How do I even start to tell you about all the amazing things that we get up to at our two nurseries? There isn't space here, but I've tried to give you a little flavour - Come and meet us, take a look around our fabulous indoor and outdoor facilities and the children will show you why we are outstanding at both sites.

We provide the highest quality of care and education, with every detail carefully considered. We offer flexibility to meet your family's needs and excellent communication to keep you updated on the shennanigans that your children have been up to!

Qualifications, as well as experience and a natural flair with children, are important to us. I am a Doctor of Early Childhood Education, as well as holding a Masters in education and and early years teaching qualification. We are a small team of 36 including 4 qualified teachers, 9 graduates and the rest have at least a level 3. We are leaders in our field, with over 300 year's experience between us and 36 children and grandchildren of our own (plus some on the way).

However, we learn every day. We enjoy learning alongside our children, learning from them, challenging them, supporting them, but more importantly, respecting and caring for them. We enjoy our time together. Just like a family, the Yellow Wellies family.



Dr Kate Jones

Director of Early Education

07977 153118

Opening Hours:

MONDAY - FRIDAY: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

7:30 start available on request

​Durham 0191 384 1444
Bishop 01388 603862

Avenue House, North Road, Durham DH1 4SG

Walker Drive, Bishop Auckland DL14 6QL


Opening Hours:

MONDAY - FRIDAY: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

​Durham 0191 384 1444
Avenue House, North Road, Durham DH1 4SG

About Us


We are a small chain of nurseries (just two - so pretty small) which is family owned. We care deeply that every child who spends time with us feels safe, happy and confident. The team works extremely hard to create a fascinating environment that provides every child with opportunities to explore with enthusiasm, engagement and fun.

We value the opportunities that outdoors has for young children. Both nurseries have qualified forest school practitioners and fascinating outdoor spaces.


We provide children with the freedom to explore and learn about the natural world around them; to find and examine mini-beasts; to grow and eat their own fruit and vegetables; to learn about caring for living things; to be challenged physically and to learn together.

First-hand experiences are key. We provide as many experiences as we and the children can think of, from visits to the Life Centre, to hatching chicks from eggs. The children enjoy growing (and killing) their own fruit and vegetables - the ones that survive they can eat, as they learn about keeping themselves healthy while caring for living things.


Bishop Auckland


Opening Hours:

MONDAY - FRIDAY: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Bishop 01388 603862

Wellington House, Cockton Hill Road,

Bishop Auckland DL14 6HX