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  •   Location

    Hetton Lyons Nursery School is situated between Hetton and Easington Lane on the border between Sunderland and Durham.

  •   Numbers

    We provide education, childcare and family play sessions throughout the year. During ½ day session we have up to 9 0-2yr olds, 20 2-3yr olds and 60 3 &4’s.

    We currently have a total of 150 children who access the nursery over the week.

  •   Sessions/Opening times

    • We are open from 7:45- 5:45 50 weeks of the year with our education sessions running from 8:45-11:45 and 12:30-3:30.
    • We also provide full and half day sessions.
    • We offer free 15 hour funded places for eligible 2yr olds and 30 hour places for eligible 3 / 4 yr olds.
  •   make up of Staff team

    There are 24 members of staff including Ailsa Higgins who is the head teacher, who is supported by and works closely with the senior management team.


    There are staff who work directly with the 0-3 children or 3 &4’s and a parent support worker. All staff have a level 3 qualification and they also continue to keep themselves up to date with new training. Several members of staff are trained in using makaton and this is used as part of our special needs provision.

  •   areas of Specialism

    • Following the interests of babies and two year olds
    • Developing your outdoors environment
    • Supporting boys learning
    • Intergenerational projects

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