A new look and a new name for early education in Hadston.

Coquet Children’s Centre’s early education provision has a new look and a new name.
 
The current Butterflies two year old early education provision at the centre in Hadston, has been renamed 'Cubs & Kits' Preschool, in line with a similar successful change at Berwick Children's Centre.
 
Parents and carers of young children attending Coquet Children’s Centre, and professionals working in the Amble and Coquet areas, attended the unveiling of this fresh new look this week (2nd May). 
 
The new name and identity were launched with a ribbon cutting by some of the children who attend the preschool, and a children’s party.  The changes include new signs, and interior decoration.
 
The 24 place nursery provides early education for children from age two until the term after their third birthday and is run by Northumberland County Council.
 
Vanessa Easton, Early Help Locality Manager (North) at the council, said: “Our whole ethos is about putting the children first.  We strive to provide the best possible environment for young people to grow, develop and learn in and the centre has a fantastic reputation for providing a secure, supportive and nurturing early childhood environment.
 
“The preschool has now been open for over 15 years so we felt the time was right to give it a fresh and vibrant identity to reflect the warm and friendly environment within the centre.”
 
The centre received a ‘Good’ rating in its most recent Ofsted inspection, during which inspectors made a number of positive comments, including that: “The management team is ambitious and motivated. It seeks and acts upon the views of parents, children and other professionals.  Parents value the service and are very complimentary about the progress their children make and the supportive and approachable staff. Children form secure and trusting attachments with their key person… to ensure children's well-being is given high priority and therefore their emotional needs are well met.”   
 
Cath McEvoy-Carr, Executive Director of Children's Services at Northumberland County Council said:  “This is an excellent facility, run by professional and caring staff and in which the children attending daycare thrive.  I’m sure under its new name and identity it will continue to go from strength to strength.” 
 
Anyone interested in looking around the nursery or the Children's Centre should phone 01670 761496 or email northchildrenscentre@northumberland.gov.uk  Families can also go along to a ‘Learning Together through Play’ session which take place every Monday morning from 09:30am to 11:00am.
 
At the centre, situated on Bondicar Road in Hadston, funding opportunities are available for two year olds attending the nursery, including 15 free hours, voucher schemes and tax benefits.
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