Frequently Asked Questions at Tinies Daycare Nurseries for Gloucester
Below are some of the questions we get asked by parents when their children are attending a Tinies Daycare Nursery
What's the cost of attending your nursery in Gloucester?
The cost of childcare at Tinies Daycare in Gloucester will depend on how many sessions you choose to take. Tinies Daycare Nurseries charge on a sessional basis and there are morning and afternoon sessions every day of the week. Tinies Daycare Gloucester Nursery have very competitive prices, which also include all of your child's food for the day.
When is your setting closed?
Tinies Daycare Gloucester Nursery 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?
Tinies Daycare Nurseries work in conjunction with parents/guardians to make this process as simple as possible for everyone.
At Tinies Daycare Gloucester 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 Gloucester 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 Curriculum do you follow?
Tinies Daycare Nurseries follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters Curriculum. We believe in play-based learning, both indoors and outdoors, in conjunction with the early year's curriculum.
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 settings have an outdoor learning environment because we believe that indoor and outdoor learning are paramount to a child's development. At Tinies Daycare Gloucester we have free flow all day allowing the children to play indoors and outdoors as they please.
What do you offer outside of the Curriculum?
We offer a variety of extra-curricular outdoor learning activities that complement the curriculum and offer enhanced learning experience for the children at our Nurseries. We enlisted our experts to provide some examples of outdoor learning activities to help you get started. The outdoor learning early years 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 Gloucester are open to all children, private, students and funded.
What meals do you provide?
At Tinies Daycare Gloucester we provide a variety of fruits for morning snack, a balanced and nutritious lunch and dessert that is cooked on site and served at 12pm, we then serve a cold afternoon tea at 3:30pm.
Where is the nursery located?
Tinies Daycare Gloucester is based in a large extended house which has been converted into a bright and spacious ground floor nursery with outdoor area.
Tinies Daycare Gloucester has a convenient drop off points for parents / carers who drive.
Do you take the children on trips outside of the nursery?
Yes at Tinies Daycare Gloucester we are fortunate enough to have local places of interest within walking distance such as the Cathedral and Gloucester docks, 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, Gloucester 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 Gloucester 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.