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“Children show they feel special, safe, valued and supported by staff in the nursery.”


2019/20 TreeTops ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted Report

TreeTops Nursery

TreeTops Nursery is Thornaby Pavilion’s childcare provision which offers a warm, welcoming and safe environment for your children – and good news, we have spaces available! In December 2019 we achieved an ‘Outstanding’ across all areas Ofsted Report for the second time in a row. Read the full report here.

Tree Tops is a registered childcare setting, offering outstanding care for children aged 2 – 4 years. The nursery is based at Wrightson House within Thornaby Pavilion’s Leisure Centre which is conveniently located in Thornaby’s Town Centre.

We have an exciting programme of activities to stimulate and develop children to their full potential as well as two well-equipped playrooms which offer children a friendly and educational environment. We also use the adjoining sports hall, soft play areas and visit the local children’s centre outdoor area so children can take part in regular physical activity.

Operation Encompass

Tree Tops supports and implements Operation Encompass. Operation Encompass is an initiative that will provide early intervention support for children affected by domestic abuse. Its success will be dependent upon close partnership working between the police and schools, academies, colleges and nurseries, and the sharing of accurate domestic abuse information where children have been present, witnessed or been involved in such abuse. For more information please see the website.

At TreeTops we…

Have Fun

We have fun in a friendly, encouraging and sociable environment where everyone is welcome


We explore, build and learn through numbers, shapes and letters


We experiment with different materials, weights and textures to stimulate our senses


We create colourful art and enjoy lots of messy play time with paints and crafts!


We investigate and expand our imagination through exciting books and stories


We play indoors and outdoors with friends

Happy child at TreeTops Nursery.

“Teaching is outstanding and staff are superb at continually promoting children’s learning.”

Ofsted ‘Excellent’ Report

“We are very impressed with the level of care and learning provided for children with additional needs. The out of the box thinking and support for a child who is visually impaired is wonderful.”


Middlesbrough Sensory Teaching Advisory and Resources Services

Our Team

Our team of qualified staff are ready to welcome you and work in partnership with families to ensure all children’s needs are met. We will keep you informed with your child’s progress every step of the way.

Meet our room supervisors below!


Sue supervises children aged 2-3 and has over 17 years of childcare experience.

Sue is qualified in: NVQ Level 3 in Childcare & Early Learning, Early Years Foundation Stage Certificate, Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene Certificate.

Sue loves seeing the children's confidence change from when they start to when they leave. Her favourite part of working at TreeTops is knowing the team have made an amazing impact on the lives of the children in the short time they at TreeTops!


Dawn supervises children aged 3-4 and has over 10+ years of childcare experience.

Dawn has a BA Hons degree in Early childhood studies!

Dawn loves seeing the children's development over the time they are in TreeTops. Her favourite part of looking after your little ones is seeing the children's cognitive, social and speech development while they are with us and receiving feedback from parents about how much their child has developed!

Take a look at the video below to find out more about TreeTops!


We understand it can be difficult to leave your children, especially for the first time. Take a look at what we do at TreeTops Nursery to help you leave your little ones.

Stay & Play

For the first week that your child is with us, we ask that a parent/guardian/close family member attend nursery sessions too to help the child adjust.

Observe & Build

During that first week our team will observe everything your child does to get to know them and build close relationships with your family.

Past Feedback

We provide you with reviews and feedback from previous TreeTops parents to help you and your little one adjust.

Work Together

We have your child's best interests at heart and will work with you to provide the best childcare for your child.

Help With Childcare Costs

Are you looking for support with childcare costs? Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers in one place for the first time. The new Childcare Choices website makes it easy to find out what’s on offer. Use the Childcare Calculator at to see what support is available to you and your family.

As well as current schemes, Childcare Choices introduces Tax-Free Childcare for 15 and 30 hours. We also offer 6 hours funded places which are spread over 3 days on the afternoons (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 12.45pm to 2.45pm)

To find out more about Childcare Choices, how they can help you and to apply for funding head over to the Childcare Choices website at

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