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Tiny Tots Ltd
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We are a modern, purpose built nursery providing unique play spaces for children from 0 -5 years old. Children have free access to a naturalistic garden where they can explore in the sand pit, crawl through the tunnel, explore the sensory planting & create mini beast habitats. Our private woodland area, beyond the garden, provides a unique space to explore forest school activities. 

Who to contact

Contact name
Emma Berryman, Janine Pethick
Contact position
01566 772134
Tiny Tots Ltd's facebook page

Where to go

Tiny Tots Ltd
Sheers Barton
PL15 9NJ

Located on the B3362 (towards Milton Abbott / Tavistock)  just off the A388.

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Baby Room - £6.10 Per Hour
Toddler Room- £5.70 2 year funding available Per Hour
Pre-School Room - £5.50 Per Hour
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
No food provided
Consultation with parents.

Cultural provisions

Has provision

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact us for current availability.
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 hours free childcare

Offering up to 30 hours free childcare
30 hours partner details
Limited spaces available at any one time.
Entitlement is stretched, 22 hours over 50 weeks.
30 hours can be shared across more than 1 setting.

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 8.00 6.00
Tuesday 8.00 6.00
Wednesday 8.00 6.00
Thursday 8.00 6.00
Friday 8.00 6.00

School pickups

Offers pickups

Inclusion details

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SENCo name
Emma Berryman

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support

A rigorous system of assess, plan, do review which is carried out by the Key Persons and overlooked by the senior management ensures that children that may require support are identified early.  A wealth of information is gathered from parents during settling in sessions that in turn informs our baseline assessments of the children.  Two Year Checks are carried out and any concerns are discussed with the SENCo.  ECAT forms are used to assess children's speech and language.

How we identify and support children's learning and development needs

  Planning and 'Next Steps' are derived from daily observations of the children's interests as well as regularly asking parents for information.  Parents input into the babies daily diaries; on parent feedback forms; as part of the children's two year checks and on baseline assessments.  Children's development is analysed through a tracking system on a termly basis and Next Steps are set and shared with parents.  All staff are Makaton trained.  The use of visuals for 'Now and Next' and choosing boards are embedded in everyday practice.  Staff wear key rings ensuring that a variety of visuals are at hand when needed.  The use of visuals have been particularly beneficial for children with Speech and Language difficulties, with Autism and EAL.  We have an excellent understanding of children's Speech and Language development and have a good relationship with our Speech and Language Therapist. Many of the games that she recommends are now embedded in our practice for all children.  Our extensive and imaginative 'forest school' type garden fully supports children's progress and development across all areas of the EYFS.

Links we have to other agencies

We work with all outside agencies as and when necessary. The SENCo has been part of CAFs and has attended regular TAC meetings.

How we support children transferring to school

We have excellent links with all of our local primary schools. We invite all Reception teachers to the setting to discuss the children's development with their Key Person. We accompany children to settling sessions at local primary schools. The summer term in particular has a focus on getting the children 'school ready'. We promote the children's independence, confidence and self esteem at all times.

We run termly moderation meetings with local primary school and Early Years settings. 


Specialist skills or training our staff have

A number of staff have experience with working with Autistic children and use a range of strategies to support their development.  All staff are attending communication and language based courses.  All staff are Makaton trained.  All staff are up to date with Paediatric First Aid training. At least one member of staff has attended the following:  Five to Thrive: Neuroscience, early intervention.  Progress check at age two. HEY Eating well for the under fives.  HEY Physical Development. Developing transitions using the new EYFS.  Promoting natural outdoor play  Language rich practice in the EYFS.  Listening to the parent and child voice.  Development matters, a multi-agency approach.  Communication counts.  How to understand and manage behaviour. Supporting two year olds.  Diversity and Inclusion, working with ethnic minority children.  Auditory Support.  All staff have had extensive support and guidance from a Forest School trained practitioner.  The majority of our staff are qualified to level 3, with the two that are not being well on their way to reaching their Level 3 certificate. We have one member of staff qualified to Level 4 and four members of staff qualified to Level 6 two of which have Qualified Teachers Status.

Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being

A settling in process that is led by the child and parent. The sessions are free of charge and are unlimited ensuring that the child is adequately settled before starting.  For children that find it hard to settle, we display photos of their parents and other close family members in order to relieve anxiety.  Each room has a family book that is full of their family members photos. The children can access this book at all times. All children have a Key Person. This nominated person builds up a strong relationship with both the child and their parents/carers.  The Key Person will support the child through all important transitions both within the nursery and outside.  As part of our fees, snacks and tea are provided. Parent's have the option to pay for a hot lunch or to send a packed lunch. As part of the Nippers Nutritional Programme, our menus are regularly monitored to ensure a healthy balance throughout the day. All of our menus promote healthy eating.  Parents are asked regularly to comment on our menus and their views are always welcomed. Children are encouraged to follow good hygiene routines. Children are encouraged to regularly share their Learning Journeys and Forest School display book with their parents, adults within the nursery and their peers. The children love to reflect on their achievements. We have a behaviour policy that only promotes positive behaviour. Children's Physical health is promoted by the extensive use of our outside space.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Termly Stay, Play and Chat sessions where parents and carers can attend the nursery to look through Learning Journeys, talk to their child's Key Person and talk through Next Steps. Learning Journeys are always sent home at this point to share with all family members. All babies have a daily diary providing information on feeds, sleep times, nappy changes and activities enjoyed throughout the day. All adults feed back verbally about a child's day at pick up time. Transition meetings take place when a child moves room. Both the existing and the new Key Person attends the meeting along with the parent/carer.  Parents and carers are invited to discuss and contribute to the 2 Year check. Parents of children with Intervention Plans are invited to review meetings on a termly basis.  Both adult led planning and Continuous Provision is displayed outside of each room for parents to see. Parents are signposted to a range of information on our Parents' notice board.

Our complaints policy

Complaints Procedure: Stage 1: Talk to the child's Key Person Stage 2: If the issue is unresolved, concerns must be put in writing to the nursery manager whereby the manager will put in place any actions that arise from the concerns. Stage 3: If the matter is not resolved a formal meeting will be held with all parties present. Stage 4: If the matter is still not resolved then parents have the right to raise the mater with Ofsted. A full copy of our Complaints and Compliments Policy is available on our website and from the office.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

The building is purpose built therefore it has excellent access on entering and throughout all of the rooms. There are no steps on uneven surfaces on the inside of the nursery. The garden and woodland beyond is fully accessible. 

Facilities we have for personal care

The Baby Room has a designated changing area. The area is private, safe and comfortable. Both the Toddler and Pre-school Rooms have toilet and changing room which again are private. The location of all of these areas ensure that children are safeguarded at all times.

The babies have access to washing facilities within their room. 

Specialist resources we have

Well qualified and experienced staff.
Furniture that is at the appropriate height and size for all ages.
High quality toys and resources.
Access to a purpose built garden and private woodland.
A separate secure garden for the under twos.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

All activities are adapted to meet the needs of the individual.
Planning and Continuous Provision is always based around individual needs.
Free flow, easy access to the garden.
An extensive risk assessment is carried out on all locations for trips.

Last updated: 18/12/2020

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