About Seedlings

We provide the best possible educational provision in a stimulating and creative environment. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, supportive and fun learning environment, in which children can explore and discover the world.

We believe that children learn best by direct experience and interactions between people and their environment; through established routines and inspirational activities. We value the strong relationship with our local community and we encourage a positive partnership between children, their home, the provision and the wider community who help us to support the children in our care to develop into individuals who will lead happy and rewarding lives.

Our Vision

The Seedlings @ St Mary’s Two year Old Provision, offers a welcoming friendly atmosphere for both child and parent/carer where children can Create, Explore, Imagine and Learn.

We set the foundations of your child’s first steps on their Learning Journey which provides the basis for all future learning. We pride ourselves on listening to children and those who care for them and using this information to personalize each child’s learning.

Learning should be fun and we strongly believe in first hand learning, valuing the importance of the outdoor environment to develop children’s thinking and problem solving skills. We believe that every child is unique and should be treated so allowing them the opportunity to develop and learn in a safe and nurturing environment where play and learning is combined. We are committed to giving our children the best possible start to their school life, teaching them skills which ensure their well-being now and success in the future.

Seedlings Prospectus 2024-25

Joining the Seedlings @ St Mary's

We currently offer 10 spaces each morning and afternoon, Monday to Friday at £5:00 per hour. If you are interested in having a visit to see Seedlings in action please just contact the school office on 01289 306170 to book an appointment, we would love to meet you and share the excitement that is Seedlings. 

Due to the popualrity of the unit please apply for a position as soon as possible, as we do have a waiting list for certain times.

If you would like to apply on-line simply follow the Seedlings Admission policy  and email us your contact details to admin@st-maryscofe.northumberland.sch.uk

Help with costs of childcare - Tax Free Child Care

St Mary's is a registered Tax Free Child Care Provider, please contact the school office for more information or click this link.

Northumberland County Council has produced a document full of information for Parents & Carers on Free Early Education Entitlement for 2, 3 and 4 year olds in Northumberland.To access this documents please click on the link below.

Please click on the link below to find about how the government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs. Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office on 01289 306170