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Welcome to the Federation

‘Precious moments today, creative children tomorrow’ 

Welcome to ‘The Federation of Darlington Nursery Schools’ that is Borough Road Nursery School and George Dent Nursery School. As the last two maintained nursery schools in Darlington we believe in making every moment count, in children ‘gently’ learning to appreciate the ‘magic’ of the natural world. We recognise that every child is unique, every moment is precious and every day is different.

Our Vision

To become a centre of excellence for child development; to create beautiful and inspiring protected spaces where children are free to explore all the possibilities that the world allows; become competent, confident learners and communicators, eager to take on this changing world.


'Precious moments today, creative children tomorrow'

Executive Head Teacher Helen Dummett says,

In the words of Winnie the Pooh “When you’re filled with wonder the world is a wonderful place to be”. Come and join in the wonder at our Nurseries and experience the extraordinary in the ordinary, where young hearts and minds can explore all the possibilities that the world allows.


We have some very exciting news.....from September we will be offering Outstanding Education for 50 WEEKS of the year!

We will also be extending our opening hours from 7.30am to 6pm.

We still have a few places still available for both 2 and 3 year olds to start in September 2019