We are delighted to welcome Sabrina to the team who joined us on 6th January. Sabrina has already settled in really well and will be working on Landside!
Tiny Toez Pre-School turned 6 this week! We will be celebrating the 6th year of our preschool over the coming weeks with fun games and activities for the children!
Tiny Toez @ Westfield are proud to announce that we have been recognised as one of the Top 3 Nurseries in Stoke on Trent. ThreeBestRated awarded this for “providing consistent high-quality service in your area of business”. The review team either approved or updated the business listing using a rigorous 50-Point Inspection which includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, nearness, trust, cost, and general excellence.
Tiny Toez are Proud Sponsors of Cheadle SMU Under 9 Red’s. Tiny Toez @ Treehouse have selected a local Cheadle Children’s Football Club to sponsor during 2019/2020. Through the sponsorship the Team have been kitted out with new football strips that feature the Tiny Toez Logo. Members of Tiny Toez staff will be on the touchline during the season and reporting back so that we can offer updates on how the team is performing within the league.
We would like to congratulate Paige who will have achieved her 5 years’ service with Tiny Toez Hunter House Pre-School in March next year. Paige will be on Maternity Leave from December and we would like to wish her all the very best for the remainder of her pregnancy and the birth! We can’t wait to meet her little boy!
We would also like to congratulate Vishnu who achieved her 3 years’ service with us this week! It is a pleasure having her as part of the team and we’re so proud of how far she’s come since starting with the company initially as a volunteer.
Come along and see Santa in his Grotto and take party in lots of fun and games!
Throughout the week we have lots of festive activities planned. On Monday we will be creating spooky and Diwali crafts with the children. On Tuesday we will be baking Halloween treats with the children.
On Wednesday we are holding a spooky messy play day and the children who attend the care home will be going up to have a party in fancy dress and to also meet some alpacas.
On Thursday we will be celebrating Halloween and children will have the opportunity to carve their own pumpkin and have their face painted for a small additional charge and money raised will go towards the defibrillator. We will be having a party and games in the afternoon.
On Friday we will be beginning to look at bonfire night. Also during this week as and when we have the opportunity we will be taking the children on local walks around the area to see what Autumn findings we may find.
30th November 2019
Saturday 30th November 11am- 1pm. Lots of Christmas craft stalls, Activities, prize draw and gifts. Please come along and bring Family and friends!
On Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th October we are celebrating Diwali.
We have many craft activities and a curry for lunch on Monday.
On Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st October we are celebrating Halloween!
We will be doing many spooktacular activities and having a party tea-time on Thursday.
On Friday the 1st November we are celebrating bonfire night.
We will be doing firework crafts and we are having hot dogs for lunch.
27th September 2019
We have an up and coming event on Friday 27th September. A cake sale day to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Research – Tiny Toez @ Cannock Chase will be selling cakes during the Children’s Centres coffee morning, all funds and donations will be given to Macmillan Cancer Research.
18th September 2019
Here at Lords and Ladies, the children have been busy getting green fingers in the garden area. We have been busy watching our tomatoes grow from spring, through summer and into Autumn. We have loved trying the tomatoes that have grown from the plant and also measuring it incorporating maths and other areas of learning into this on a daily basis. We have implemented a watering rota so the children get to take it in turns to water the plants that we currently have in our garden.
We hope our children had a lovely summer and we’ve been enjoying their stories of everything they got up to over the summer break!
We look forward to continuing to welcome our new families to Tiny Toez and trust that your child will love their time with us.
We would like to congratulate our apprentices Jordan and Ella on successful completion of their qualifications!
Jordan will continue to work with Tiny Toez pre-school as a newly qualified level 3 practitioner on Landside. Ella will continue working on Seaside as a newly qualified Level 2 practitioner. Well done to you both!
Calling all parents and carers!…please join us for our McMillan coffee morning on Friday 27th September at 9-10am or 2.30-3.30pm. This will be a great opportunity to meet other families and support a great cause. There will be delicious cakes and tea and coffee available.
