Frequently Asked Questions at Tinies Daycare Nurseries for Cheltenham
Below are some of the questions we get asked by parents when their children are attending a Tinies Daycare Nursery
What's the costs/fees of attending your nursery in Cheltenham?
Tinies Daycare Cheltenham nursery fees will depend on how many sessions you choose to take. Tinies Nurseries charge on a sessional basis and there are morning and afternoon sessions every day of the week. The exact cost of a session varies from setting to setting, so please request a fee structure from your local Tinies Daycare Nursery. Tinies Daycare Cheltenham Nursery has very competitive prices, which also include all of your child's food for the day.
When is your setting closed?
Tinies Daycare Cheltenham nursery setting is closed on all National Bank Holidays, and for five days around Christmas and New Year - these dates are confirmed each September and communicated to parents. Bank Holidays are chargeable, however, the five days over Christmas are not.
What is your settling in process?
At Tinies Daycare Cheltenham we offer two, two hour free sessions. Before your settling session, your child is assigned a key person who you will meet on the day, this person is responsible for your child's care, education and learning journey, you will meet them to discuss your child's routines, needs and interests, then when you are ready you can leave your child for the rest of the visit.
Can you accommodate my child's dietary needs?
During the settling in process, your child's Key Person will discuss your child's dietary needs and we will work with you to accommodate them. Where necessary, we will complete a Care Plan to accompany these requests.
Can your nursery accommodate a child with additional needs?
At Tinies Daycare Cheltenham we provide an inclusive setting and work with parents and children with additional needs to make sure the experience is a positive one for everyone. Each child's needs will be assessed individually and we would agree on the best Care Plan for that child.
What Nursery Curriculum do you follow?
Tinies Daycare Nurseries across the UK, follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters Curriculum. We believe in play-based learning. The Early Years program is a great opportunity for your child's overall development as it also ensures to include outdoor learning activities that will help your child interact with the external elements and gain a better understanding of the world we live in.
Learn more about our indoor & outdoor early years learning curriculum - Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters
How often do the children play outside?
All of our daycare settings have an outdoor learning environment because we believe that indoor and outdoor learning is paramount to a child's development. The children use this space daily and in all kinds of weather. At Tinies Daycare Cheltenham we have free flow all day allowing the children to play indoors and outdoors as they please.
What do you offer outside of the Nursery Curriculum?
We offer a variety of preschool extracurricular activities that complement our UK nursery, preschool curriculum and offer an enhanced learning experience for the children at our daycare Nurseries. We enlisted the help of experts to provide some outdoor learning early years activities to help get you started. The learning activities offered at each of our nursery settings differ, so be sure to look at the individual sites or ask one of our colleagues for more information.Read more about our extra-curricular program.
Do you just take children of student's attending the college or are you open to everyone?
Tinies Daycare Cheltenham is open to all children, private, students and funded.
What meals do you provide?
At Tinies Daycare Cheltenham we provide a variety of fruits for a morning snack, balanced and nutritious lunch and dessert that is cooked on-site and served at 12 pm, we then serve a cold afternoon tea at 3:30 pm.
Where is the nursery located?
Cheltenham Tinies Daycare is inside Gloucestershire College, it is a purpose-built ground floor nursery with a large safe and secure outside area.
Tinies Daycare Cheltenham has convenient drop off points for parents/carers who drive.
Do you take the children on trips outside of the nursery?
Yes at Tinies Daycare Cheltenham and we take the children to local places of interest on walks such as the library we are also fortunate enough to be able to use Gloucestershire college's minibus so we can take children further afield to places like Staverton airport, Cheltenham train station, strawberry picking etc. You will always be asked permission before we take your child off-site.
How do you share information about my child?
At Tinies Daycare Cheltenham we want to work in partnership with you as parents/ carers sharing information daily and honestly through verbal meetings on arrival and departure.
We are also lucky enough to have an online learning journey platform whereby we can share photos and observations of your child at nursery directly to your phone /tablet, you can comment and also share the adventures you have at home with us.