Tiddly Winks Nursery, and how we teach

Structure of our day

At Tiddly Winks Nursery the aim of our nursery in Redhill is to provide a warm happy place where your children can be looked after with stimulation, fun, rest, cuddles, healthy food and so that they can grow into inquisitive, socially aware children that have great memories of their time at Tiddly Winks.

Our days vary depending on the age of our children.  We cater for babiestoddlers and pre-schoolers.  As a child moves into each of these phases their care, play and stimulation needs change.  We have created different areas and environments where they can engage in a range of activities that suit their development stage.

The very young babies need a lot of attention, care and naps so they can re-charge their batteries.  Whereas the older children become much more inquisitive and need far more stimulation as their interest in the world and each other increases. At Tiddly Winks Nursery our typical activities include painting, music, sensory play, listening to stories and singing.

 Childrens Nursery in Redhill and Surrey

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Childrens Nursery in Redhill and Surrey

 How we learn

At Tiddly Winks Nursery our primary focus is preparing our children for school readiness as well as introducing many of the concepts that will form the foundation for primary education. Through play we cover the seven areas of learning from the EYFS (2012), and introduce colours, shapes, numbers, and, of course phonics.  We will help them to develop confidence in their own ability,  and work towards an understanding of British Values.

British values is about respecting and celebrating every ones differences and individuality whilst understanding that we are all part of one community. The nursery actively promotes British values and encourages and praises positive, caring and polite behaviour at all times, and provides an environment where children learn to respect themselves, other people and their surroundings.

The nursery is affiliated with the National Handwriting Association, which is evident across al age groups leaning environments, where the opportunities for emergent mark making are facilitated with good practice and resources approved by the NHA.

Our nursery food is provided in-house and we have a weekly menu on a four week rota, so you will always know what we are serving. This is displayed within the nursery for your reference. We aim to cater for the dietary requirements of all our children so please let do tell us if you have any special requests.

Our outdoor areas are designed form the Nursery 's desire to integrate natural materials and objects for the childrens exploration. Children join in with planting and caring for plants, using their imagination in our "mud' kitchen as well as being able to access traditionally "indoor" activities in the fresh air.

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 Key Member of Staff


 

Each child will be allocated a key member of staff who will be primarily responsible for your child and who will be your principal point of contact. This enables us to best fulfill the needs of your child in a more personal way, and provide you with accurate feedback on their development and well being.

Our practitioners are skilled and sensitive in order to support children to form secure emotional attachments to their peers and other adults. Children use these skills to develop their independence and confidence. The Key Person especially and facilitates opportunities for play and exploration within the environment, developing engagement, and understanding of their feelings, and how best to express these.