College Nursery


Here at Bishop Auckland College Nursery we pride ourselves on providing a caring, safe and stimulating environment in which children are happy, confident and able to reach their full potential.

Bishop Auckland College Nursery is open to the general public as well as College students and staff.

The nursery was established in 1988 and operates with a highly qualified and experienced team of staff who support the children’s development.

The information here gives you an overview of our Nursery and the services we offer. Please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit to look around our facilities, meet the staff and discuss your child’s specific needs.

Our Vision Statement

At Bishop Auckland College Nursery we believe in providing a fun, happy, caring and friendly atmosphere for our families. Our highly qualified, experienced and approachable staff team are passionate about providing a safe and stimulating environment for all children. We encourage children to be independent, make their own choices and access experiences which challenge and extend their learning. 

We are very proud of our ‘Good’ Ofsted Rating

A positive report from Ofsted rated our Nursery as ‘Good’. The report published in August 2019 said that

“Children learn to work together as a team, share and take turns. They enjoy being creative, painting on a large scale using rollers, leaves and sponges. Young children are developing their independence skills as they wash their own hands and try to put on their coats and shoes. Children are developing the skills needed for their future learning”

Ofsted Good Provider

Ofsted commented on the strong relationships with parent’s/carers stating 

“Staff work closely with parents. They gather a wealth of information about children's likes, dislikes and daily routines, when they first start at the setting”   

“Parents are very complimentary about the setting. They comment that the staff are supportive towards the whole family and know their individual children very well”

The inspector noted that

“Overall, the quality of teaching across the setting is good. Staff are highly qualified and have a good knowledge of children's individual needs. They provide children with an exciting range of activities and experiences which support them to make good progress. Staff are very caring, sensitive and nurturing”

Read our current Ofsted report here

What People Say About Us

"Amazing people who give endless energy and love to my child! Thank you for all that you do."

"Excellent nursery. Brilliant service. Caring and kind staff. Quite flexible also always helpful with last minute changes."

"Really pleased with the level of input in my child’s learning to help her development. Excellent relationships and support from staff and managers."