Alison Howard

tiney childminder

Alison Howard

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Ali’s tiney home nursery

House・Outdoor space・Playroom・Pets・Secure shaded area・Multiple activity areas・Wheelchair accessible・Meals provided・Dedicated nappy-changing area・Near public transport・Pushchair storage・Sleeping area

Pricing

£9 per hour

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Ages

1-2 years, 2-4 years

Availability

Open all year

Opening Hours

08:00 to 18:00

About this home

A warm, welcoming tiney home-from-home with a dedicated playroom, a diverse range of exciting activities, a lovely big, secure garden and lots of indoor space. Based close to Hampton Court Palace and Hampton Court Station, we are situated in a friendly, local community with beautiful nature, riverside wildlife and lots of family-friendly activities on the doorstep. Currently available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

About our tiney childminder

I aim for children to thrive and feel valued, offering one-to-one attention in a calm, kind, nurturing, fun setting where everyone is listened to. I have a degree in English and my background is in the arts. I’m passionate about language, reading, singing, food, travel, animals and nature. I enjoy supporting parents and building strong relationships with my families. I’m a proud mum to two teenage sons and we have a dog and a rabbit. I open three days a week - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Unique highlights

Beautiful home setting

I have a dedicated playroom and a large, open-plan kitchen that leads into a big hallway for wet day indoor play and a large, secure garden for outdoor play. Our house was recently fully refurbished and is bright, cheerful and very spacious.

So much to do!

The Hampton Court area is rich in history and nature. The Palace is walking distance from Ali’s tiney home nursery, and features many exciting things for children to explore. Our home is based by the river and meadowlands with playgrounds, cafes, wildlife and dog-free areas for picnics. Bushy Park and Home Park are both close to us for deer watching and nature trails. The local community is very family-friendly and the pet shop with its tropical fish and our fruit and vegetable shop with lots of snack choices are great for children to visit.

Nutritious food and happy mealtimes

As a mum of two teenage sons, our fridge and pantry always need to be full! We are real foodies in our family and cook lots of healthy, tasty meals. Sitting together to enjoy food and chatting are important parts of the nursery day, to keep those tummies full and energy levels up to keep on playing!

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DBS checked and verified

including all household members over 16

Paediatric First Aid trained

in accordance with Ofsted requirements

Annual QA inspection

in accordance with EYFS, Safeguarding & Welfare requirements

Verified in person

By Ofsted registered Childminder Agency, tiney

EYFS practitioner

in the social and educational development of 0-5 year olds

Fully trained by tiney

including Safeguarding, Food Hygiene, FGM and Duty to prevent

GP health & MASH (Multi-agency safeguarding hub) checks

for childminder and each household member at all previous addresses

Read Alison Howard's latest Quality Assurance Report

Location

A ten-minute walk to Hampton Court Station. The area is served by buses 111, 411, 461, 216 and R68

In this neighbourhood

I am very close to the River Thames and many green open meadowlands, meaning that children are able to get lots of fresh air and time exploring in nature. Hampton Court Palace is a cultural gem right near our house. Hampton Court Village is full of cafes and interesting shops to visit.

Hampton Court Palace

Bushy Park and Home Park

Hurst Park

What others are saying about this home...

Aleyda Marroquin

We are very lucky to have Ali as a neighbour who often looks after our two boys, Fred (3) and Thomas (15 months). My children are mesmerised by the activities she has to offer and her two little bunnies, Smokey and Fudge, are an absolute hit. Ali has an incredibly warm, caring personality and is very attentive to the boys, getting involved in the activities and ensuring that they are developing their skills while having a lot of fun. I couldn’t be more comfortable leaving my children with Ali, I am sure any child left in her care will flourish and be very well looked after in her wonderful setting.

Nicola Wensley

I can’t recommend Ali and her setting enough. My son has been content, happy, nurtured, and loved like one of her own children. Ali organises many fun and educational activities for the kids and keeps them super busy all day. Her meals are nutritious and plentiful and my son always leaves an empty plate. Ali really is such a delight. She’s compassionate, friendly, caring and has great communication skills. I can only praise how wonderful she is and if you’re looking for childcare she is your lady!

Kristie Effemey

We started using Ali for our son when he struggled to settle at nursery, as we wanted a more personal and supportive approach to childcare. Well what can I say, Ali has been so much more than that to us! Our son has not only thrived in Ali's setting, but he loves going and gets to do so many fun and exciting activities that spark his interest and creativity! It's brought out sides of him we didn't know existed and we're so delighted so see this exploration unfold and look forward to seeing where it will keep going as he grows!! Ali is 100% suited to working with children, I feel as if this is her calling in life, it's not just a job to her. You can really sense the enjoyment she gets from watching the children learn, grow and have fun in her setting, considering their individual needs and always taking the time to communicate everything to us in a way that makes us know our son is being so well cared for. She has a beautiful home filled with a wide range of toys and activities that she loves to get the children involved in, including arts and crafts, cooking, gardening, role play and pets (our son loves the rabbits and Rosie the dog), to name just a few. We really couldn't ask for more and would highly recommend Ali to anyone thinking of sending their child here. Thank you Ali, for all that you do

Adrienne Shaw

We are so incredibly lucky to have found Ali and our little boy adores her! Despite being our third child finding the right childcare for him was imperative and when I met Ali and saw her nursery room I knew she was the one. Ali is amazing in everyway - the huge array of fun and activities she plans, the delicious and healthy meals, the outings out but most importantly her love, cuddles and care. She simply is one in a millon.

Annabelle Halls

I couldn’t be more grateful to have found Ali’s tiney Home Nursery, Ali is amazing and my son absolutely loves going each day. On the days he is isn’t there he is always asking to attend and is sad when I say his nursery is closed. I feel so lucky to have found a special nursery my son absolutely loves and feels comfortable to be himself, thrive and play in a wonderful home that feels so warming and comfortable. Ali is always thinking of amazing creative ways for the children to learn and engage and I love to see and hear about all the amazing things the children have done each day and to see the huge enthusiasm on my son’s face ❤️.

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