Tiddlywinks nursery was created and built by my husband Graham, a qualified carpenter, and myself in 1989, supported by our family and friends.

Working progressively to do the very best for our families, staff and our local community we are listed amongst the best 17 nurseries in Birmingham having achieved a 3rd Outstanding Grade from Ofsted.

Personally, I have an extensive history of childcare experience since qualifying as an N.N.E.B. at 18, working in Education and Social Care settings, moving onto Neonatal Care at the Women?s Hospital.

Continuing to study I was very proud to achieve B.A. Hons. In Early Childhood Education in 2011 from Newman University. Enabling me to be our Working Graduate Leader level 6. I am supported continuously by Kelly who also holds a Foundation Degree, level 5 and is a very competent deputy and leads in many areas of our success.

We are registered for 19 children ages 1 to 5 years and have a continuous waiting list, and reputation of high quality child care. ?I am a pro-active manager, leading the blue group which is ages 1 to 2-year old?s, we have a high ratio of staff with a high level of retention.?I employ 6 members of staff, level 6, 5, and 3. We have an apprentice who is a counted member of our team after achieving level 2 and is considered competent by myself and the training mentor.

We have a full time cook who is level 2 in food and hygiene also who will have achieved some childcare training so they can assist in the play and learning areas.

Graham, my husband keeps Tiddlywinks in tip top condition and is always ready to support our enabling environment, creating our allotment area and many additions to our fabulous setting.

We have two children, we have a son, Trevor and Chloe our daughter works at Tiddlywinks and is leading in our progression with Makaton and supporting children with additional needs. We are proud grandparents to Dominic, Emily and Jasper all who attended Tiddlywinks and are growing up into beautiful children with happy memories of their early years.

Both Graham and myself are committed to Tiddlywinks and recognise the support we have had from Birmingham Early Years Development Team, S.E.N.C.O, our local Networking Team and of course our families who use us and a wonderful staff. ?Thank you

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