We are happy to welcome our newest member of the team Lennon! He started with us at the beginning of term and will be working with the children on Seaside. He has settled in well and is enjoying the role.
27th August 2019
At Tiny Toez @ Lords and Ladies, the children have been enjoying bug hunts in the garden looking to find what different insects we can find. We extended the children’s learning by making our own bug hotel by adding lots of leaves and pots in the area. We have also added dirt and piping for the insects to hide. The children have really enjoyed exploring this area and we look forward to finding some insects in here!
6th August 2019
During the holidays as some children do not have the opportunity to go away to the seaside etc, we brought the beach to Lords and Ladies. The children had a fab day exploring in sand and water play all day and even had fish and chips for lunch!
6th June 2019
Tiny Toez are proud to announce that Kim Marie Gerrard one of our Operational Managers has been selected for one of the NMT 2019 Nursery Top 5 Most Inspirational Leaders. Kim will be attending an Event Dinner on the 20th of June in London – where she will receive her trophy. This is a fantastic achievement and everyone at Tiny Toez are so proud of Kim’s achievement!
13th March 2019
Tiny Toez @ Lords and Ladies are proud to announce that we are now recycling within our setting. This is something that we will be looking at with your children on a daily basis and introducing it during our circle times. The aim of this is to speak to the children about our environment and extend their learning even further both at nursery and at home.
13th March 2019
Tiny Toez @ lords and Ladies and Ravenhurst Care home are proudly working together in completing a project called the ‘Intergenerational project’. This is a weekly outing for the children and the residents to complete small activities together and build new friendships. The children’s confidence since starting this project has grown significantly and they are continually asking when we are going up to visit and the same with the residents asking when the children are visiting.
I am so proud to be working with the local community and being a part of this project. In the near future we are hoping to be taking part in forest school and also having some animals at the care home where we can continue to build on these bonds. An extensive risk assessment was completed prior to starting the project and also a weekly risk assessment is carried out prior to going in to see the residents.
4th March 2019
Tiny Toez @ Lords and Ladies had a lovely mother’s day tea party on Tuesday 26th March where we sung lots of songs and the parents had a picnic with the children enjoying some tea and cake. All of the mom’s enjoyed watching their children talk and engage with their peers and join in with our new sing and sign programme. We look forward to planning lots more events throughout the year.
4th March 2019
Tiny Toez East Valley has achieved a prestigious national award in acknowledgement of their commitment to providing outstanding food and food education for children in their care.
By achieving a Soil Association Food for Life Early Years award Tiny Toez has demonstrated they are providing tasty, nutritious meals and an environment that encourages good social skills and healthy choices. They are also supporting the development of good food habits for life through practical cooking and growing activities and food-based learning – both for children and their parents and carers.
5th February 2019
Explorers room and Tigers room children have been celebrating Chinese traditions. They enjoyed using a range of materials to create Chinese dragons and Chinese artwork.
4th February 2019
Congratulations! We would like to congratulate Kerrie who has completed 15 years of service at Tiny Toez at East Valley. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication from all of us at Tiny Toez!
19th January 2019
Tiny Toez has received Millie’s Mark – a new quality mark for recognition of high quality paediatric practice in the early years.
Millie’s Mark is a ‘National recognition for going above and beyond the minimum requirements in Paediatric First Aid. With its robust processes and documentation, the nursery staff strive to keep children safe by minimising risks and accidents and giving parents that greater reassurance. Staff, children and parents will be celebrating this great achievement!
15th December 2018
On Saturday the 15th of December Tiny Toez rounded off the year by celebrating Christmas 2018 at The George Hotel in Lichfield. A wonderful evening was had by everyone!
26th November 2018
Nicola (Childcare Manager) and 4 of her team are attending Sandwells Awards Night this Thursday where we have 5 individual practitioners nominated for Practitioner of the Year and we are also up for Nursery of the Year.
