About Chatterbox

Since 2004 Chatterbox has been providing care for hundreds of children aged 0-12 years. Chatterbox nursery is a family run business located in the seaside town of Newcastle. This superb location is close to local amenities such as the town library, primary schools, parks and the seaside promenade.

It is owned by husband and wife team Paul and Jane O'Connor who took over the business in April 2010. Since this, Paul who is a local building contractor has carried out an entire re-furbishment of the nursery to the highest possible standard. Jane is a registered nurse and deputy ward manager in the Royal Group of hospitals. Jane has previously worked as a part time first aid lecturer in the various Further Education colleges. This wealth of experience and knowledge is used on a daily basis to enhance childcare throughout the nursey.

At chatterbox we will provide a warm and welcoming environment for you and most importantly your child/ children. We pride ourselves on providing high quality childcare in a clean, comfortable, friendly and caring environment.

Our staff are all vetted through Access NI and are qualified and experienced in caring for your children. Staff also have child protection and first aid training and regularly attend external training courses so as to enhance their knowledge and skills. We have a low staff turnover which provides consistency of care and helps create a family atmosphere. The staff enjoy seeing the children develop and progress throughout all their stages of development.

We are registered with the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and are monitored by them reguarly. Each year we are inspected by the trust's social workers and in recent years have achieved great success and praise for the care we provide.


The following key strengths were identified:

High standard of records and documentation
Warm and friendly atmosphere
Interactions were responsible and caring
Rooms well resourced
Excellent standard of hygiene and hygiene practices