Happy Smiles

We offer ‘30 hours childcare for working parents’.

We are a day nursery and after school club located in Leadgate, Consett. We are open during the school term and we offer a wraparound service for the local school.

We offer Free Play and Learn for two year olds and offer 15 and 30 hours for three and four year olds education sessions.

We are a non-profit company, limited by guarantee and overseen by a board of voluntary directors and run by a manager who is based on site.

To find out more about help with childcare costs please visit www.durham.gov.uk/childcarecosts

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Monday to Friday 7.45am - 6.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Danielle Southern
Contact position
Nursery Manager
01207 583 583

Where to go

Leadgate County Infant School
West Street
County Durham

Other details

Age range
From 0 years 2 months to 7 years 11 months


Childcare availability
Closed bank holidays
Before school
Term time
After school
Free 3/4 yr places
Free 2 yr places
Will be providing 30 hours
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)
We also share 30 hour entitlement with Leadgate Primary School.

Special provisions

Wheelchair access?

Other details

School drop off/collection
Leadgate Infants' School and Nursery Unit
Further drop off/collection details
Leadgate Primary School
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Ofsted report
View the latest Ofsted inspection report

Local Offer

Local Offer description

We have a highly qualified SENCO and have experience of SEN children in the setting. Ofsted found "Staff provide highly effective support for children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. They work effectively with a wide range of professionals to help to close any gaps in children's learning"

How will the early years provision prepare and support my child(ren's) transition to their next educational establishment?

How will the early years provision prepare and support my child(ren's) transition to their next educational establishment?

Children gain the necessary skills to help to prepare them for their future learning, including the eventual move on to school. They frequently use their early literacy skills, for example, listening carefully to stories and looking independently at the impressive range of books


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Address: West Street  Leadgate  Consett  County Durham

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