Facilities & Services

The Childcare Centre provides outstanding care and fun learning opportunities for children aged 6 weeks to 7 years old in a safe, secure and modern environment. Full details regarding the Centre can be viewed in our latest brochure below:

Darlington College Childcare Centre 2022

Yellow and Green Rooms The team in the 0-2 year old rooms plan to meet all the children’s individual care routines and plan around all of the children’s individual interests, ensuring that their developmental needs and interests are encouraged and supported. All children have a key person who will support transition from home to nursery ensuring continuity and positive relationships for the children and their families.

Blue Room The emphasis of the 2-3 year old room is to create a relaxed inclusive and stimulating environment both indoors and outdoors where children can have fun and learn. Each child and their families are treated as individuals ensuring that they are respected and valued. Children have the freedom to develop their interests, make choices and explore from a variety of interesting activities.

Red Room Within the 3-5 year old room each child is treated as an individual and their views, opinions and ideas are listened to, respected and valued. An excellent range of effective learning experiences and play opportunities are provided and are based on children’s individual interests. Practitioners effectively support the children’s interests and ideas to ensure they make exceptional progress.

We also offer –

  • An exceptional outdoor area for all children to access each day enjoying a wide range of opportunities to learn whist having fun
  • A soft play room for children to develop their physical and coordination skills

Quotes from our current Ofsted report 2019 –

“Staff work incredibly closely together. They strongly motivate children across the age ranges, providing a rich and vibrant learning environment.”

“Parents highly value ‘learning together’ sessions and taking resources home, such as the lyrics for songs and ideas for fun activities.”

“Children benefit from very appetizing and nutritious snacks and meals, daily fresh air and exercise and excellent hygiene routines.”

“Children are highly sociable and cooperate impressively in their play. Older children count and use numbers frequently in their play.”

“Children regularly take part in outings to their local community, including a care home, supermarkets and parks. They enjoy visits, for instance, from librarians, firefighters and police which help them to understand more about the wider world..”

Childcare Centre Ofsted Inspection January 2019