The awards are held at WS10 banqueting and conference suite in Wednesbury.
GOOD LUCK TEAM TIVIDALE
10th October 2018
Tiny Toez @ East Valley is a National Nursery Recognition Awards finalist! We have been shortlisted in the NURSERY FOOD RECOGNITION category. Tiny Toez has also been shortlisted in the NURSERY GROUP category.
10th October 2018
We would like to say a BIG congratulations to Stacey and Jill who have completed 10 years of service in 2018 at Tiny Toez East Valley. Thank you for your dedication and hard work, from all of us at Tiny Toez.
15th September 2018
A local Nursery Tiny Toez @ Westfield in Normacot, Stoke-On-Trent has been selected for the final for the ‘Nursery Team’ category in the NMT Nursery Awards 2018. Crystal Morgan is a Childcare Manager at Tiny Toez @ Westfield. Her amazing team have been nominated for the Nursery Team Award!
11th September 2018
In May 2018 Tiny Toez @ Treehouse Manager and Deputy undertook first aid at work training where we learnt all about Defibrillators and the significant benefits of them in an emergency.
From this we were set a challenge to raise money to purchase a Defibrillator. All the staff decided they would do a sponsored walk dressed as a superhero. All children were given a sponsor form to raise as much money as possible. From this we raised £870. A summer fare was held where we raised the rest of the money.
The staff have all now been trained and have achieved a Level 2 award in ‘Safe use of an AED’. The fundraising could not have taken place without the generous support from all of our staff and the parents.
11th September 2018
Tiny Toez are proud to announce that we are finalists in two categories at the 2018 NMT Awards.
The two categories that we are nominated for are:
Nursery Team of the Year 2018 – Tiny Toez @ Westfield
Nursery Business Development Award 2018 – For Tiny Toez in Coventry – Tiny Toez @ Barley Lea, Tiny Toez @ Bell Green and Tiny Toez Tile Hill.
The Judging will take place in London on the 19th of October 2018 followed by an Awards Ceremony – fingers crossed for another award winning evening! This year our Managing Director Ranjana Mair has been invited to be part of the judging panel at the 16th National NMT Nursery Awards.
30th October 2018
Tiny Toez @ Barley Lea, Tiny Toez @ Bell Green and Tiny Toez @ Tile Hill. Tiny Toez officially opened the doors to our funding and fee paying parents in Coventry on the 30th October and all 3 nurseries will be celebrating this landmark occasion with all of their staff, parents and children. During the day in each setting party games and and activities will be planned.
15th August 2018
This is part of the Childcare Sufficiency annual assessment and seeks views on current childcare options for families and helps us plan for the future.
There is the chance for Parents/Carers to win one of 10 – £100 High street shopping vouchers in our Prize Draw at the end of the summer
The link to the survey is – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CoventryParentSurvey2018
Thank you in advance for supporting us with this survey!
9th March 2018
The staff and children at Tiny Toez @ Westfield enjoyed meeting Hercules the hedgehog, the children were intrigued by him and as he eats lots of healthy fruit and vegetables the children and Hercules shared snack time together.
15th November 2017
Our children and families have been getting creative together by designing these wonderful Scarecrows!
25th October 2017
Karen Duff Childcare Manager at Tiny Toez @ Cannock was nominated for Nursery Manager of the Year at the NMT Awards.
There was strong competition within this category this year and I have it on good authority that it was a difficult decision for the judges! But they made the right decision in the end.
After a night of being wined and dined and enjoying all the glamour and glitz of a Gala Evening, Karen was announced the winner and is now the proud owner of an NMT Award.
Well done Karen – everyone is so proud of you!
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Tiny Toez has recently acquired four nurseries within the Coventry area – this is an exciting time and will add to our existing 11 nurseries.
