Due to popular demand, we have recently increased our pupil numbers and have places available.

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Red Nose Day – Friday 15th March!!!

Wear red for Red Nose Day. We will also be icing and selling red nose biscuits and having a red nose hunt.  If your child does not come in on a Friday then they can come in for an hour during the afternoon session.

World Book Day Thursday 7th March

We are celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March.  Children can dress up in their favorite costume or as a book character and bring in their favorite book!  Any child who doesn't attend on this day can join us in the afternoon from 1pm - 3pm.  If you would like...

January 2019 Newsletter

January Newsletter FINAL 1

School Funding Crisis

Please help with the Parliament petition ‘Increase Funding for Schools’. As Head Teachers, we feel that it is our duty to provide parents with a fair and accurate view of the real state of school funding in our area rather than the misleading, over optimistic and...


Welcome to Bensham Grove Nursery School

I am delighted to welcome you to our website here at Bensham Grove Community Nursery School. I hope our website enables you to share some of our exciting and special times and answer some of the questions you may have.

We are proud to be the only Gateshead Local Authority maintained Nursery School providing 15 hours funded education for 3-4 year olds.

We were delighted to be judged Outstanding in our recent Ofsted inspection, November 2017. Our Ofsted report identifies many of the features that make Bensham such a special place for children and their families. We were so delighted that the report highlights that…”the needs of children are at the heart of every decision that is made in the school.”

As a Nursery School we are staffed with a Headteacher, qualified teachers and a very experienced staff who provide the highest quality learning experiences for children who attend Bensham Grove.

If you would like to know more about our school or visit us please ring the school office and speak to Janine or Helen who will arrange this for you.

Mrs Denise Kilner (Head teacher)

Education is not about filling a bucket but lighting a fire.


From the first visit to our home to the last day in nurseryI could not fault a single aspect of the experience you have offered my daughter. Not only did you support my child, you supported a very anxious parent. The standard of Education offered is first class and my child has flourished into a little girl ready for the next step in her education experience. Opportunities for me to be involved in my child’s learning and development were fantastic and I have enjoyed taking part. I cannot thank you enough and will love to bring my second child in a few years.

Parent (2017)

I absolutely could not have imagined or wanted a better start for my child. As a parent, leaving your child with unknown people is the hardest thing – I never felt worried or concerned. I felt that everyone would look after and encourage her and that my worries were understood and ‘normal’! I wish she could stay! All of the staff have been lovely and it feels as though they all know my child and that she knows all of them.

Parent (2017)

My child has had the most wonderful start possible attending Bensham Grove Day Care and Nursery School. The staff have all been incredibly kind and helpful offering advice where necessary and support always. My child leaves nursery having an amazing experience that has now set him on the path to all his future learning and experiences.

Parent (2017)

I really can’t praise Bensham Grove enough. From the friendly, welcoming staff to the outstanding facilities and wide range of exciting and educational activities for the children to enjoy, this nursery has it all! Particularly since joining the 3-5 nursery, my child has grown in confidence and enjoyed every minute. He is one of the youngest of the group (August baby) but I have no concerns whatsoever about him starting Reception in September. Bensham Grove has given him the best possible grounding for this next step.

Parent (2017)

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