A borough nursery group has been named the highest quality provder of childcare in the country for the fourth consecutive year.
Kids 1st Nurseries who has nurseries in North Shields and Longbenton, has topped the quality league table, which has been compiled with points based on their latest published Ofsted inspection reports.
Managing director Mark McArdle said: “I am so proud that we are at the top of this table for the fourth year.
“It was very special to achieve this once, but four times is incredible.
“This is a great accolade to celebrate in our tenth anniversary year and it is a very important award to us as it is based solely on our Ofsted inspections.
“I am a firm believer that we are only as good as our staff and this quality rating is very much testament to the commitment, dedication and qualifications of the staff team, and the team spirit within the group.”