2-3 years old.

Danesmoor House has a maximum of 20 places for Two year olds at any one time. We are also able to offer free places 15 hours a week to parents who meet the income criteria.

The two to three year old room, is run by Laurissa Hetherington. Laurissa specialises in care for two year olds and she works alongside the Heath Visitor and Darlington Borough Council to complete the important two year checks. You will be invited to discuss this with Laurissa and your child’s key carer at the relevant time.

Laurissa oversees the development of all the children in her age group and works alongside the rest of her team ensuring that every child’s needs are catered for and met. The team have the important role of getting your child ready for a more independent learning environment in the Pre-School, for example making sure they have the ability to share and play with each other, not just alongside each other.

The Two year old environment is split into separate rooms – a quiet area, a home area where children can mirror and act out the experiences they have at home, and a more messy and creative room. There is a nap time after lunch for those who need it and this is in a separate room.

Vicky (our Manger) overseas all children aged 18 months to 3 years and ensures that the hard work that goes on in this room lays the foundation for a successful Pre-School. We are also very lucky to have another Graduate Practioner, Hannah in this room as well as a highly motivated team of Level 3 nursery nurses Susan and Chloe.


Vicky Todd, Manager



Laurissa Hetherington, Level 3 Room Leader



Hannah Beck, Graduate Practitioner


Susan Spencer, Level 3


Chloe Malcolm, Level 3