Boldon Outdoor Nursery School has been shortlisted for this year’s Times Education Supplement’s (TES) Early Years Setting of the Year Award.

The judges were impressed to find that, regardless of the weather, the children can be found outside, playing, if they want to.

The head teacher at the Reginald Street nursery, Sue Stokoe, said: “This amazing achievement reflects the enormous efforts of the extremely dedicated team at Boldon Nursery School.

“The team strives constantly to create a unique and innovative approach to early learning that celebrates children and their childhood, promotes a connection with nature and the environment, and supports children and families to have a love and respect for their world, which is their future. We are very excited to have been shortlisted for this award.

“The award ceremony is to be held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London on June 24. Our parents are so proud of what we have achieved, as a community together here at Boldon.

“Our journey has been a long and very rewarding one.

“The nursery now has a national and international spotlight on it for its innovative practice.”

It is no surprise that the nursery also received their second rating of ‘outstanding’ from Ofsted just last year!

The inspectors commented that: “The inspirational and forward-thinking head teacher inspires a highly-effective staff who ensure that all children are provided with rich and interesting learning experiences.

“Children make rapid and sustained progress from starting points below those typical for their age.”

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