New Covid-19 Measures

We’ve introduced new COVID-19 measures across the Nursery and Pre-School as we reopen.

Adventure Valley Day Nursery has always encouraged children to learn through play, with daily supervised visits to the farm animals and plenty of fresh air.   

We want to share with you the measures that we at Adventure Valley Day Nursery are implementing in line with Government guidance.

What measures we are taking to minimise the risk of infection and keep your child safe:

  • All visitors/parents to the setting will be asked to wear a face mask. Staff will be wearing face masks on drop off and collection of children.
  • Temperature checks of all staff and children will be taken on arrival to the setting and handwashing will take place on entry as well as throughout the day.
  • All staff will receive up to date training in managing infection control and preventing the risk of Coronavirus.
  • We will have an enhanced cleaning schedule to ensure that all equipment and resources are cleaned regularly including reception areas, touch points and bathroom areas.
  • If a child or staff member becomes unwell with symptoms of Covid-19 they will be sent home and asked to obtain a PCR in line with the government guidelines.
  • We are using a fogging machine in our childcare rooms that will provide a further level of infection control against Coronavirus.
  • Our staff are testing twice a week, using Lateral flow tests.

What can parents do to help minimise the risk of infection and keep their child safe:

  • We ask that only parents and children who are symptom free attend the setting, If your child or someone in your household displays any symptoms of Coronavirus please stay at home and obtain a PCR in line with the government guidelines.
  • We ask that parents wear a face mask on drop off and collection times as well as during settling in sessions.
  • Please can we ask that where possible only 1 parent is to drop off and collect your child to support with social distancing inside the setting.

For more information or to discuss your child’s return to Nursery or Pre-School, please contact your Nursery Manager.

If you wish to enquire about joining our Day Nursery, contact us here.

About Us

Adventure Valley Day Nursery & Pre-School is all about giving your child the very best early years education within a countryside environment.

Working in partnership with leading childcare provider Kids Play Childcare, children will enjoy a brand new Nursery and Pre-School building, with private Nursery gardens and daily supervised visits to Adventure Valley.

Meet Our Nursery Manager

Hello, my name is Julie Norton and I am the Nursery Manager at Adventure Valley Day Nursery & Pre-School. I have worked in childcare for almost 20 years, and hold a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies and a NNEB Diploma in Childcare.

I take pride in building those early relationships with both children and parents and love to see children at my nursery grow and devlop each day.

Being the Nursery Manager at this fantastic new setting brings me a lot of joy, seeing children learn through nature-based play including taking daily visits to the farmyard animals is a very unique experience for all.

Day Nursery & Pre-School Manager

A Modern Day Nursery

  • Daily supervised visits to Adventure Valley
  • Private gardens with free flow access from all rooms
  • Ofsted Registered Childcare 
  • Stimulating and educational play

  • Qualified and experienced staff
  • Freshly prepared healthy meals cooked on site
  • Nappies, nappy cream and wipes supplied
  • Free milk for babies

  • Teaching following EYFS framework
  • 2, 3 and 4 year old funded sessions available, which includes 30 hours
  • Childcare vouchers and tax free childcare accepted

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Please contact Vicki Willis on:
0191 384 5540


Find Us

Adventure Valley is located in Brasside, easily reached by car and the 62 Arriva Bus (which runs directly to Adventure Valley).

Adventure Valley Day Nursery
and Pre-School

Adventure Valley, Union Hall Farm
Brasside, Durham, DH1 5SG



The European Agricultural Fund
for Rural Development:
Europe investing in rural areas.

Union Hall Farm Children’s Nursery
Day Nursery & Pre School