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 for more information .  


Important Update re OFSTED .. April 14 th ' 14 Inspection .

As some of the visitors to our website might know , we were very disappointed with the recent  Ofsted judgement and appealed against it . Ofsted have not upheld our appeal so the Requires Improvement judgement stands . We don't agree with it , but have accepted it with as much grace as possible and have addressed those areas of constructive criticism as professionally as we think you would want us to do .

For further background and to help current and potential parents to put the publically available Ofsted report into context , please see our letter issued to our current parents , and the formal responses that we have now sent to Ofsted addressing their 2 findings . 

Both of these letters are on the last page of this website " Ofsted '14 - Responses " , and links to the full reports are shown on the page " Ofsted - Reports " ) . We are also especially grateful to a number of our current parents who have taken the time and effort to complain direct to Ofsted about the judgement . If any potential parents would like sight of any of those letters then please ask us and we will facilitate . Finally ,  please don't hesitate to ask us anything further about this matter . Many Thanks .


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 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