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St Mary's Nursery (Incorporating Smarty's Out of School Provision 5-14 olds)

Established in October 2000, St Mary's Nursery Hexham is a “Not for Profit” Childcare Provider registered for 49 children aged from 0-13 years. 
We are on site with St Mary's RC 1st School Hencotes Hexham and enjoy full use of their wonderful outdoor spaces as well as our own small private play areas.

Ofsted inspections are consistently Good (last inspection September 2011)
Early Years Foundation Stage is overseen by an experienced qualified Early Years teacher and all other staff are qualified to Level 3 as a minimum. All hold extra qualifications and checks in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Welfare Requirements.

We are a friendly, welcoming and happy setting with a strong ethos of being flexible to meet the needs of today's modern family needs - we do not stipulate that you have to do a minimum number of days / sessions - we leave that for you to decide.  We offer morning / full day / afternoon sessions from 8am - 6pm Monday - Friday.  We also offer adhoc/hourly childcare.

All our prices include healthy snacks / home cooked meals all prepared on site by our own cook using local produce.  All our meat is delivered fresh each week from local butchers along with our milk and dairy products from our local milkman.

All children are special and we ensure that your child's individual needs are our priority - we ensure that your child develops and progresses across all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage in a fun and exciting way that they enjoy and is of their interest and capability.

Free 15 hour entitlement for children the term following their 3rd Birthday - you can take this flexibly (within the period of 8am-6pm) to fit in with individual requirements
Free Childcare for 2 year olds (criteria for free places on Northumberland County Council Website)

We also provide all Out of School Clubs such as Breakfast / After school and Holiday Club for children aged reception class age - 13 years.  (We take and collect from local schools)
We also provide Emergency one off childcare places for anyone who requires, be it children up visiting family and friends and parents would like a day without the children or simply your regular childcare is not available that day or you want to “tryout” nursery for your child.

St Mary's Nursery is a One Stop Site for all your childcare needs. Affordable, Welcoming and a fun place to be!


St Mary\'s RC First School, Hencotes, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 2EE

24.22 miles     01434 608723    



Most children love to help in the kitchen, whether it is preparing a whole meal or baking some tasty treats. We have lots of yummy recipes that the children can help with, and that the whole family can then enjoy eating. Click here to take a look at our recipe section for mealtime inspiration and cheeky goodies to try with the family this summer!!!

Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Your Mum will LOVE receiving something homemade from you this Mothering Sunday...take a look at our ideas here and make something extra special that can be treasured for years to come - from a homemade bunch of flowers (maybe placed on a tray of breakfast in bed, to a beautifully crafted photo frame with the children's faces smiling back at her...