Manager: Allison Pentergast
Ages: Birth to 5
Ofsted Rating: Awaiting Inspection
Extra curriculars: Forest School & My Happy Mind coming soon
Tinies St Dunstan's Nursery is located in the beautiful grounds of St Dunstan's, more specifically in the Jubilee Pavilion at the Jubilee Ground, Catford. The generous space that is available has been utilised to provide the children with a supervised built up garden area and access to the playing fields. Within the nursery itself, we provide split age appropriate spacious rooms which is complimented with an activity studio. With stimulating age appropriate and multi-cultural resources of the best standard, we ensure that our children are in the right place to learn and develop.
The nursery has been built in a unique setting which is surrounded by spacious lush green sport fields. The location itself is easily accessible for parents to travel to and from, with our site providing safe and secure car parking for easy pick up and drop off. The safety of our children, our staff and for anyone visiting our site is the absolute priority, so we have ensured that cctv has been fitted throughout. The state of the art, modern facilities are accompanied with an activity studio and two outdoor areas.
We celebrate diversity and welcome children from a range of backgrounds and development stages. We aim to help individuals achieve their personal best through learning in a fun and safe environment in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework as well as working in partnership with parents and carers.
We provide a wide range of opportunities for children to engage in, and a variety of stimulating and educational activities. Our belief is in learning through play whilst paying particular attention to a child's individual needs; with regular observation, planning and assessment, our children are able to progress in all areas of their development. Activities are promoted through comprehensive planning and monitoring, and observations are used effectively to plan the next steps in children's learning based on their current interests.
Tinies are proud to be one of the first Nurseries to introduce a wellbeing program including My Happy Mind, healthy eating initiatives, and understanding nature.
Tinies also offers a number of specially developed programmes across the Nursery to champion Maths and English in the setting. We invite you to see our Library scheme in action when you visit our Nursery, this helps the children become school ready and encourages parents to read with and to their children.
Read more about these activities and how they will enhance your child's development.
Tinies St Dunstans is excited to announce that we have achieved the Millie's Mark Award, becoming the first setting in the Lewisham borough to have received the highest recognition in first aid.
Awarded by the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) in association with the Department for Education and Millie's Trust, this is a national award given to settings for going above and beyond in meeting requirements in paediatric first aid.
Purnima Tanuku, Chief Executive of National Day Nurseries Association, said: 'Achieving Millie's Mark is a great achievement for the nursery; it shows that all staff are fully trained in paediatric first aid and that they have reflected on their current practice to improve competence and confidence. Becoming a Millie's Mark nursery is a clear indicator for parents that this nursery has met the highest standards and gives them the reassurance that their children are safe.'
The Tinies team is a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about providing the highest quality of care for every child in the setting. They range in experience from apprentices to Level 6, and have studied in a number of different settings, bringing with them a wealth of experience.
Meals and Routines
In the Nursery, we offer a varied meal plan that changes seasonally. This encourages the children to try new foods, and learn about healthy eating on a regular basis. While the food is prepared off site, we liaise closely with the providers to ensure variety and quality.
Each room of the nursery has a daily routine that they follow in an effort to help the children settle in. We work with each child and their parents to ensure a smooth transition from routines at home to routines in the nursery.
View a sample meal plan.
The nursery is open 51 weeks of the year. We close for a week around Christmas and New Year. We are closed on Bank Holidays and an additional 5 days off for colleague training.
Call the nursery on 020 8516 7410 to book a visit - we welcome all parents, carers and children, and you'll get the chance to see our facilities and meet our team.