At Nunsmoor, we provide a warm and welcoming playgroup that offers excellent services for families and children from different backgrounds, age, race, beliefs, religions and children with additional needs.

Providing a caring atmosphere for children

Footsteps Nunsmoor is our first playgroup which opened in April 2014, and is going from strength to strength. This is a small but very popular provision that offers a friendly, welcoming place for children and families.

We are very lucky to have access to the facilities at the Nunsmoor Centre and feel this provides excellent diversity and opportunities for our children.

We pride ourselves on having a very strong team that works together to provide the best teaching, caring atmosphere for children and do our best to include them in our activities. We would like parents to know that and that we are offering an outstanding care for their children.

We care for children with additional needs and have a very good reputation in the area for offering an excellent quality of services for those children by working closely with various professionals such as health visitors, SEND Outreach Service, Speech and Language Therapists, OT and Physiotherapists.


Working with professionals and parents

We consider working with other professionals to be one of our greatest strengths. We have an excellent reputation for working effectively with our SEND Team, S&L and Health Teams to name a few.

Our working with Parents is another of our greatest strengths. We work closely with our parents valuing their opinions on the setting, what we offer and in their children’s learning journey.  We ensure continuous learning via home: setting activities and book share system.

Our settling-in process allows children and their parents to get to know the setting, our staff and our routines before they start with us allowing for a more smooth transition.

Contact us on 0191 2774421

Take a look at our latest Ofsted report by clicking the link below


What Ofsted say

“Children clearly enjoy spending time at this welcoming setting. Staff greet them with warm smiles and reassurance as they arrive and children quickly settle into the daily routine. Children develop strong relationships with staff, who know them
very well as individuals.” – Ofsted report 2023

“Children of all ages play well together in the exciting well-resourced garden and play areas. They delight in the wide range of activities provided outdoors. Children try out different ways to move on the large climbing apparatus and become more agile as they skilfully balance on rope bridges.” – Ofsted report 2017

Meet the team


Playgroup Leader


Early Years Educator


Deputy Playgroup Leader


Early Years Educator


Early Years Educator


How to find us