An introduction to Tiddlers .

Hi , and welcome to Tiddlers Childrens Day Nursery .

My name is Louise Williams and I own and manage Tiddlers. My family and I moved to this superb building between Chesterfield and Alfreton - in the village of Stretton conveniently situated on the A61 - almost 14 Years ago and we opened Tiddlers soon after major refurbishments were completed .

After all this time I like to think that my staff and I have forged a reputation for a quality of childcare that is amongst the best in our area . After nearly 20 Years of teaching I think I know how to help give our children the best possible start , and as a mother of 3 children I think I also know a little about the anxieties that many parents can feel when looking for child care . We run Tiddlers as a home from home , and I hope that this website will give you a good insight into how my staff and I work hard to look after and help develop your children whilst in our care .

I am delighted to say that our October '09 Ofsted report , judged us to be an Outstanding Nursery and as well as being very proud of this , I take it to show that our philosophies and practices are the right ones , and that we are making strides all the time . See the Ofsted  website www.ofsted.gov.uk for more information .  

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Important Update re OFSTED .. April 2 nd 2015 Inspection .

As some of you may know we had a very bad experience with Ofsted in our April 2014 Inspection , which we appealed . We are very pleased to say that they re-inspected us on April 2 nd this year and have graded us " Good " in every category .

Please see the links to the latest Ofsted report on the  page " Ofsted - Reports "  .

We remain especially grateful to the many current and past parents who helped us and encouraged us through the very upsetting times that we had with Ofsted in 2014 , and with their help and our continued hard work we have put this behind us now .

Our objective is to regain the " Outstanding " grade that we enjoyed for so many years , and I hope that after reading our latest report you will conclude , like me , that in reality we must be very close , even under the more stringent Ofsted regime .  

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The website is being added to on an ongoing basis and I hope gives you a reasonable idea of what we are about . Please don't hesitate to contact myself or any of my staff on 01246 251330 or by e mail direct to  tiddlersdn@aol.com or you can complete the contact form on this website if you prefer .

Please look at the " What's new at Tiddlers " Page which highlights some key improvement projects we have completed . These are all designed to keep Tiddlers at the forefront of childcare provision in our area , as indeed is our latest project - The Gingerbread House - now officially open , a fabulous deluxe log cabin set in the grounds of our enchanted garden . See the picture gallery on the page " Our new Gingerbread House " to get a feel for this superb fully serviced facility which our children will enjoy for years to come ! On that theme .. Please feel free to enquire about our no obligation , complimentary "New Mums , Mums to be and Baby Group " which we hold every week in the Gingerbread House . All most welcome !    

 I look forward to hearing from any prospective parents without any obligation whatsoever. Best Regards

Louise