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  •   Location

    Mill Hill Nursery School is situated in the Doxford Park area of Sunderland. It is in easy reach of the A690 and the A19.

  •   Numbers of Children

    We provide education and childcare all year round for children aged birth to 4yrs

    Our baby room offers 6 spaces for each session, The Den (2-3 yr old room) offers 12 spaces per session, and the main nursery offers 60 spaces per session.

  •   Sessions/opening times

    We are open from 7.45- 5.30 ( 5.00 on a Friday)  50 weeks of the year with our core nursery sessions running from 8:45-11:45 and 12:30-3:30. However we do have a number of parents who request flexible attendance patterns.


    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 10 members of staff including Sarah Dixon-Jones who is the head teacher, a qualified teacher and SENCO, and early years practitioners all of whom are appropriately qualified and who work to support the children’s learning and development.


    We also have two members of staff who have their Level 3 qualification in Forest School.

  •   Areas of specialism

    • The Learning Environment – developed to promote high levels of well being and built around children’s interests and fascinations.
    • Partnership Working – between staff, children and their families.
    • A curriculum that encourages and allows children to express their thoughts, experiment, explore and discover for themselves.
    • Teaching mathematical development in a motivational way

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