15 reasons why Tiptoes is the right nursery for your child
There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a nursery and we know that, ultimately, you’ll decide after you’ve visited a few. Here are some of the reasons why parents should book a personal tour around one of our nurseries.
1: ACCESSIBLE LOCATIONS
All of our nurseries are near main commuter routes, which makes drop-offs and pick-ups easy and won’t add too much time to your commute. Our Waterside nursery is close to the A63, near Priory Park, while our Bridgehead nursery is close to the Humber Bridge roundabout. Our nurseries on Gorton Road (near Haltemprice Leisure centre), Morrill Street (100yrds from Holderness Road) and Bricknell Avenue (which connects west Hull with Cottingham) are on main thoroughfares and our Goole nursery is perfect for anyone who commutes along the M62 or Goole Villages.
2: STAFF-TO-CHILD RATIO
We pride ourselves on the fantastic relationships between our staff and your child. One of the ways we ensure this bond is to go above and beyond the Ofsted guidelines for adult-to-child ratios.
3: PURPOSE BUILT
All of our nurseries are purpose-built, with the best childcare practices in mind, and have been designed by childcare professionals.
4: SAFE AND SECURE
Safety is always our number one priority so all our nurseries have access control devices and secure fencing around outside play areas.
5: QUALIFIED NURSERY NURSES
We are committed to giving your child the best care and a huge part of fulfilling that is making sure we employ the right people. We only employ permanent, fully qualified, level 3 nursery nurses.
6: FAMILY ATMOSPHERE
Our open plan design welcomes interaction between different ages and staff. We also have dedicated rooms for each age group, which helps ensure the play, activities, equipment, etc, is all age appropriate.
7: EASY ACCESS
All our nurseries have off-street parking, so you don’t have to park on the street when dropping-off or picking-up.
8: EARLY YEARS EDUCATION
Our founder and owner was a deputy head teacher at a leading East Riding primary school and is a leading literacy and numeracy teacher. She drives the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum forward. All our staff understand the importance of early years education.
9: EXTREMELY WELL RESOURCED
We actively plan to re-invest in all our resources across all our nurseries on a frequent basis and are always looking at new technologies to help children learn and play.
10: ON SITE KITCHEN, FRESH MEALS, NO BASICS
All kitchens scored the highest hygiene marks and our kitchen teams cook healthy, fresh food every day for your child. We don’t buy own label basics or economy brands, but good quality brands and own-label core ranges.
11: MOTIVATED AND EXPERIENCED MANAGERS
Our managers are simply the best – they love their jobs, they are well experienced and well valued and committed to providing the best care for your child.
12: EXPERIENCED DEPUTIES AND SUPERVISORS
We look to employ a wide range of deputies and supervisors – those with great experience and those with the potential and drive to be our next managers.
13: EXCELLENT LINKS WITH PRIMARY SCHOOLS
With our founder Helen’s experience as deputy head in a receiving primary school and knows how the links with nurseries should be co-ordinated with reception classes to ensure that transition is as smooth as possible.
14: PRAISED BY OFSTED
Tiptoes has won praise from Ofsted for its relationships with parents. We see you as part of the Tiptoes family and treat you as we would like to be treated.
15: THOUGHTFUL INTAKE POLICIES
It is important that we think and consider the existing children and how new children joining affect the running of the nursery as well as getting the best possible start for your child.