Introducing Kids 1st Jesmond’s New Manager…

13th Oct 2016
Introducing Kids 1st Jesmond’s New Manager…

We are delighted to announce that Thomas Tuyaerts will be the nursery manager at our new nursery, Kids 1st Jesmond.

Thomas will take charge of the nursery which opens November 7th 2016, on Burdon Terrace in Jesmond.

Thomas has worked in childcare for 7 years.  He started his childcare career working at an outstanding nursery in Cramlington, before joining us at Kids 1st in 2013.

Thomas was initially employed as a Nursery Nurse, moving swiftly up the ranks to Senior Nursery Nurse within the first six months of employment. Thomas’ skills and strengths were identified early and he was quickly promoted to Deputy Manager and then placed on a secondment as Nursery Manager!  Thomas has been actively involved in three of our Ofsted inspections, all of which were awarded or retained their outstanding report!

Kelly Walsh, Senior Area Manager, states, “Since joining Kids 1st as a Nursery Nurse in 2013 Thomas has risen through the ranks very quickly.  Thomas understands the high standards expected by Kids 1st and knows exactly how to implement and maintain them.  I have no doubt in my mind that Thomas will make Kids 1st Jesmond a success.”

Here is a little snapshot of Thomas, his career so far at Kids 1st and his plans for the future:

Q: Why did you decide to work in childcare?

A: When I was growing up my Mum ran a small nursery from home.  Looking after and being around children became second nature to me. I very quickly realized that working with children is what I wanted to do professionally and I have done exactly that!


Q: Why did you decide to start working for Kids 1st?

A: I have always taken pride in the fact that I work to a very high standard and I have always ensured that I work for companies with the same ethos as myself.  I read about Kids 1st as a company and was intrigued about their reputation and success.  When I noticed a position advertised for Kids 1st Gosforth I immediately applied… the rest is history!


Q: What are you most looking forward to in your new Manager role at Kids 1st Jesmond?

A: I can’t wait to meet the children and their families. I have already been in contact with quite a few families over the telephone and e mail and I am really looking forward to putting faces to names!

If you would like more information about the new nursery please contact: 0191 461 8877

You can keep up to date with the progress of Kids 1st Jesmond on our social media pages: Kids1stJesmond on Facebook and @Kids_1st on Twitter.

If you would like to book your place at our open day on Saturday 5th November, you can via this link: Open Day

Kids 1st Jesmond will have individual rooms to accommodate designated age groups; the rooms are furnished and equipped specifically to meet the needs of each age group.  We will have a separate sleep room for the babies, areas for imaginary play, creative play, story areas, physical play and much, much more.  In addition to our wonderful internal features, we have planned for beautiful, spacious gardens for the children to enjoy which can be accessed from every play room.