The four new nurseries will be: Bell Green, Barley Lea, Tile Hill and Moat House. We will be recruiting soon and offering updates… so watch this space!
Karen has been recognised for her skills and dedication in the Nursery Manager category. Karen will be joined by the managing director and the operational manager at the award ceremony in London on the 23rd September where all the winners will be announced.
Angharad and all her team were visited by an Ofsted inspector on the 3rd July where a full inspection was carried out. We are now overjoyed to announce that they were graded ‘GOOD’.
The team, children and parents are all happy with the outcome as the new ‘GOOD’ is the old ‘OUTSTANDING’
Well Done to everyone at Lords and Ladies.
The staff and children had a lovely day bringing in their favourite books in and talking about who they were dressed as.
The Month of March is full of exciting festivals for all the children to explore. We are going to be learning all about St David’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and Mother’s Day. We will also be joining in with World Book Day and Comic Relief. The children are very excited about wearing their favourite book character costume!
Throughout March we will be providing activities based on children’s interest. In our 2-3 years room the children will be involved in activities which promotes space and doctors. We will also be celebrating our families and building on our family tree. In our pre-school room the children are exploring different nursery rhymes and will be learning rhyming words. All the children will also be planting sunflower seeds as we head into Spring. We would also like to wish Donna good luck as she starts her maternity leave on the 24th March 17 and welcome Rachel to the team as well as Ed and Eloise back from their adoption/maternity leave.
ST DAVIDS DAY 1st March 2017
World book day 2nd March (dress-up day)
St Patricks day 17th March 2017
Stay and play session for Mothers or special person 27th March 2017
Over the next month, we will be exploring the meaning of Shrove Tuesday with group discussions with our preschool children and making pancakes for the whole nursery to enjoy. We will also be celebrating Valentine’s day with a range of creative and messy activities for all the children to take part.
The children at Tamworth Tiny Toez will be celebrating Chinese New Year over the week of 23-27th January. We will be learning about their culture, creating lanterns and trying Chinese foods.
Alessandra will be back the end of January to join the team again. We have missed you and the children can’t wait to see you.
We will be celebrating Chinese New Year, the year of the Rooster! The children are looking forward to trying a variety of foods and leaning all about the festival and what it means.
We will also be planning some fun and exciting fundraising ideas for the month of February for S.A.N.D.S.
Watch this space!
Visiting Father Christmas @ East Staffs
Trip to Drayton Manor 12th December, visit to Thomas Land and Father Christmas!
Bellies full of festive fun @ East Staffs
Christmas Dinner – Tuesday 13th December £2.50, please let us know in the office by 5th December if you would like to book a place.
Our own little choir of angels @ East Staffs
Christmas Sing-a-Long Wednesday 14th December– Come and join us in pre-school at 10.30am-11.30am and 2.30pm-3.30pm.
It’s Party Time @ East Staffs
Christmas Party – Friday 16th December 1.30pm-3.15pm, join us for fun and games, please let us know if your child is attending by 5th December.
Friday 9th December the children will be performing Christmas Carols, everyone is invited along to join in and to watch your children perform the carols that they have been learning over the past few weeks. If you will be attending, please return your invitation or let you child’s key worker know so that we can ensure there is room for everyone.
Thursday 15th December we have planned a traditional Christmas lunch… We cant wait!! 🙂
Wednesday 21st December, we will be holding our whole nursery party, we will be playing games, dancing and will have a special visitor also on this day
A great big thank you! Sponsor money is still coming in but we would like to say a great big thank you to all who have donated and helped us to raise over £400.00 for Children in Need, the day was a great success and we had lots of fun too!!
Friday 25th November Matthew Uffingdell will be in the setting taking Christmas Photos, should children not be in nursery on this day they can pop into the setting anytime 10am-2pm.
The Little Toez and Pre-School room will be focusing on Maths throughout November, we will be tailoring activities to each children’s individual needs and look at fun and exciting ways to have fun with numbers, shape, space and measure.
