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Head of Centre's Welcome

Welcome to Gamesley Early Excellence Centre.


We are a busy but friendly centre, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of our 'outstanding' centre, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and children.


We are a hard working and dedicated staff team committed to providing the highest quality learning experiences we can for your child. We work hard with the children to provide a positive environment and atmosphere in which they can grow in confidence and independence. We have very high aspirations for all of our children.


I look forward to welcoming you into our centre, introducing you to staff and showing you around.


We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the centre direct with any queries you may have.


Thank you for visiting! 




Anna Portman

About Gamesley Early Excellence Centre

Gamesley Early Excellence Centre is a fully integrated Centre, which provides early education, care and family support for children aged 0-11 years. We also provide enhanced resource facilities for children with additional needs.


We are open from 7.30am to 6pm for 50 weeks of the year and we actively encourage families from all over the Glossopdale and Tameside area to use our wonderful facilities.


We have been in operation from 1973 and we have been an Early Excellence Centre since 1999. We were designated a Sure Start Children’s Centre in 2006 and work closely with the Children's centre workers based at Gamesley Community Centre.


Our early years education is provided by Derbyshire Local Authority and our care facilities are provided by Gamesley Early Excellence Centre Community Interest Company. We offer nursery education for children aged between 3-5 years old. All our practitioners are either graduate teachers or are qualified to a minimum of NVQ level 2. Our Under 3's facility is divided into two areas, we have a 15 place baby room and a 20 place toddler room; again staffed by highly qualified practitioners. We also have places for children who are eligible for 2 year nursery education funding. Our centre provides an Out of School club and holiday care for children who attend primary school within the whole of the Glossop and surrounding areas.


If you are looking for a place for your child, please come and look round our centre. You will be given the opportunity to meet the staff, learn more about the nursery and chat to us about your requirements.


We have been awarded several accolades and awards for our practice and we received four ‘OUTSTANDING’ Ofsted reports for our education provision in 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. In August 2017 our day care provision was judged OUTSTANDING in all areas. We are holders of  “The Health Promoting Schools Award”,” The Basic Skills Quality Mark”, a BECTA ICT award and a NAACE mark ICT award.