From 30 months to 5 years

Our magnificent pre-school area has been carefully constructed to immerse children in a world of endless possibilities! There is so much to ignite interest and motivate enquiring minds including access to the wonderful outdoor play area. The area is made up of four interconnecting rooms which consist of:

  • A Laboratory – where your child can explore a variety of media including sand, water, dough, slime, and food
  • A Studio – equipped with everything your child needs to express themselves creatively
  • A Theatre – where imagination is stretched to its fullest
  • A Library and technology centre – where children can foster a love of stories as well as develop their skills for the technical world we live in.

A highly qualified teaching team is on hand to make sure that children’s investigations are fun and valuable learning experiences. As with all of our children’s spaces, there are toilet and sleeping facilities readily available to promote independence and ensure children are comfortable and well rested.

Because we have built close relationships with the children in our care, we are sensitive to their transition and understand what it means to each individual child. Our role is very much about enabling children to test and try out their ideas, to help children expand upon these with a view to maximising their learning potential.

In our aim to make sure our children are “school ready” we’ve introduced some new and fun learning material; used throughout nurseries and pre-schools all over the country, to help prepare them as best we can for their journey ahead. On a daily basis we practise our Jolly Phonics and cursive writing, we also include activities such as Dough Disco, Rainbow Writing, shape and number recognition and many more learning activities initiated through play.

If you’d like to practise some of these activities at home with your child, or just to have an insight of what we do in nursery, follow the links below:




Get in touch!

Would you like to make an enquiry about enrolling your child in Great Expectations? Or if you would prefer, please make an appointment for a viewing. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Call: 01642 243256


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36-40 Grange Road

Calvary House



About Us

Great Expectations is a family run nursery in the heart of Middlesbrough catering for children between 6 weeks and 5 years.

Call: 01642 243256

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