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Our aims

Little Tinkers Childcare Limited provides a safe, secure and supportive environment for all the children in our care to learn, develop and most importantly have fun. All the staff are qualified at Level 3 or above in Childcare and Education.
At the nursery we aim to:
  • Create a warm, welcoming and safe environment, indoors and outdoors to which children feel valued as an individual and enjoy learning, where they can play, explore and follow their interests with planned purposeful play.

  • Offer a seasonal four weekly rotating menu of balanced and nutritional meals, which the children can all self-serve.

  • Follow the four themes of the EYFS. A unique child, Positive relationships, Enabling environments and Learning and development to facilitate effective practice and delivery of a high quality Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

  • Every child is assigned a key person. We aim to ensure that every child’s first experience of nursery is as happy as possible, promoting strong links with parents/carers by building up trust and partnerships.

  • Provide a broad and balanced curriculum which challenges the children’s learning and development according to their needs and interests, stages of development and reflects the multi-cultural nature of our society and promotes inclusion.

  • Ensure that all children are encouraged to investigate, predict, imagine and create through play, making choices, taking risks and participating in a range of both self and adult initiated activities.

  • Ensure parents and carers are given information regarding their child whilst in nursery and that their learning journey is shared to help them plan and support their children’s needs.

  • Meet all statutory safeguarding and welfare requirements to promote children’s well-being and ensure safe working practices are adhered to.

  • Support our British values throughout the children’s learning and development.

Your Child

Nutrition

We offer a seasonal four weekly rotating menu of balanced and nutritional meals, which the children can all self-serve.

Dietary Requirements

Before your child starts nursery we will discuss your child’s dietary needs, including any allergies they may have and appropriate arrangements will be made to meet individual needs. We also pay attention to dietary rules of religious groups and provide for vegetarians in appropriate ways. The children eat together in the rooms they are in during the day. The children are encouraged to wash their hands, use their manners and self-serve their own meals and drinks.

Social Development

Meal and snack times are a great way to encourage the children to develop their own social and interaction skills. Some of the nursery practitioners choose to eat a nursery meal at a table with the children therefore encouraging conversation, turn taking, good manners and an overall understanding of healthy eating.

CCTV

The nursery is fitted with CCTV for the safety and security of the children and staff.

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Children with SEND

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Reforms will place a statutory requirement on settings from September 2014 to make information available to parents about how our setting supports children with SEND.

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Our staff

Care at Little Tinkers Childcare Limited is provided by experienced and qualified staff. We recruit staff, not only on the basis of their experience, professionalism and qualifications but also for their personal qualities. We look for enthusiasm, dedication and a genuine love of children, and working with children.

OFSTED guidelines regarding the ratio of staff to children are strictly maintained at all times.

The nursery is committed to the ongoing training and development of staff and will undertake a full on-going training programme to ensure that our staff are kept up to date with training and information provided by the relevant outside agencies. All our staff have Paediatric First Aid Training, and under gone Safeguarding Children Training Course.


Kelly Leech

Proprietor/Nursery Manager
Cache Diploma Level 3 in Childcare and Education
Foundation Degree in Working with Children and Young People
BA Honours Degree Level 6 in Working with Children and Young People
Designated Safeguarding Officer
Nursery SENCO PICO .
Paediatric First Aid Trained.

Kirsty Bradshaw

Kirsty Bradshaw

Deputy Manager - Currently on Maternity Leave
Cache Diploma Level 3 in Childcare and Education
Works in the Ladybird Room with the 2-3 Year Olds
Level 1 Safeguarding
Paediatric First Aid Trained

Jenna Wilcox

BTEC Level 3 in Childcare and Education
Acting Deputy Manager
Room Leader for the Caterpillar Room aged 2-3 years
Designated Safeguarding Officer
Paediatric First Aid Trained.

Sarah Webber 

Deputy Manager/Butterfly Room Leader for the 3-5 Year Old Room
Level 3 in Childcare and Education
Level 1 Safeguarding
Paediatric First Aid Trained

Sarah-Jane

Sarah-Jane Hargreaves

Level 3 in Childcare and Education
Based in the 2 Year Old Room
Level 1 Safeguarding
Paediatric First Aid Trained

Lizzy Iveson

Cache Diploma Level 3 in Childcare and Education
Based in the Pre-School Butterfly Room
Level 1 Safeguarding 
Paediatric First Aid Trained

Jenna Taylor 

Cache Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 3
Works in the Caterpillar Room for ages 2-3 years. 
Level 1 Safeguarding
Paediatric First Aid Trained

Janine Toner

Nursery Cook
Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 4 
Level 1 Safeguarding
Paediatric First Aid Trained

Alice Gregory

Cache Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 3
Works in the Ladybird Room with the 2-3 Year Olds - Currently on Maternity
Level 1 Safeguarding
Paediatric First Aid Trained

Samantha Sandiford

Samantha Sandiford

Cache Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 3
Currently works in the Ladybird Room for ages 2-3 Years
Level 1 Safeguarding
Paediatric First Aid Trained

What some of our parents say

“My little lad loves going nursery and since being there he’s learnt so much new things. The staff are lovely, fun and caring and very patient with my little boy. I love hearing at the end of the day what he’s been doing at nursery.”
“Brilliant nursery. As a very nervous mum I have never left my little girl with anyone but I feel so at ease leaving her in the hands of Little Tinkers. I know she is getting the full care she needs and always comes home happy. Win win for both me and my little girl. Thank You”
“Fab nursery and great staff a home from home, my little boy loves it.”
“Fantastic nursery, my son has come along so much since starting here. He loves it and lovely staff too.”

Fees and opening times

Full time place

2 year old room - £175
3 year old room - £170

Full day

2 year old room - £39
3 year old room - £38

Morning session with lunch
 (7.30-12.30)

2 year old room - £24
3 year old room - £24

Afternoon Session with Lunch and Tea
(12.30 – 6pm)

2 year old room - £24.50
3 year old room - £24.50

FEE Voucher Sessions are 8.45am – 11.45am and 12.15pm - 3.15pm Monday to Friday. If you require for your child/ren to stay for an extra 45 minutes to have lunch, this is at a cost of £4 per session.

We are open 7.30am-6pm Monday – Friday for 51 weeks of the year. We close for one week at Christmas, in addition to Bank Holidays. We close at 1pm Christmas Eve.

Fees are payable in advance, on the 1st day of each calendar month, usually by standing order. 

The setting has been approved to provide ‘Free Flexible Entitlement’ funding for 3 and 4 year old children. What this means is that from the term following your child’s third birthday, they will receive up to a maximum of 15 hours free childcare per week for 38 weeks of the year, based around term time.

We accept a range of childcare vouchers including Kiddivouchers, Computershare and Sodexho.

Holidays and Sickness are payable in full.

A registration fee of £50 is required when reserving a place. This is credited to the initial standing order calculation. Deposits are non-refundable if the reserved place is cancelled.

Nursery fees are reviewed every April.  


How do I reserve a place for my child?

If you have not viewed our nursery, please do not hesitate to come and have a look. Little Tinkers has an “open door policy” where no appointment is needed to view the nursery. We just kindly ask that you visit us between the hours of 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.  

If you have been to see our nursery, you would have been given a ‘Registration Form’, simply complete the form and return it to us with your registration fee, alongside a copy of your child’s birth certificate. Upon receiving your completed form we will contact you to discuss your childcare requirements and settling in sessions for your child/ren.


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