New classroom

High Bank Day Nursery has been given the go-ahead to build a new classroom after altering its original layout to keep children, staff, and parents safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We have received approval to proceed with the construction of the new room for our older pre-school (aged 3-5) children.

The timber-framed building will sit alongside and complement a poly-tunnel which was converted into an ‘outdoor’ classroom in the summer to provide pre-school children with their own learning bubble.

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Perfect review score

High Bank Day Nursery has been rated as one of the top 20 nurseries in the North-East of England for third consecutive year – scoring a perfect review score of 10 out of 10.

We are the only childcare setting in the Darlington area to be included in the top 20 awards ran by Day Nurseries, the UK’s leading nursery review website.

Reviews from parents are used to decide the awards and in the last 12 months, High Bank, which is rated as ‘outstanding’ by its regulator Ofsted, achieved a perfect 10 out of 10.

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Teaching French

Despite teaching French to secondary school for almost 40 years, Alison Vardy says she much prefers teaching pre-school children at High Bank.

Alison, or Madame Vardy as she is known to the children, retired from teaching in 2014, but has continued to impart her love of French (and German) by teaching in early years settings.

And we are delighted to have someone of her experience helping our children.

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