Bensham Grove Community Nursery School

I would like to welcome you to Bensham Grove Nursery School’s website.

Bensham Grove Community Nursery School, established in 1929, has a long tradition of providing high quality education for 3-5 year olds, being one of the first Nursery Schools to open on Tyneside.  The original building was destroyed by fire and replaced in 1969.  The Nursery moved to a purpose built early years premises in December 2004.

Today Bensham Grove Community Nursery School remains the only maintained Nursery School in Gateshead and provides high quality Nursery education for 3-4 year olds living in the borough. The school is led by a qualified Headteacher, with a governing body. The school offers distinct education sessions, delivered by highly experienced and qualified staff, including qualified teachers. As a Gateshead Local Authority maintained Nursery school the school has close links with the Head teachers and staff of local feeder schools.


Bensham Grove Nursery School is a very special place where staff, children and their families enjoy working and being together-celebrating the joy of being and 3 and 4 years old.

We place a strong emphasis on everyone ‘having a voice’ and playing an active role in our school. We enjoy learning outside as well as inside the classroom – our children, staff and families can often be seen out and about as you will see by all the photographs on the site.

Today the Nursery School and the National Charity Action for Children continue to work closely together to provide the core offer of integrated education and care for children aged two months to 5 years. As a nursery school, the education sessions are available during Local Authority set school term times and parent/carers may be offered morning and afternoon sessions flexibly.

Morning School Session:     9.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon

Afternoon School Session:         12.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.


In partnership with Action for Children we are open for day care 7.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year.


Kind Regards

Denise Kilner


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