Top 20

top 20

The Clever Clogs nursery group is the only one in the North East to be named among the top 20 recommended providers in the UK.

We have been included in the top 20 small nursery groups for 2023 by the UK’s leading nursery review website,

This is based on ratings and comments posted by parents at our three settings – Clever Clogs Belmont, Clever Clogs Bowburn and Little Ladybirds Day Nursery in Stockton – over a 12-month qualifying period.

This resulted in a combined score of ten out of ten, after parents and families were asked to rate the settings on a range of features, including overall standard of the nurseries, their facilities, resources, learning, activities and food/nutrition and care.

Among those who left reviews which counted towards this year’s ratings were Sheila, whose grandchildren attend Clever Clogs Belmont.

She said: “The staff have been excellent and couldn’t have made my grandchildren’s transition any easier. They are always welcoming and smiling, and you can see that they’re passionate about the roles and allow the children to express themselves and develop.

Speaking about Clever Clogs Bowburn, Philip said: “This is the best nursery my children have been to. I get constant updates and lovely pictures from what they have been up to during the day. Whenever I see the staff they have a smile on their faces and are very accommodating. My kids always come home happy and tell me they’ve had a great day.”

And Claire, whose daughter attends Little Ladybirds, said: “Our little girl absolutely loves Little Ladybirds. Her confidence and language skills have soared, she gets to enjoy a wide range of activities and a variety of healthy foods, and it is brilliant to see how happy she is whenever she’s there.”

Clever Clogs Group Owner, Andrea Townsley, said “We’re thrilled to have been named as one of the top 20 best reviewed small nursery groups in the whole of UK.

“It’s a tremendous achievement and we would like to thank our parents and families for taking the time to leave such amazing reviews about our three nurseries over the last 12 months. We are overwhelmed by the support.

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Belmont Nursery

Tel: 0191 384 3610

Address: New Ferens Park, Durham, DH1 1GG

Nursery Manager: Sharon Lewis

Bowburn Nursery

Tel: 0191 377 9192

Address: Durham Road, Durham, DH6 5AT

Nursery Manager: Sharon Lewis