Welcome to Tiptoes

Each room is made up of a team of practitioners lead by a head of room. For the continuity of care for our children and to ensure good parent partnerships and relationships our staff teams are permanently based in their own rooms. We have a nursery team of separate support staff available to cover holidays, training and sickness so that agencies are never used.

Tiptoes caters for children age 2.6 months to 3.6 months, the ratio can vary from 1:4 for our youngest members of the room to 1:8 for our eldest children.

You and your child will be assigned a key person; this is likely to be decided during their first month of joining the room. They will then remain here until they move up to Pre-school room, Any moves will be discussed with you and take into account your child’s developmental stage.

In Tiptoes by this stage most children are in similar routines and your children follow the nursery routine, they arrive to free play activities and enjoy a range of planned activities and child choice activities at set times thorough out the day. Activities offered to the children encourage development in all areas. Children use the outside play area at least twice a day where they can climb, run, use bikes, scooters.

Your key person will plan to support your child with their next stage of development through observations and then using this information to plan activities to enhance their learning and development. Children also have a wide choice of toys and equipment to use throughout the day, this can range from sand and water trays to the role play area.

In Tiptoes we enjoy extracurricular activities alongside the daily fun, our Music and Movement Practitioner holds weekly sessions. Little Foot Stars offer some footie fun as well as starting to join in on the nursery community walks and outings.

Those children still requiring a sleep after lunch are able to join the sleep room, each child is provided with clean bedding which is kept in their own individual sleep bag to prevent any cross contamination. We encourage you to send in any comforters they may need to sleep so that they feel calm and relaxed.

It is well known that in the early years of the child’s development eating habits and tastes are formed for life. At Tootsies your child will be introduced to a wide range of fresh stimulating flavours which will help to establish healthy eating pattern.

Meal and snack times are organised so that they are social occasions in which children and staff participate in small groups. During meals and snack times children are encouraged to use manners and say 'please' and 'thank you'. Children sit in small groups with adult supervision and self-serve their own meal.

The full menu has a vegetarian option available; all dietary requirements can be provided for upon request.