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About us

“We know that play is fundamental for children’s happiness and wellbeing, evidence shows that it is also influential in their health and future life chances” (Play England 2012).

Lamesley Childcare is a registered charity. Established in June 1992 by Joan Alexanders to help parents balance work and family committment by providing quality, fun filled childcare during school holidays.

We are now one of the largest and longest established childcare provider in Gateshead, offering breakfast clubs and after school provision in six local schools and a centrally based holiday club in Lamesley (close to Team Valley). With more than twenty-six years of experience we continue to grow and currently care for up to 230 children each day.

Our highly skilled management committee are committed to offering a competatively priced, quality service and meet regularly to manage and develop the service.


  • Achieved the 4Children quality assurance scheme level 3 (the highest level) and continue working to ensure we are offering quality across all areas
  • Are registered with Ofsted and are inspected bi-annually. Our latest reports can be viewed below by clicking on the individual school logos.

Click a logo to view latest OFSTED Report –

Ofsted inspection

I would like to congratulate Lamesley Childcare following their recent Ofsted inspection.

I was very pleased in particular to read in the Ofsted report that the children who attend are engaged and that staff are always looking for ways to improve. As Chair of Governors at Kells Lane School, it’s great to see the after school club offering children opportunities to broaden their minds, socialise with their peers and take part in activities in which they may not otherwise get the chance.

Lamesley has been providing a first class setting in which children can grow and learn, and relationships with the school have been excellent. Governors have been pleased at the standards they offer and that they have proven very popular with both children and parents. I am confident that Lamesley will go from strength to strength and help give many more of our children an excellent start in life in the years to come.

Frank Hindle, Chair of Governors, Kells Lane Community Primary School

Ofsted outstanding provider

Harlow Green Community Primary School

Ofsted good provider

Oakfield Infant and Junior SchoolSt. John Boste RCKells Lane Community Primary School

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