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Lemington Centre Pre-School


Our Ofsted registered community playgroup has been operating for over 15 years


We offer a maximum of 24 places per session and are open five days a week, term time only.


Session times:

8.45 – 11.45am Monday – Friday 
12.30 – 3.30pm Monday – Friday


We offer FREE pre-school sessions to some 2-year-olds and all 3 and 4-year-olds.


You could be entitled to 15 hours FREE per week (If you’re in receipt of certain benefits)

Parents/Carers not eligible for the 15 free hours can also pay at £15.60 a session.

To find out if you qualify, call The Lemington Centre or call us on 0191 2641959

Click here for more information about the citywide 2-year-old offer


Our staff

We have experienced staff working together to provide stability and good quality care for the children.  All staff have a minimum of a Level 3 Childcare Qualification and regularly attend training to keep up to date with changes and new initiatives.  We have a designated SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) but staff are committed to supporting all children, including those who have additional needs.  All our staff have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and have completed Paediatric First Aid Training.


Snack time

Children will be offered a healthy snack and drinks during their session so it’s important you tell staff of any allergies or food intolerance your child may have.



All our activities are planned using the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS) and support children’s individual learning and development to enable them to reach their full potential. We encourage children to develop their confidence, communication skills and self esteem as well as supporting them to be motivated to learn, explore, investigate, be creative, develop an active and healthy lifestyle and to discover new skills.

To find out more please contact reception on 0191 264 1959

Little Orange Book

Please find a really useful booklet with expert advice on helping babies and young children when they are poorly, produced by the Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group


Meet the Pre-School team at Lemington


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Joanne F