At Tiddly Winks we understand that you want to be sure that your child is having a fun and exciting time with us, and also that you want to know a little about us .
We are careful to take on people who understand our ethos, and have a natural desire to enhance every child's development in the nursery. Whilst a qualification provides a baseline, we try to employ people who have an enthusiasm and a positive outlook. It's inspiring to have a positive team around, who are all eager to work and promote what's best for the children.
We are organised into four teams; when deploying staff, we assess and monitor each individual to ensure they are working with the age of children for which they have most understanding and empathy, as well as considering their skills and experience. This obviously creates an enthusiastic, and happy approach to the learning environment offered, and enables the children to achieve at the highest levels.
Our team of professional nursery practitioners are confident and experienced in using the learning environments and their skills to plan a balance of adult and child initiated activities, with appropriate opportunities for each child to play and explore, think critically and be active and creative learners. Practitioners promote their high expectations of the children using positive and progressive language and praising each child's individual achievements.
We all enjoy our work and are dedicated to ensuring that each of the children love coming here as much as we do.
"The curriculum is only as good as the people who offer it to the children"
Who we are
The owner (who is involved with the management and is on site daily) has a BSc (Hons) degree; the full time manager, the deputy manager and the Pre-school leader all hold a BA (Hons) in Early Years Care and Education. In addition, the manager is a qualified Early Years Teacher. All staff are encouraged and mentored to continue their professional development.
The nursery promotes an ethos of continuous reflection of policy and practice in other to ensure children safeguarding and welfare requirements are met.
We have a positive approach to encouraging and supporting good behaviour, with a designated person to monitor and ensure consistency.
"At Tiddly Winks Nursery we believe that children flourish best when they know how they and others are expected to behave. Children gain respect through interaction with caring adults who act as good role models"
Sixteen of our twenty nursery practitioners are fully qualified, with the remaining three apprenticed to Tiddly Winks to obtain full and relevant nursery qualifications. The children additionally benefit from specialist sports coaching music and movement sessions and a full time support worker to enhance learning opportunities. We have a full time chef to prepare our meals daily, who also holds cookery classes with the children.
All staff are trained in Child Protection, Safeguarding and Food Hygiene and undergo Paediatric First Aid training, as well as having an enhanced DBS certificate. Almost everyone of us is currently enrolled on CPD training courses to move forward.
For your reference, we have a photo board in the nursery with a short synopsis on each of us.