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Our Rooms

From our very youngest babies through to the children preparing to go to school our staff plan a full range of enjoyable and stimulating activities to suit all ages and stages of development.

Ladybird Room (0 to 1 years) & Caterpillar Room (1 to 2 years);  staff ratios 1 : 3

Our under twos are looked after on the ground floor with areas for playing, eating and sleeping. The rooms are bright and provide a warm and stimulating environment for the children to develop their abilities. There is a wide range of age - appropriate toys and equipment, and there is also a dedicated secluded and secure outdoor play area finished with a special soft, impact-absorbing surface.

Babies (0 to 1 years) & Tweenies (1 to 2 years);  staff ratios 1 : 3 at Kiddies Corner Darlington
Babies (0 to 1 years) & Tweenies (1 to 2 years);  staff ratios 1 : 3 at Kiddies Corner Darlington

Toddlers (2 to 3 years);  staff ratios 1 : 4

Toddlers have their own access areas which are also situated on the ground floor, which offers facilities for art and craft and to explore sand and water play. 'Activity Room 1' is a general play area with a wide variety of toys and activities, including a Home Corner. The room also opens out onto a large secure play area which is finished with a special soft impact-absorbing surface. This area also allows access to the main outdoor play gardens when appropriate.

Pre - School (3 to 5 years);  staff ratios 1 : 8

Children in the age range 3 to 5 years are accommodated in two large rooms on the ground first floors of the Nursery. These are divided into 'Creative and Activity Rooms' to enable the provision of activities geared to delivering the EYFS of the National Curriculum which is planned around the 7 Key areas of learning.

'Creative Room 2' offers the facilities for art, craft, cooking and sand and water play. In 'Activity Room 2' we provide toys and activities such as jigsaws, construction, role play, music, books, small world and a variety of table top games. The children also have use of a computer and IT equipment to support their learning.

There is a large outdoor garden with age-appropriate play equipment for the children to enjoy. The garden is securely fenced and provides a safe playing environment.

Outdoor facilities at Kiddies Corner Darlington
Swings and slides at Kiddies Corner Darlington


Out-of-School & Holiday Club (4 to 11 years);  staff ratios 1 : 8

We provide facilities for looking after children before and after the school day and during the school holidays. We are able to take the children to, and collect them from, their schools, and use a dedicated 7-seater people carrier for schools not within walking distance.

We offer various activities for the children including use of the outdoor garden, and can provide quiet facilities for the children to do their homework if required.

Soft Play Room ("Funtasia")

We also have our "Funtasia" Room which is a unique soft play facility on the first floor of the Nursery for the children to enjoy. "Funtasia" has been designed, and is maintained, to the highest Health and Safety standards, and use of the Room is structured into the children's daily activities as appropriate to the age range of the children.

Image of Kiddies Corner Nursery's Funtasia Room
Kiddies Corner Nursery Darlington