At Albany in Washington, Hylton Castle in Sunderland and Sacriston in Durham

Our kindergartens are staffed by teams that are passionate about providing the very best childcare. We aim to provide each child with a caring environment which is a safe, stimulating and very happy day-time alternative to home. Our premises have imaginative spaces filled with materials and toys that children find irresistible. Indoor and outdoor areas allow children to play, explore, discover and create in safe, secure and inviting surroundings. Castle Kindergarten also provides after school care for young children, in its settings. 

Learning outdoors

Each day our children experience outdoor spaces that are dynamic, flexible and versatile places where children can choose, create, change and be in charge of their environment. We provide a rich outdoor environment full of irresistible stimuli, contexts for play and physical activity, exploration, talk and plenty of real experiences and contact with the natural world and with the community.

Learning indoors

Each day our children experience beautiful objects, interesting objects, unusual objects – our kindergartens are filled with these. Children are drawn to them instinctively...they look closely and become intrigued, motivated and inspired to respond. They may for example, talk about what they see, think deeply and ask questions.

Learning at home

We recognise parents as the first and most important educators of their children. All of our staff firmly believe  in working in partnership with parents to provide care and education for their children. We provide activities for parents and children to share together at home and we have a good system for parents to pass on information to let us know about what their children have been enjoying at home.

Look what I can see...

Look what I can see...


All children - babies, toddlers and those getting ready for their next step into primary school form secure bonds with their care givers. They receive close attention all day from staff who are warm and affectionate.

Castle Kindergarten, Albany Village Primary School, Crossgill, Albany, Washington NE37 1UA


Castle Kindergarten,  Cheltenham House,    Cheltenham Road, Sunderland        SR5 3QH

Castle Kindergarten, Fyndoune Community College, Findon Hill, Sacriston, Co. Durham DH7 6LU