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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

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Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Looking for childcare in the Blaydon area? Our Kids 1st Blaydon nursery is a warm, welcoming setting for children up to pre-school age. With a whole range of activities and resources available that change daily, there is never a dull moment for the children in our nursery setting.

Located on the outskirts of the picturesque Blaydon nature reserve, our nursery is easily accessible from a range of nearby locations, such as Ryton, Winlaton, Greenside, and Woodside. We want to make parents’ lives as easy as possible, which is why we have on-site car parking and a handy buggy store for those arriving on foot.

Never miss a moment with our ‘ParentZone’ App, where your child’s keyworker will update you on general day-to-day activities with photos and reports, as well as ensuring that you’re aware of any specific milestones they reach while in our care.

Interested in learning more about our Kids 1st Blaydon nursery? Book a visit today. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Kids 1st family!

Pebble flexible childcare at Kids 1st - Blaydon

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Kids 1st - Blaydon offers the flexibility of booking additional sessions for when you need them.​ Find out more about our nursery session booking app, Pebble.

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Shibdon Road


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Shannon Haggas - Centre Director

Shannon Haggas

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Kids 1st - Blaydon

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Blaydon-on-Tyne. Click on each facility to find out more.

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Car Parking
We offer ample parking on-site for your safety and convenience.

Buggy store
A safe place to store your pram while visiting the nursery.

Our nursery is fitted with CCTV for the safety and security of our team and the children in our care.

Secure Access
Our entrance ways are fitted with an intercom system and all access points are safe and secure.

Nappies and Wipes inclusive
Fees are all-inclusive to include nappies and wipes.

Formula Milk provided
Fees are inclusive to include formula milk if required.

Meals and Snacks Provided
All meals, drinks and snacks are prepared on-site by our chef and NHS accredited.

Outdoor Facilities
Our outdoor environment offers space to explore and take safe risks with the support of our team, aiding child development.

Sensory Room
Our Sensory Room is a relaxing space providing a unique sensory experience with activities and equipment to explore, engaging and stimulating children’s senses.

Parent Room
Our parent room is a dedicated safe space for us to get to know your family and you to speak in confidence with our nursery team about your child's nursery life.

Smart Board
Our Interactive Smart Board is used daily to bring learning to life and provides children with a hands-on approach with technology.

Funded Childcare
We offer government funded places for children aged 3 to 4 years, please speak to the Centre Director for more information.

We have a fully qualified Teacher in our pre-school room who delivers exciting learning opportunities, whilst ensuring statutory and legal welfare requirements are met for every child.

Foundation Class
The foundation class nurtures each child's natural curiosity within a structured framework providing pre-school children with an early introduction to school life.

We keep families informed through ParentZone, an online learning journal platform, which can be accessed via a smartphone app.

Exclusive to Busy Bees, UP is a learning and development app used by educators in our nursery and parents at home. Search ‘UP by Busy Bees’ on the app store to find out more.

Book Extra Sessions Online
We offer online booking for extra ad-hoc sessions at this nursery with Pebble.

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Food at Kids 1st - Blaydon

The fees you pay for your child are inclusive of all meals, drinks, and snacks, which are prepared on-site by our nursery chef each day.

We understand it can be tricky to get your little ones eating the best things to support their overall wellbeing and development, which is why our clever kitchen team are always thinking of inventive ways to get your children to eat healthy, nutritious food.

Get a taste of what your child might eat while at our Blaydon nursery:


Seasonal fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge.

Morning Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit, wholemeal toast, or other baked goods, with a drink of either milk or water.


Mild curry (either meat or vegetarian), with boiled rice, followed by pineapple loaf. With a drink of water.

Afternoon Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit or vegetable sticks, with a drink of either milk or water.

Early Evening Snack

Vegetable sticks and dip followed by jacket potato slice with beans, with a drink of water.

Interested in learning more about how we encourage healthy eating and want to read our NHS-accredited menu in full? Take a look at our ‘Eating Well’ page.

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Our Fees

We believe in an open and transparent approach to nursery fees. Click the button below for weekly, daily, and session rates for our exceptional childcare.

Did you know Busy Bees also offers government-funded childcare? If eligible, you could be entitled to up to 570 or 1140 hours of funded childcare, depending on your eligibility and your child's age, each year for your child. Find out more on our 'Funding Options' page. Or alternatively, speak to your Centre Director to learn more.

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Preparing for School

In order to best prepare the children for the next big chapter of their lives, Busy Bees do all that they can to support and celebrate the transition. All of the planned activities and experiences which take place within our Kids 1st Nursery in Blaydon-on-Tyne are designed to provide a foundation of skills that will help them grow in becoming confident and capable learners.

Learn more about how we support the journey from nursery to school by taking a look at our "My Journey to School Tracker". To read more and learn about the other ways our expert team supports the transition to school level, take a look at our Starting School page.

Kids 1st Nursery Blaydon-on-Tyne Location

You’ll find us on Shibdon road, just on the edge of the stunning Blaydon nature reserve. Parents arriving via public transport can find a bus stop at the top of the road, just a couple of minutes’ walking distance from the nursery itself.

We have a convenient buggy store for you to leave strollers and pushchairs while your child is at nursery with us.

For those arriving via car, we also have a car park on-site allowing for easy collection and drop off.

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Book a Tour

Our friendly, expert team of staff are always happy to welcome you and your child for a tour of the facilities on offer at our nursery in Blaydon-on-Tyne. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Kids 1st Nursery Blaydon-on-Tyne for yourself.


Laura R.


"Staff are absolutely wonderful with my children’s needs and always keep me updated. Would highly recommend this nursery. "

Natalie B.


"Lovely nursery and excellent staff"

Louise L.


"Excellent staff and facilities for our little boy"