About Us

The Community Network (NE) CiC are a not for profit organisation, established in February 2015 to ensure long term sustainability of the Mortimer Community Centre, South Shields for the local community. Alongside acquiring Mortimer Community Centre as an asset transfer from the local authority, we are also very proud to manage the school facilities of Mortimer Community College evening, weekends and holiday times.

Since 2015 we have grown and developed a number of community services and programmes including our very popular childcare setting Bright Kids @ Mortimer  Bright Kids @ Mortimer offers parents access to high quality, low cost childcare including our Pre-School, Out of School Hour care and Holiday Camps.

We run an extensive activity programme as part of our weekly timetable which meets the meets of our local community and have a vast range of community facilities to hire out. We operate an open door policy throughout the day, so no matter what day or time, you can also ways pop in for a cup of tea and a chat with our friendly staff in our dedicated community cafe.

If you have any questions on any of our services or programmes please do not hesitate to contact us.


The Community Network CiC and Bright Kids @ Mortimer are committed to Safeguarding all children, young people and vulnerable adults that we come into contact with. Safeguarding the welfare of the child is the paramount consideration in every situation. With this in mind we have a comprehensive safeguarding policy in place which can be found here Safeguarding_policy.pdf