The Old Presbytery, Barton Street,
Darlington, Co. Durham, DL1 2LN
(01325) 489997

Inspections & Accreditations

The Skills Network

The Skills Network

An overwhelming majority of practitioners have completed a distance learning NCFE Level 2 course– Understanding Autism. This course explores topics including person-centred approaches to support individuals with autism, communication, social interaction, sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism, and supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives. Practitioners access other distance learning courses.

National Clean Air Award Gold

National Clean

William House Nursery has received this award in recognition of its outstanding commitment in providing a tobacco smoke-free environment to protect the health, safety and well-being of all who enter these premises. Enhancing the standards for full day care

Committed to Training

The Skills Network

William House promotes a positive culture whereby effective leadership demonstrates and sets high examples of care, dedication and deep commitment to continuous professional development and training. Strategies are in place and these underpin the lovely calm ethos of the nursery. Parents and visitors comment on the efforts made by staff to create an environment so happy and stimulating for both children and adults

First Aid Training

First Aid Training

William House Nursery has gone above and beyond the minimum requirement. By doing this, the nursery team and supporting staff have up to date knowledge, skills and understanding. It enables staff to be confident and continues our commitment to keeping children safe. Leadership and management have considered the number of children, staff and layout of the setting. As a result, all staff holds an in-date PFA certificate from Life lines.

Women in Business Award

Women in Business Award

A recognition of dedication for the whole of the North East, Creative Product and Service Award.

“The calibre of nominations for the eight awards was very high and we know just how much of a difficult job the judges had in deciding each winner. This certificate is a reminder to you of your achievements to date. It is women like you who are making a difference in the world of business; you are a role model for women to aspire. On behalf of all the team involved in the Women in Business awards, many congratulations.”

Food Standards Agencies Award

Food Standards Agencies Award

Reflects the standards found on the Date of inspection or visit by Local Authority

Five stars for excellent standards of hygiene. Better Food, Better Business. Covering: Cross-contamination, Cleaning, Chilling, Cooking, Management, Dairy


William House Nursery is committed to Safeguarding and keeping children safe. The Nursery Manager, Deputy Manager and Line Managers are trained and named Designated Safeguarding Leads within nursery. The Nursery team including support staff receives annual safeguarding training including PREVENT Duty.


Mary Boulton

Mrs. Mary Boulton

Managing Director

Emma Calvert

Mrs. Emma Calvert

Nursery Manager