Tiggers (6 – 18 months)
Our unique baby room is tailored to meet your little ones every need, with its own sleep room and separate garden for your baby to be nurtured, cared for and loved whilst maintaining their routine and gently introducing them into nursery life.
Sensory learning helps your baby develop rapidly, using large and small muscles for motor control and their communication development. We have all the equipment and planned activity to help stimulate these early development needs.
We begin to introduce colours, shapes and numbers through books and age appropriate toys. Staff are dedicated to interacting and encouraging your baby to develop and learn whilst creating strong bonds and relationships with their key child. Staff also complete daily logs on your babies day so you don’t miss a thing.
Meet the team
Hi, I’m Gosia and I’ve been working at Toots since 2008. I have had experience in Busy Bees, Pre-school and am now the Room Leader in Tiggers. I am a qualified teacher with a degree in Early Years Education from Poland. My Son is now attending secondary school, so I know first- hand how important it is to create a safe, interesting environment for the children at Toots. I love teaching older children mathematical skills, doing art work etc, but also really enjoy making sure the babies feel secure and providing activities that they thoroughly enjoy.
Hi I’m Lorena. This is my first job in years as I stayed at home to bring up my two lovely girls. I’m enjoying it so much that I’m working towards my Level 3 in Childcare which will be completed next year. I have been working in the baby room for just over a year and am happy caring for the babies as I feel it’s important to nurture the children during their early experiences.
Hello, I’m Lauren and I started at Toots in October 2017. I have my Level 3 in ‘Childcare and Young People’s Workforce,’ and previously worked in other nurseries. I started in Pre-school with the oldest children and moved to Tiggers in May. I enjoy seeing how the children develop and especially their love of circle time. I enjoy applying my knowledge of the EYFS to the younger age group.
Busy Bees (18 months – 3 years)
Toddlers love to explore and experience the world around them, our large light room allows and encourages children to thrive by exploring their senses through movement and mobility. With our soft play and gym house on a large carpeted area provides the perfect place to do this.
Staff want to encourage children to be creative and active through many different types of activities, by organising many creative projects including music and cookery. We have a large space dedicated to daily activities, such as encouraging children to be adventurous and creative with sand, water and paint, as well as malleable activities. Children are also developing their imagination at this stage therefore our dressing up area, home corner and book area are popular for the quieter winding down moments.
We provide individual beds for all children to take afternoon naps and busy bees have their own outdoor space to enjoy throughout the day.
Busy Bees also have their own outdoor space.
Meet the team
Hi, I am Venesha, also known as V!! I am currently room leader in the Busy Bee’s having worked at Toots since July 2012. I have almost completed my Level 3 NVQ in ‘Childcare and Young People’s Workforce,’ and previously obtained my Level 2 NVQ in childcare. I am Fire Marshall and hold a Level 2 safeguarding certificate. After completing my training I working in Tigger’s, our baby room, and have spent the last two years with the toddlers. Busy Bees is a very active room and we work together so your children enjoy their day whilst meeting all their needs. We make sure that we plan a cooking activity once a week, have puppet shows, outings- including the library, and all the usual activities to extend their development.
Hi, I’m Anna, from Poland where I undertook my teacher training. I arrived in the UK in 2011 and started working at Toots in June 2012. I work in a Saturday school teaching Polish to children up to year 6 and like the wider age group. Currently I am working with the toddlers and have previous experience in the baby room. I really enjoy all aspects of childcare, particularly singing, puppet shows which fire their imagination and art work.
Hello Everyone! My name is Giorgia and I come from Italy; I am friendly and easy-going. I worked before as a nanny and started here May 2018. I am studying my Level 3 NVQ in Childcare as I love playing with children and enjoy their imagination and creativity. I love sharing my positive attitude with them and arranging fun things like outdoor trips. Thanks for reading my description and I hope your child will have a lovely time at Toots. xxx
Hello, I’m Nusrat and have been at Toots since 2006, having previously worked with the elderly. I have an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and I work in Busy Bees. My special interests are creating exciting displays with the children, and gardening. The children really enjoy helping with the planting, watering and watching the flowers grow. We also grow produce such as tomatoes and beans which the children pick and give to our cook.
Hi, I’m Connor and I did my Level 2 placement in Childcare and Education at Toots, returning later to work in the nursery. I am working with Busy Bees children as I really love this age group. I like planning activities which the children will enjoy and learn from. I am currently studying NVQ Level 3 in, ‘Children and Young People’s Workforce,’ to build on my skills.
Pre-School (3 – 5 years)
Our Pre- School room is designed to resemble a nursery class, to begin the transition to school but not without the home comforts and security of the nursery environment. We encourage a continuous vibrant and lively atmosphere to stimulate our children’s interest in all areas of the curriculum. Learning through a combination of child focussed and adult led activities is encouraged. Our excellent staff support our children in learning, to question the world around them by encouraging children to experience and expand their learning to reach their full potential. We provide early learning Math, Literacy, Science and Technology alongside all creative activities, the children also benefit and thrive from an extended curriculum of French Spanish, Drama and Yoga and also enjoy learning and celebrating multi- cultural festivals throughout the year.
To build confident and social skills we encourage games, activities and circle time to ensure they are prepared for school. Providing them with endless opportunities to take responsibility for the environment and to develop and express kindness towards each other. Rota’s and task strategies are introduced as well as ‘helper’s of the day’ rewards. Our conservatory creates a different environment for the children leading out to a large garden for all to enjoy.
Meet the team
Hey- my name is Lisa. I started at Toots Jan, 2017. I have worked in childcare most of my working life, gaining experience in different settings. I have worked as a nanny and have special needs, care and education experience gained at Garrett Park School in Tooting. I’ve achieved level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. I’m currently working in Pre-school and really enjoy supporting and encouraging children to progress.
Hi. Before coming to Toots I took the level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care and enjoyed the childcare units so decided to take up an apprenticeship. I completed my Level 3 NVQ in ‘Child and Young People’s Workforce,’ securing a job at Toots on completion. I have been employed at Toots since 2011 and enjoyed working in each of the rooms. Having worked with both babies and Busy Bees, I am currently pre-school room leader/acting deputy manager and enjoy doing projects such as ‘naturalising’ the little playground. I enjoy child psychology and am studying for my degree.