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We are an Outstanding provider (Ofsted 2017)


Winners of the Win Award Best Social Enterprise 2014!

 Passionate about play

Play is intrinsically motivated behaviour, something children do in their own time, following their own ideas, in their own way, for their own reasons (Cole-Hamilton 2011).


At Lamesley Childcare we understand that all children are unique and we strive to continually provide high quality wrap around care that meets their individual needs.

Our staffing structure ensures our provisions are professionally led, inclusive and welcoming and are100% reliable. 

We provide:


We have:

  • Twenty five years of experience
  • Become a valued provision within Gateshead and Sunderland
  • Offered services to families in Gateshead, Sunderland and beyond.
  • An experienced staff team working across seven sites that pride themselves on building effective relationships with children and young people, their parents and carers.
  • A huge range of activities and programmes; offered to reflect choices made by children and parents, who are instrumental in shaping our organisational practices and that meet the Early Years Foundation Stage criteria. 
  • An inclusive learning and developing organisation
  • Worked and continue working in partnership with a wide range of organisations:  
    • The Princes Trust - Get into playwork and Get into Childcare programmes
    • Gateshead Safeguarding and Compliance Team
    • Department for Education (DfE) -  establishing a reflective quality assurance programme
    • Gateshead Economic Development - to offer training and employment opportunieis for young people (18 - 25 years) within our clubs
    • Gateshead College offering work placements for students
    • Connexions Tyne & Wear offering work placements for young people


We welcome the opportunity to work with any new families and operate an open door policy. This means that we encourage potential new parents to visit at any time to see us in operation and have an opportunity to talk to staff and children about what services we offer, or just pop in for a friendly informative chat. 


Easter holidays

This Easter we are off to Saltwell Park and the Discovery Museum and have a whole host of fun activities for children of all ages.   All are welcome.

Staying Safe online

We all want to keep our children safe online from bullying and exploitation and two of the sites we use are Childline and CEOP UK The sites are interactive, aimed at all ages and can be accessed online.  Advice and support can be accessed online or by telephone anytime.


We are in the process of updating our website. You will soon be able to keep track of our news and updates as well as sending us your comments and questions when our social media sites Facebook and Twitter become 'live'.


Ofsted say we are Outstanding!

Our Harlow Green setting was awarded Outstanding in December 2017.  Ofsted say...staff provide children with a rich, imaginative range of exciting and challenging activities based on children's interests.  These activities successfully complement children's learning in school and enable them to make rapid progress.  



Did you do not have to use our breakfast or out of school clubs to use holiday care?

Want to learn more?

Contact Kerry Saxelby on telephone no: 0191 4106526 for information

Holiday Booking forms can be downloaded, completed, attached to an email and send to:
Download our Easter 2018 Holiday Programme Here

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Telephone +44 (0)191 4106526


Lamesley Childcare Ltd - St Andrew’s Church Hall Lamesley NE11 0EU - Company no. 06228434 - Charity No. 1122506 - Companies House - Crown Way - Cardiff - CF14 3UZ - VAT Registration number 946 3771 89