Frequently Asked Questions
Q) What are your opening hours?
A) Tiddley Tots Nursery is open 8AM to 6PM. We offer full day session as well half day; Morning or afternoon.
Q) When can I come and look around the nursery?
A) Contact our office by phone or email, or pop in to book a viewing.
Q) How can I register my child.
A) You can get in contact with us and we will post or email a registration form, which will need to be completed and returned to our office. We will then arrange with you a start day and settling in session
Q) How do you settle children in?
A) We want your child to feel happy and safe at nursery and for the transition from home to nursery to be an easy one. To make sure that this is the case, your child’s Key Person will work with you to decide on how to help your child to settle into the nursery.
Q) Do you accept voucher and tax-free childcare.
A) Yes, we do
Q) Is my child entitled to the 2/3 years old Funding?
A) Some families will be entitled to access 15 hours a week of nursery education funding for 2 yearolds, please check with your local authority. All 3 and 4-year olds in England are entitled to 15 hours of free early education each week. Children become eligible for nursery education funding the term after their third birthday.
Q) What are the ratios of staff to children?
A) The Ofsted recommended ratio in the toddler room is 1:4 and 1:8 in the pre-school. However, at Tiddley Tots Nursery we operate with a higher ratio of adults to children which enables us to provide continuity of care at all times
Q) What qualifications and training have staff undertaken?
A) Our staff hold various qualifications and these include NVQ Level 2 and 3 (and equivalents), foundation degrees, BA (Hons) in early years and Early Years Professional Status. Staff training is ongoing to keep up with current best practice and our staff have undertaken training such as first aid, safeguarding, health and safety, allergies awareness, equal opportunities and much more. Continuous professional development for all our staff is a priority.
Q) What is the Early Years Foundation Stage
A) The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for future progress through school and life. A parents guide to the EYFS can be downloaded here