Bright Sparks Nursery
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We are open for;

5 morning sessions: Monday – Friday 9am – 11-30am

5 lunchtime sessions: Monday - Friday, 11-30 - 12-30

5 afternoon sessions: Monday - Friday, 12-30 – 3pm


Parental preference for sessions is accommodated as far as possible. Children can attend any number of sessions, depending on parents’ wishes and the vacancies available. Generally we don't accept children for full days until after their third birthday although individual cases can be discussed

 The nursery is open during school terms. Our holidays are usually similar to the local schools' but there may be slight variations


 Term dates 2019 -2020  Our planned dates for next year are as follows

Autumn term   Monday 2.9.19 - Thursday 19.12.19               Half term week beginning Monday 21.10.19
Spring term    Monday 6.1.20 - Friday 27.3.20                      Half term week beginning  Monday 17.2.20
Summer term   Monday 20.4.20 - Friday 17.7.20                   Half term week beginning 25.5.20

Special event dates
Nursery nativity play  Tuesday December 10th 
Christmas party   Thursday December 19th
Nursery photographs   13th May 2020

  Dates at the start and end of each term may change slightly to accommodate parties etc. Further details later



Current fees for 2 year old children are £6.40 per hour  (£16 per session)

Current fees for 3 and 4 year old children are £5.60 per hour

Free places are available to all 3 and 4 year olds through the nursery education grant which funds 15 hours of free nursery education and care per week from the beginning of the term following a child's 3rd birthday. Eligible children can access an extended entitlement of 30 hours per week. Further information is available on the childcare choices website 

 We are also registered to accept 2 year old funding which is allocated according to need and starts the term after a child's 2nd birthday. However we do not accept children until they are nearer 3 years old.

To check your child’s entitlement for 2 year old funding or for further information please contact Gateshead Family Information Service by phone on 0191 4335118 or by e-mail at

Nursery fees are payable at the beginning of each week or monthly / termly in advance. All fees are payable when children are absent.


Bright Sparks Nursery, Back Main Street, Crawcrook, Tyne & Wear NE40 4HT |