Throughout this month the children will be practicing Christmas Carols in preparation for our “Carol Morning” in December, towards the end of the month we will send a list of carols out to all parents/carers so that they can practice these carols at home also. Parents/Carers will be invited into the setting for this festive morning with the children – Date and Time TBC
Week Commencing 21st November we will be raising awareness of road safety, we will use lots of fun resources to help children to understand the dangers of roads and traffic. We will also be sharing new car seat safety laws with our parents to ensure that every child within the setting is kept as safe as possible by ensuring they are in appropriate car seats.
During November the Moon and Star rooms will be busy starting the new challenge of the month which is Maths. They will be tailoring activities to each children’s individual needs and look at fun and exciting ways to have fun with numbers, shape, space and measure.
On the 18th November we will be raising lots of money for Children in Need on our Spotacular day, all staff and children will be wearing their spottiest outfit, pyjamas or dressing up costume, we will be baking and selling cakes alongside the children’s centre and will be going on a spotty walk with all children and staff. All parents/carers are welcome to join us and if your child does not normally attend this day, you can also join us. More details to follow.
We would also like to share our exciting news. We have won the Biddulph scarecrow competition under the school’s category. We would like to thank all the parents, carers, children and staff who have helped in the making of the scarecrows.
On Friday 18th November, it is ‘Children in Need’. We at Tiny Toez @ Nutwood Nursery are encouraging everyone, staff and children, to wear their spots. Let’s be creative with everything from spotty socks, to spotty onesies to spotty hair and faces! We are asking for a small donation of £1.00 and all the money raised will go to ‘Children in Need.’
Earlier this year Tiny Toez @ Treehouse registered with Durham University to participate in a Maths Champion Research Project. The Maths Project required data to be provided to Durham University throughout the year. With the help of the staff and children our Childcare Manager followed the research project through to the end of the trial and successfully submitted the required components of the data. As a result of this successful partnership Tiny Toez @ Treehouse will now be one of the sample settings used for the maths champion observations!
Tiny Toez @ Biddulph have taken part in the Biddulph Scarecrow competition and the children have all helped to make some Frozen themed scarecrows. The children have done a fantastic job. Can you tell who each scarecrow is?
We have had a very exciting time at nursery this autumn with a harvest collection. We are donating it all to the local church in Bridgtown Cannock, to give it out to those in need in the local community. The children have also been for a little walk around the community to see all the scarecrows that different businesses have created and put on display. The local school have also created some bright and colourful knitted bunting that is displayed all around town. A fun and rewarding community event. Well done everyone our children have really enjoyed the scarecrows.
Due to popular demand by our parents – all Tiny Toez nurseries will be offering parents and carers the option to purchase a range of children’s uniform to wear while they are at nursery (this is not compulsory)
As some of our children are preparing to go to school and parents not wanting their child’s best clothes ruined we have introduced the option to wear the Tiny Toez collection of: round necked T shirts available in Fuchsia Pink and Navy Blue, Jumpers and Hoodies – The material is 100% cotton jersey with the Tiny Toez logo embroidered on.
If you are interested in purchasing any of the new uniform, please speak to a member of staff at your child’s nursery. Please see picture of child modelling the t shirts.
Children at Tiny Toez Tamworth welcomed Vets to their nursery as part of their animal themed learning. This Vet Experience followed an exciting trip to Twycross Zoo. This topic has been thoroughly enjoyed by children and staff with the children learning skills about looking after and being kind to animals.
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Big Toez are exploring the topic Ourselves and all about me with a strong focus around the seven areas of learning, during January they will be recording their individual heights on the height chart located within the room and will be looking at how we grow and develop. We are now contacting families with regards to free funded places within our Big Toez room 9.00am-4.30pm
Bee active are visiting the setting twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays and it is so wonderful to see the children’s face of excitement when they arrive.
