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New Beginnings Nursery

New Beginnings Nursery has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

30 hours of free childcare…

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At New Beginnings we offer affordable childcare for children aged birth to five years old. We also offer the two year government funding scheme, three year old education grant funding and wrap around. Please contact us or drop in for further information.

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Children are highly confident and show an excellent level of independence for their age, as a result of a highly stimulating and exciting environment that promotes learning and challenge.
We have a fully qualified staff team who are extremely committed in providing a high quality learning environment for the children in their care.  Our emphasis on natural, recycled open-ended resources and child-led learning enables the children to explore a world full of rich, magical opportunities and exploration.

New Beginnings is the lead day-care setting in Sunderland for communication and language and we follow the every child a talker tracking system to ensure all of our children’s individual needs are met.

Our practice is totally inclusive and we use the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage to ensure that the children progress based on their starting points. This information is shared with families and other professionals to ensure an excellent start for the children.

Government Funding Scheme

New Beginnings Nursery offers the 2 year government funding scheme to children who meet the eligibility criteria the school term after their 2nd birthday. Look out for your childcare voucher in the post.

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Our Passion for Reading

We have a passion for reading and looking at books at New Beginnings.

Our children aged 0-3 years thrive from the varied selection of development appropriate handpicked books which are on offer.

The management team and key person’s plan daily using the Every Child a Talker ethos (ECAT) programme which is adapted to the individual child, key family group and their favourite stories. .

We work in partnership with the National Centre for books Seven Stories Newcastle and the Living Book project to promote early reading and a love of books in children under the age of 5 years.

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The management team monitor all aspects of practice and are constantly striving for excellence. As a result, the nursery team demonstrate exceptional practice which is worthy of disseminating to others.

Staff promote all areas of children’s learning exceedingly well, with a particular strong focus on the programme for communication and language.

Children’s needs are quickly identified, and exceptionally well met through robust and effective partnerships between parents, other providers and external agencies.

Secure emotional bonds are seen throughout the nursery as a result of the inspirational interactions between adults and children.

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The environment created here is so considered and special. It really reflects your vision for the children, families and everyone working here. It’s creative, calm, feels spacious, cosy, homely and above all works. I’m going away feeling refreshed and inspired”

 Elizabeth Jarman – Managing Director

New Beginnings nursery is an amazing setting for children and adults to learn together. It is a unique special place and the children are delightful to bond with. The staff are lovely, supportive and they have given me so many opportunities to develop and learn. It has been a pleasure to have been given the opportunity to work with so many lovely and inspiring people.

Jamie – Level 3 childhood studies student

Since my son has been to new beginnings he has grown his own personality and grown in his confidence. It’s been an amazing step given his disabilities and they have given him so much. I am so thankful to all involved. They have given him so much to look forward to and helped in all aspects of our lives.


As a parent having to work fulltime, it was important for me to find a nursery that cared about my daughter’s development as much as I do. New Beginnings took the worry out of leaving my child and since attending my daughter has grown in ability, confidence and knowledge beyond ever imaginable. I would always recommend New Beginnings to any parent and have done on several occasions.

The Staff are amazing, very friendly and are wonderful with the children. They are great when it comes to confidence building exercises such as potty training, they give great advice and are on hand whenever I have any concerns.



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Opening Times

New Beginnings Nursery adjoins Southwick Community Primary School and is based in Austin House Family Centre.

Monday to Friday: 7.30am-6pm


Helen Higgins : Manager

Nicole Robson: Deputy Manager

Telephone: 0191 561 8268


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