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Nursery Schools within Durham Local Authority enhance and improve the lives of young children and families by providing a focused pedagogical lead based upon an image of the child as strong, capable, competent and full of potential.

Nursery Schools within Durham Local Authority…

  • Provide an excellent education and first class service for young children and their families
  • Have a high level of staff expertise and high expectations for young children
  • Are a source of high quality leadership and provide support and expertise for Early Years across the Local Authority
  • Are a significant driver in raising standards across the Local Authority
  • Actively support Early Years training, the development of projects and pilot new initiatives
  • Actively contribute to decision making groups
  • Contribute to Local Authority guidance/policies and documentation
  • Innovate, implement and evaluate new developments
  • Are highly active and contribute to regional/national and international developments
  • Are judged by Ofsted, with all at least good and 72% outstanding, all of which have remained outstanding for 4 or more inspections; all providing excellent value for money

Nursery Schools within Durham Local Authority have extensive expertise and qualities that enable them to provide a first class early years educational experience for young children and their families.

Nursery School Headteachers empower others and are a source of inspiration. They work collaboratively to develop and disseminate good practice with each other and to a range of other professionals across the Local Authority.