Monday - Friday 07.30 - 18.00 for 52 weeks of the year.

The Nursery will close at 1pm on Christmas eve and New Years Eve

We are also closed for statutory Bank Holidays however these days are chargeable
(please see Admissions section for more details).
Specific details will be provided in advance of any closure times.
Please ask to see our policy for out of hours care and late collections.


We believe that our team are as important a feature of the nursery as our facilities and that matching the needs of the children to an appropriately qualified member of the team is high on our priority list.

We also hold regular meetings to ensure that all staff are made aware of any changes or updates and ensure that the best attention is given to the children in our care. We consider ourselves to be an equal opportunities employer. If you’d like to join the team please apply in writing.

Nursery Manager
We have a dedicated nursery manager who’s responsibility it is to oversee the day-to-day care of children and staff including routines, activities, nursery environment and any specific needs of individual children.

All members of staff will have relevant childcare qualifications and understand the EYFS principles.
All team members are thoroughly vetted, checked and follow an induction programme as well as attending relevant professional trainings. They are subject to a DBS check, and regular appraisals and review of performance ensures they follow on-going training courses in order to reflect on and improve practice with up to date knowledge.

Key persons/Supervision
Every child is assigned a key person at the time of admission to enable child and mentor to form a secure bond through their time at nursery in order to build confidence and understanding of the child’s needs. The keyworker is also responsible for observing the child’s interests and activities whilst at the nursery along with combining feedback from parents to support a child’s individual needs and provide a flexible approach to learning. This process is continued as the child moves to the next age group.


All of the nursery’s welfare and educational activities follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, which is the statutory governing document for childcare providers.
The seven areas of learning as outlined in the EYFS are:

1. Communication and Language

2. Physical development

3. Personal Social & Emotional

4. Literacy

5. Mathematics

6. Understanding the world

7. Expressive Arts & Design

At Tick Tock we use free-flow play and help to develop childrens' confidence by encouraging them to choose the activities they want to engage in. However, we also initiate adult-led activities to provide a supported framework for learning. These particular activities enable children to gain knowledge and understanding of life topics and skills through exploration and play that they would not necessarily initiate themselves.

Regular inspections by OFSTED ensure we meet (or indeed exceed) the requirements of the EYFS, the Local Education Authority and Health Authorities. Parents and carers are invited to view any of our inspection reports for reassurance and certificates are displayed on our internal notice board.

We encourage caring attitudes and support understanding of morals and social skills with our children through positive language and rewarding those that demonstrate good behaviour.


All staff at Tick Tock believe in leading by example. We encourage caring attitudes and support understanding of morals and social skills with positive language and the reward of good behaviour.
Values such as respect for others, property, surroundings and facilities and skills such as selfdiscipline and independence with a considerate and caring attitude are acknowledged and positively praised.



Floor Plan
Our fantastic Georgian building has been fully refurbished to provide the best environment for children to grow and develop. We have split the house to provide dedicated suitably equipped
spaces to each of the age-groups.

The upstairs of the building is devoted to 0-3 year olds and includes two large free-play rooms, a messy room, sensory room, quiet story room and a separate sleep room.

The downstairs is for 3-5 year olds which includes two large free-play rooms both rooms leads to the outdoor play area with growing garden, messy room and a quiet story room.

We have our own kitchen where we can prepare bottles, snacks and meals. We will work
closely with parents to help children when they begin to ween to solid food.

We aim to supply healthy, well-balanced meals to our children and tailor menus for any specific
dietary requirements, through our early years catering suppliers.

An example of a typical daily menu would be.

Monday Locally-reared lamb (or Quorn)
Seasonal vegetables and new potatoes,
vegetarian gravy
Home made fresh fruit salad
Tuesday Organic or locally reared beef bolognaise
(or vegetable mince) Carrots and spaghetti
Bananas and ice-cream
(or dairy free ice-cream)
Wednesday Organic pork sausages (or Quorn sausages)
Spring onion mashed potatoes,
fresh peas and vegetarian gravy
Jam sponge and custard
(or Dairy free sponge and dairy free custard)
Thursday Fresh cod in creamy mushroom and parsley sauce
with tagliatelli
Home made chocolate brownie with cream
(or non dairy cream)
Friday Roast chicken dinner with roast potatoes
Seasonal vegetables and vegetarian gravy
Creamy Yeo Valley Yoghurt
(or Soya yoghurt)


The kitchen conforms to standard food hygiene regulations and is regularly inspected. Certificates are available to view on our notice board.

Garden & Outdoor Play

As a nursery situated in a built-up area, we’re aware that access to outdoor facilities is essential to childhood learning. As well as our own secure outdoor area with play equipment and a unique feature of our original ‘wishing well’ we want to ensure that we use the local park and other outdoor facilities to enable children to explore, build dens, learn about the natural world and create their own imaginative spaces and adventures.

Fresh air and natural vitamin D is a key ingredient to overall health and we want to ensure that our children get full access to ensure optimum wellbeing.