Please see update below from Judith:
Hi All,
This isn’t the start of the school term we had planned!
Apologies for the inconvenience yesterday and today and thank you to everyone for collecting your children so promptly. I have just had a meeting with the Local Authority and been informed the repairs involve mains gas work so will not be a quick fix.
School will remain closed to all children Wednesday and Thursday and hopefully we can partially reopen on Friday.  The council is sourcing a hot water system that can be powered by a generator which would allow us to open for most children on Friday in FOREST SCHOOL only. We would have packed lunches outside. We are aware some children with additional SEND needs wouldn’t cope with this and we will discuss this with you on an individual basis.
The council are looking at installing temporary heating and lighting next week so we can return to working in the building.
Amy Hindes will send out a google form link tomorrow to see who requires a place for Friday. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Judith Reay


Spring Holiday Club

Spring Holiday Club
Monday 11 – Friday 22 April (excluding bank holidays)

You can now enrol your child in a free holiday club programme over the Easter holidays. There are
free places available for children and young people in South Tyneside who are eligible for benefits
related free school meals or from a family experiencing hardship, where they can enjoy a variety of
creative and physical activities, alongside a nutritious meal every day.
Sessions include sports, arts, crafts and more!
All events are subject to availability and booking is essential. Activities and food are funded by the
Department for Education.
For more information and to book, visit




9am until 9pm opening hours for South Tyneside Urgent Care for Children service 


With effect from Monday 7 March, the nurse-led service at South Tyneside District Hospital will be open every day from 9am until 9pm.  The temporary change has been necessary due to unforeseen staffing challenges.  Parents are being reassured that the service will continue to be available for 12 hours every day to see and treat the vast majority of children who attend hospital with urgent, but not life threatening, problems.


The temporary change means the service will open one hour later at 9am (instead of 8am) and close one hour earlier each day at 9pm (instead of 10pm).  Please see attached updated NHS information leaflet.


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School closure

Due to the gas works on Campbell Park Road, our gas supply has been turned off and cannot be re-connected. School will therefore be closed on Friday 21st May as we are unable to open without hot water for hand washing due to COVID. They are hopeful that we will be reconnected over the weekend and ready to open on Monday morning and they will stay in contact with us to confirm, I will pass on any information as soon as I have it. Sorry for any inconvenience this will cause with your childcare arrangements
Judith Reay
Head teacher


Hi all,
There has been a lot of confusion between the different types of tests. If in doubt, please contact the nursery office on 0191 4287656 between 8.45am-3.45pm or out of hours email [email protected]
Lateral flow device testing
This is available to all ADULTS in your child’s household, childcare bubble and support bubble. It is NOT to be used by nursery children and adults should only use it as part of regular testing when you have NO symptoms.
Lateral flow tests can be collected from your local test site. Our nearest site is Jarrow Library.
PCR test
This test is to be used when an adult or child is displaying symptoms (high temperature, cough or loss of taste/smell). The whole household and support bubble and childcare bubble needs to self isolate until a NEGATIVE result is received. Your child may then return to nursery. If you receive a POSITIVE result, please follow the current track and trace guidance.
You can book a PCR test online or by ringing 119.
Amy Hindes