Many excellent schools exist in both the state and private sectors.
Lists of state schools are available from:Independent Schools Council.
Located on the Newcastle University campus is the Childsplay Nursery. This is an independent nursery, very popular with staff, run by a parents' co-operative.
The University offers Childcare Vouchers which can be purchased by staff via a 'salary sacrifice' arrangement. A recent survey found that 168 staff are using this facility, with a maximum potential saving to the staff member of £1,196 per annum in tax and National Insurance.
Advice, information and contact details for the wide range of childcare facilities in Newcastle and the surrounding areas are available from: