1-3 Station Road, Hebburn, NE31 1NX,
(0191) 483 6040




Debbie Johnson, the owner of Abacus opened the nursery in January 1996 after teaching for five years. She has a BEd (Hons) degree in education and has also gained Early Years Professional Status (equivalent of an Early Years Teacher). Both Debbie and her staff constantly build on their knowledge and experience of the Early Years.

Our management team have over 80 years experience (in total) of working with children, the majority of which have been spent working at Abacus. This is so important in providing continuity of care to our families and ensuring that standards remain consistently high.

All staff are qualified (as a minimum) to the equivalent of a level 3 nursery nursing qualification in relevant courses. A number of staff hold additional qualifications, such as level 4′s, Early Years degrees and Early Years Professional Status. The majority of our staff have worked with us for many years and have come to know many families within Hebburn, Jarrow and the surrounding areas. Families keep coming  back to us time and time again, or recommend us to their friends and extended family.

Our staff team is also very stable. Staff are professional, committed and confident and take pride in ensuring that all of our children are encouraged to be themselves and fully explore and enjoy their time at nursery.

All staff and students complete an induction before starting to work at Abacus and then staff begin a comprehensive training package to enable them to become extremely competent in carrying out their role. Staff are allocated a ‘mentor’ whom they can work with to develop their knowledge and skills.