YMCA Day Nursery

7 Northumberland Place, North Shields NE30 1QP

YMCA Day Nursery, North Shields, Tyne & Wear
YMCA Day Nursery, North Shields, Tyne & Wear
YMCA Day Nursery, North Shields, Tyne & Wear

YMCA Day Nursery is part of YMCA North Tyneside, and offers childcare and learning for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

At this high-quality early years provision, children are valued and their happiness, enthusiasm and individuality are fostered by experienced staff in a creative and stimulating environment.

There's a variety of activities to choose from, including; sensory room activities, outdoor play, arts and crafts, messy play, games, reading, story time and small world schemas.

There is also an allotment and regular risk assessed activities.

Their varied menu makes meals both tasty and healthy and is prepared on site from fresh ingredients.

Owner: YMCA Day Nursery

Person in charge: Rachel Danielson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 16

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1011495

Total Places for Children: 65

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank holidays and 1 week at Christmas


6 Child Vacancies

posted 13 Mar 2018

We have spaces in out Baby Room (0-24 months).We have spaces in our Toddler Room (2 year olds). We offer 2 year funded spaces, 15 hours per week (for eligible parents).We have spaces in out Pre-school (3-5 year olds). We offer 3&4 year funded spaces, 15 hours and 30 hours (for eligible parents).


8.1 YMCA Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.1 (8.077)

The Review Score of 8.1 (maximum of 10) for YMCA Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for YMCA Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 5 for YMCA Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (12 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 5

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 3.077 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for YMCA Day Nursery is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 13 positive Reviews (65 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 13 Target = 0.077

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

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Reviewer Connection to YMCA Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child

My daughter has attended YMCA Day Nursery since it opened in January 2018. She settled immediately on her initial visit as the staff were amazing.

We are kept up to date with information each day and receive photos and observations from every session through the Tapestry App.

The rooms and outside area are fully equipped with toys and learning materials.

My daughter loves attending nursery and I feel happy knowing she’s well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Rachel Danielson, Nursery Manager at YMCA Day Nursery responded to this review on 16 Mar 2018:

Thanks you for the review Donna. We are so happy your daughter has settled well into nursery.

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Rachel Danielson

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2017


Rachel has a BA Honours Degree in Childhood Studies. Before going to university she qualified with a Level 3 in Childcare and Education.

She has 4 years Early Years management experience and is very passionate about children's learning and development.