready for learning from the moment they enter our doors.  

Teaching within our nursery focuses heavily on vocabulary and storytelling - all children should be hearing thousands of words every day in order to aid their early writing skills. We have a weekly text, both fiction and nonfiction, with key words being a focus. Our provision is themed around the story to ensure we offer enticing and engaging learning, focussing on developing those key early skills. We also teach letters through a fantastic early reading programme called Read, Write Inc, which gives them a fantastic head start for their reception year.   

Oftsed said: 

  • We have a high ambition for all pupils 
  • Our provision shows pupils independence 
  • Classes are calm, focussed and happy 
  • Children’s attitude to learning shows persistence and keenness to learn 
  • Children are well prepared for next steps 
  • Children are persistent – they experiment and investigate 

All of this and more is delivered through a carefully planned curriculum to give your child firm foundations for their learning journey.  

Get in touch  
We always welcome parents and children into school to see our wonderful facilities. Please give us a ring to organise a tour on 0191 371 0777 or email us at enquiries@sacristonacademy.co.uk.  

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Quotes from parents

We love that our child is excited to be part of your family. She is always excited to tell us about her day. She's happy in her surroundings. We, as parents know she is safe and cared for and treated as an individual. She is encouraged to meet her potential and staff have high expectations for her. 
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Quotes from parents

My child loves his friends and his teachers. As a parent, I like the outdoor area that the children use to play and develop in. The staff and teachers are so friendly and approachable.

We were shortlisted for TES EYFS Setting of the Year