Teeny Toez are exploring their creative skills and will be popping on their aprons to celebrate Valentine’s Day by baking some yummy treats. Baby Toez will be creating melt in the mouth shortcake hearts for Valentine’s Day with a creative twists using red and pink icing, we can’t wait to get all sticky!
At Christmas time it’s fun to see the children playing happily
Sharing joy and making crafts
Friends and families sharing laughs
So here it is for you to see our beautiful little Christmas tree…
Also appearing in the Sentinel! These Superheroes are ready for action! Throughout the Tiny Toez Group staff and children have been working hard on many different fundraising activities for Children in Need. A special Thank You to parents who provided some amazing outfits, sorry to many show!
Wednesday 21st October 2015 our Tiny Toez children will be participating in a Tiny Toez Toddle to raise money for our outdoor area. We are aiming to walk a mile around the local area and have lots of volunteers to help out on the day. Our aim is to raise as much money as possible and have a fun time doing so. All the money will be going towards improving our outdoor areas, including a small world area, construction area and also a bigger and better mud kitchen. We have our vision board located in the main hallway for you to see our ideas and even suggest some of your own. Bright clothing at the ready and we’ll see you in Knutton, don’t forget to give us a wave if you see us!
Lords and Ladies have recently been visited by a team of Landscape Gardeners …………… and didn’t they do well. Just to show you what a difference this has made here are our before and after photos.
All of our children are now enjoying their new outdoor play area which now includes a fabulous mud kitchen…………….. great for mud pies!!!
19th August 2015 – Oh I do like to be beside the Sea Side at Tiny Toez Tamworth
All of the children at Tiny Toez @ Tamworth were in for a holiday treat with the creation of a Beach at Tiny Toez Tamworth. Also at the Beach Party was a Bouncy Castle and mini BBQ. Noted hankies at the ready let’s get sandcastle building………………………………………..
Tiny Toez @ Lords and Ladies had a blazing afternoon when the local Fire and Rescue Service came in to talk to them about Fire Safety.
Childcare Manager Ann dressed up as a firefighter so the children would not be frightened.
All the children loved going in the Fire Engine and looking at the helmets, torches and all of the equipment.
Children and staff have been working hard creating a wonderful farm yard to keep their lucky Sheep and Pig safe and happy!!
Glad to see both animals have settled in well – but a Cotton Wool shortage has been reported!!
We reached the finals in the prestigious Nursery World Awards. This means our nursery group is officially one of the top five nursery chains in the country, according to the expert judges who shortlisted us for the Chain of the Year Award 2014, a major award in the early years sector.
Off we went to London on Saturday 27 September for the awards dinner at the The Brewery in the very heart of the City of London. There, we met the other finalists and were wined and dined until the big announcement was made.
So, a big thank you to all our staff – and our supportive parents and carers – who have made this possible. We offer our sincere congratulations to the winner, London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), in central London. But next year, we shall be bringing the trophy back with us to the Midlands.
We have been enjoying learning about Autumn throughout the nursery. Babies have been learning new words like leaves, crunchy and stamp. Toddlers have been learning about Autumn colours and light and dark. Pre-school rooms have been to the shops to buy food and made a hamper which they have given to the church when they attended the Harvest service.
All the children and staff have been wearing Pink for cancer research last week and made cakes. We would like to thank all families who donated towards our Pink week. The pre-school room have been getting active during their weekly Fizzy Tot’s sessions, learning about the effects of exercise on their bodies whilst having fun! The children are busy making Autumn pictures, leaf printing and going on Autumn walks, listening to the sound they can hear and collecting an array of Autumn objects such as leafs, conkers, acorns. The children are going to be celebrating Halloween at the end of the month and dressing up on Friday 31st October and our pre-school room will be having a Halloween party! Tiny Toez @ Biddulph are also starting a holiday club starting October half term. Places are still available. For more information/ to book a place, please contact Linda or Eloise on 01782 518405. Thank you.