Meet the team

The nursery is registered to care for 96 children aged from 3 months to 4+ years.

The staff/child ratio, as recommended by OFSTED is:

    1:3 for children aged 3 months-2 years
    1:4 for children aged 2-3 years
    1:8 for children aged 3-8 years.

The staff structure consists of:

  • Nursery Manager
  • Team Leaders
  • Nursery Nurses
  • Nursery Assistants

To view our staff photo gallery, click here.

All nursery staff are qualified Nursery Nurses or experienced childcare practitioners and undertake regular training to keep up to date with new childcare standards and initiatives, and current educational thinking. In addition to childcare qualifications, key staff hold certificates in ‘Emergency First Aid for Babies and Children’ and all nursery staff hold an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau.

Contact Us

Deborah Thorpe
Executive Childcare Manager
Telephone: 0191 227 4567
deborah.thorpe@northumbria.ac.uk

Judith Curry
Nursery Manager
Telephone: 0191 227 4358
j.curry@northumbria.ac.uk