Fern Hollow
Childrens Day Nursery

A place where children can explore, engage, grow and develop


At Fern Hollow Day Nursery we believe all children deserve the best start in life. Our part is to provide the best care and early learning opportunities for your child. 

Our aims are simple but vital; they remain the core of everything we do: 

They are 

  • To provide a happy, safe and enabling environment for your child.

  • To support learning through a variety of fun, stimulating and engaging activities.

  • To respect each others individual needs and to encourage children to respect each other.

  • To develop in each child confidence, self esteem and independence.

  • To build strong relationships between children, parents and staff.

Our latest updates.. 
In April 2018 Ofsted conducted their latest inspection at nursery. We are very pleased with our latest grading and we hope you are too. You can read the full report at www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted  

We are busier than ever at Fern Hollow. Please click on our contact us section if you would like to find out more about session availability, booking a visit or finding out more about our nursery.

Support For You

At Fern Hollow we believe that every child should have access to an outstanding provision which provides excellent care routines and high standards of learning and development throughout the early years. 

With our highly qualified, dedicated and supportive staff, we trust that you will find all of your childcare and early learning needs met in us. 

We are dedicated to giving all children who spend time with us the same opportunities to flourish and excel through a wide variety of activities and experiences, both indoor and outdoor. Whilst preparing them for their next steps in the learning and development field. We recognise that each child is an individual and will learn at their own rate and in their own unique way. We aim to plan for and support all children as they explore the world around them.  

We are here for you. If you have any questions or queries please feel free to approach our very welcoming and friendly staff who will be more than happy to offer advice and support through your every changing first few years in early education. We recognise and understand that leaving your children can be hard. We are here to reassure and support you through this time. 

As national and local Government continue to extend the funding available to nurseries to continue to provide high quality services, we ensure that you are as aware of all the funding options open to you as possible. 

For all 3 and 4 years 15 hours free Education or 30 hours Extended Entitlement is available for 38 weeks of the year (Term time)  
to claim for 30 hours funding please apply through the website below. You will need to provide nursery with your unique code, NI number and DOB to verify your eligibility. And then update your information on a regular basis through HMRC.   

Eligible 2 year olds are entitled to 15 hours free childcare from the term after their 2nd birthday. 

To confirm your eligibility for either 30 hours funding or 2 year Entitlement funding please see the link below and if you have any further questions please speak to Gemma our Manager.   


Our Services

 The childcare and education services we offer 

  • Full daycare 7:30am - 6:00pm

  • Half day sessions 7:30am -1:00pm and 1:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Playgroup sessions (Term time only) 9:00am -12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Pre-school collection at 12:00pm

  • Pre-school wrap around care 

At Fern Hollow we pride ourselves in being able to offer a family friendly service that understands the demanding work patterns, emergency childcare needs and the strains of day by day life. We try our very best to offer a flexible service and offer additional sessions on top of contracted sessions where possible.  

**In compliance with changes to Data Protection under the General Data Protection Regulation which comes into effect from 25th May 2018, we have added our Data Protection and Privacy notice to our list of Policies and Procedures for you to view. This lays out the data we collect, its purpose, how we will use the data and who we may need to share personal data with, with your consent.**


Contact Us

4 Birches Nook Road,
NE43 7JL

01661 842717

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What Parents Say

The staff really do know the children and what makes them happy.
— Parent
Very new to nursery but I am more than happy with everything and ALL the staff are amazing.
— Parent