“A place where the unique child and childhood are valued, celebrated and nurtured.”


Home from home, where your adventures begin each day. Read More


Go through the gate or step over the stile and you are in amongst the long grass, the hills , the trees, tunnels and dens then gather with your friends in the firehouse. Read More


Fill up your watering can and tend our crops, visiting the hens as you pass by. How many eggs will we find today? Read More

Mud Kitchen

Tucked away behind the cabin you will find our famous kitchen, where we cook and create the most amazing things using our own unique ingredients. Read More


Feeling the sand between our toes, paddling in the shallows, our beach immerses us in our coastline culture. Read More


Step inside our cosy cabin to shelter from the elements. Read More
About us

The team at Boldon, Staff and Governors are committed to respecting children’s rights to a quality childhood. Boldon Nursery School is an outdoor nursery school. We use nature and the seasons to enhance our delivery of the early years foundation stage curriculum. Our approach enables children to spend a great deal of time in the outdoors, in all weathers, where possible. Read More

View our vision

Governors Statement

Early Years Pupil Premium

Erasmus Project

Boldon Outdoor Nursery School is part of a European project with 3 partner countries looking at the impact of learning with and in nature. Our partner countries are Norway, Czech Republic and Scotland. The project will run for 3 years and the research published. To find out more information, please click below:

Hval Gard Og Vepsebolet Barnehager

Zakladni A MaterskaSkola Jurta

Aucholone Kindergarten


Boldon Nursery school – Outdoor Nursery is an active member of the following associations.

Early Education

International Association of Nature Pedagogy



What Ofsted Have To Say

The inspirational and forward-thinking headteacher inspires a highly effective staff team who ensure that all children are provided with rich and interesting learning experiences. This includes first-hand practial experiences outdoors in the extensive natural enviroment. Children make rapid and sunstained progress from starting points below those typical for their age. Consequently, their achievement is outstanding, enabling them to catch up quickly. Teaching is outstanding because the innovative learning experiences and high expectations for each child, including the most able, ensure that all realise their potential in all areas of learning. Under the expectional leadership of the headteacher, supported by a knowledgeable governing body, staff ensure that all children get the best possible start and are extremely well prepared for primary school. The statment, ‘The best classroom and richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky’, underpins the school’s ethos and drive to use nature and the seasons to stimulate children’s curiosity and enhance’s their learning. This incudles in their early reading, writing and mathmatical work. The imaginative and extremely stimulating environments both inside and outdoors, and the inventive match of activities to capture and hold interest, enable children to make rapid progress and achieve exceptionally well.

View OfstedReport March 2015

View Ofsted Case Study -Moving Practice Together

View Ofsted Getting It Right First Time


Have you registered your child for their nursery place for September 2017 – PLACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE 

Have any questions?

Head Teacher – Mrs Sue Stokoe

0191 536 3669



Boldon Nursery School takes part in a project which participates in schools across South Tyneside. It is ran in partnership with both South Tyneside Council and Northumbria Police. The project which commenced in January 2016, aims to support children who are affected by Domestic Abuse.
Boldon Nursery School Reginald Street Boldon Colliery NE35 9DG

On June 24th 2016 we attended the TES school awards at Grosvenor House Hotel, in London and we were delighted to win the Early Years Setting of the Year award and also Overall School of the year award.

The judges had some delightful comments to make about Boldon Nursery School – Outdoor Nursery including “It is wonderful to see an early years setting win the overall award for school of the year, “they said. “It is great to shine a light on the fantastic work being done in the early years sector, because it is so crucial that we get education right early on.”

Overall School of the Year Press Release






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