Making child care affordable and accessible in Ashington and Newbiggin.

Rascals childcare provide affordable, accessible and high quality care for children between 6 weeks and 13 years old in Ashington and Newbiggin. We offer places for children entitled to Free Childcare for 2 year olds and also the Early Education Entitlement for 3 & 4 year olds.

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RASCALS nursery cares for children aged from 6 weeks up to 5 years, growing and learning through play. We also offer funded places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

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Out of School Club

RASCALS Out of School Club is for children aged from 3 to 13 years of age in the Ashington area. Transport is available to and from school.

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RASCALS provides crèche facilities for organisations who require childcare for conference delegates or individuals participating in training.

About Rascals

RASCALS have recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary of delivering Nursery care in Ashington and have delivered childcare in Newbiggin since January 2011. Working in partnership with you to provide the perfect start for your child’s future. RASCALS follows the Early Years Foundation Stage, providing a quality consistent approach to childrens learning and development through play. RASCALS is led by an Early Years Qualified Teacher with a highly qualified team of staff ensuring that all children get the best start.

“...provision to the well-being of children is outstanding.”
Ofsted, July 2015

Help With Costs

We have a range of schemes to help you with childcare costs at both Ashington and Newbiggin

Partnership with Parents

Parents/Carers are the first educators of their children, our aim is to support you in this essential role as we work together to care for and educate your child.


Our menus have been developed to include well balanced nutritious meals and snacks within our nursery. Our menus are on a Rota system so children rarely have the same meal every 4 weeks.

The Benefits

RASCALS is based in both the Ashington and Newbiggin areas, close to the centre of town, allowing easy access to major routes to both the North and South.


RASCALS is registered with OFSTED, a Government department responsible for setting standards relating to the care and education of children.

Our staff

Each setting is run by a team of staff who are qualified and suitably experienced to meet the needs of the children in their care.

Learning and Fun

We believe that all children and young people should have the support and opportunities that they need to reach their full potential.



  • Alexandra Road, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9EF
  • 01670 841155


  • Cleveland Avenue, Newbiggin by the Sea NE64 6RR
  • 01670 844907




We have spaces available from September in both Ashington and Newbiggin. Please contact us for more information.

Ashington Nursery

  • Places available for children under 2 years old.
  • Places available for children 2 years and over.

Newbiggin Nursery

  • Places available for children 2 years and over.