Butterflies tiney home nursery

Welcome to Butterflies tiney Home Nursery! My name is Amy and I’m a former Primary School Teacher, specialising in EYFS. Butterflies is a welcoming home from home nursery where children can form a strong sense of belonging, curiosity and independence. Play is our super power and I provide a highly personalised, child-led provision that is catered to each child’s interests, needs and development stage. It’s a spacious nursery with a private garden located on a quiet road.

from £65 a day

Located on a quiet road with lots of parking. 8 minute walk from 103, 499, 651 bus stop.

House・Outdoor space・Playroom・Sleeping area・Quiet road・Multiple activity areas・Meals provided・Easy parking・Near public transport

Amy Terrey

Amy Terrey

Rise Park, Romford

    from £65 a day

    spaces available

Hours of Business

08:00 to 17:30

Ages catered for

1-2 years, 2-4 years, 5+ years


Open all year

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About my home

I live in a town house with my partner Dan and our gorgeous son, who is 2 years old. Before opening Butterflies Home Nursery, I was a Primary School Teacher. I have a BA Hons in Education Studies and PGCE in Primary Education, specialising in EYFS. While studying at University, I became a student ambassador and helped teenagers build their CV’s, apply for jobs and universities. I truly believe in the power of education especially in the earliest years of children’s lives.

Unique highlights

Experienced Primary School Teacher

I am incredibly grateful for my teaching experience. Over 6 years, the children taught me more than I could ever imagine. I will bring so many of the skills I learnt from teaching to Butterflies. From confidently providing the EYFS curriculum through play, developing a life long love of learning, creating an irresistible child-led setting, supporting children through big emotions, safe guarding, risk assessments, observing, assessing and tracking children’s development and so much more.

I am an Anti-Racist and Inclusive Practitioner

Everyone is welcome, respected and represented at Butterflies! I carefully select books, resources and toys to represent a wide range of cultures, abilities and families. The toys are gender neutral, children are welcome to play with whatever they like! Children’s culture and home language are celebrated and I would love to work in partnership with parents to ensure I represent cultures correctly through stories, songs, dress ups and meal recipes.

Passionate about Early Years

I have always loved learning about and teaching the Early Years Curriculum. Since becoming a mum, I have become fascinated in child development and the science behind how babies brains develop. The first years in children’s lives are so precious and it’s a real privilege to be part of them. I have first hand experience at forming attachments, building trust, feeding, weaning, sensory play, managing big emotions, growth mindset, baby sign, developing understanding and speech. (and all the other fun that comes with being a parent).

Inspired by Several Educational Philosophies

I love to research and learn about different educational approaches. Butterflies biggest inspirations are Montessori, Forest School and the Curiosity Approach. One of the main themes they all share is respecting the children as learners and encouraging their independence and curiosity. At Butterflies our ethos is to develop a deep respect for ourselves, others and the environment. I am committed to always extending my professional development starting with my Forest School Training.

Spacious Nursery and Private Garden

I have dedicated the ground floor of my town house to the nursery. This includes a spacious, child-centred and open- ended nursery with lots of natural light. An open plan and child friendly kitchen, which has a round dining table where we eat our meals together. An accessible toilet and taps, perfect for toilet training and hand washing. A sleep room with travel cots, mattresses, bedding, black out blinds and a white noise machine provided. It also has a private garden which we play in whatever the weather. Every part of the nursery has been carefully considered and is accessible to the children.

Parks, Parks, Parks!

There is no better place to learn than surrounded by nature and Butterflies nursery is surrounded by nature. Rise Park, which is a one minute walk away has a beautiful stream, wild flower area and dog agility course! Raphael’s Park, is a 15 minute walk away and has a beautiful lake where we feed the ducks, geese and swans. It also has a nature trail and huge play area for all ages. Bedford’s Park, which is also a 15 minute walk away, is home to wild deers who love to eat carrots! It also has an amazing play area. Playing outdoors is an essential part of developing children’s emotional and physical development.

Nutritional Home-Cooked Meals and Snacks

Meal times are such a special part of our day. All meals and snacks are fresh, nutritional and well-balanced. I love to include children’s favourite meals and work with families to create a menu your child will love while also introducing new foods. We all sit together and socialise while we eat our meals. Children will be encouraged to help prepare food, set the table and clear away their plates to help create a sense of belonging, pride and independence.

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tiney book club

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Butterflies Nursery is located just outside of Romford in Rise Park.

It is surrounded by three of Havering’s beautiful parks. It is also a short distance from Romford’s Fire Station, Romford’s Library and local soft play areas.

Your child's neighbourhood

Rise Park

Bedford’s Park

Raphael’s Park

What are others saying about Butterflies tiney home nursery?

Helen Moffatt

I have worked alongside Amy in an Early Years Setting and what a throughly enjoyable experience that was. Amy is an incredibly kind and patient person. She is fantastic with the children and will always go above and beyond to bring out the best in each child. Any child will be lucky to have Amy teaching them. Good luck on your new adventure.

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A very caring, loving and responsible teacher. I have been lucky enough to work with Amy and it was great seeing her interacting with the children and creating bonds with them. A very lovely colleague to whom I wish the best of luck with her new adventure.

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I worked with Amy for nearly 3 years, she is a very kind hearted person. Who cares so much for children and she is continuously learning and trying to gain new knowledge on how she can teach and help the little minds learn.

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I had the pleasure of working with Amy when I was training to become a teaching assistant. She was also my nieces teacher in early years. She inspired me so much and wish she could look after all the little children, she is a fantastic teacher and the kiddies absolutely love her. She is kind, patient, understanding and has a happy bubbly personality. Amy makes learning and play fun I would highly recommend her.

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I had the pleasure of working alongside Amy at Roding Primary and what a massive loss to the children, families and colleagues. Amy is an amazing person her gentle nature shone through ever so brightly. We all adored Amy and is greatly missed. A wonderful teacher, a wonderful mummy and she is going to be absolutely wonderful to all her new little people and families.

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I volunteered to work in year one alongside Amy. She was an amazing teacher, always made sure lessons were a fun to learn environment. The children loved her. Amy is fun and outgoing. I know if I ever had anymore children I would want Amy to look after them.

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Typical features of a tiney home

A home-from-home environment

Small ratios and strong, loving relationships

Regular book club and community events

Humour, fun, songs and stories

Child-led playful learning

Sensitive support for children's emotional development and a focus on building resilience

A highly personalised approach for each child

Daily outdoor learning and home-cooked meals to keep children fit and healthy

Increased flexibility such as term-time only options

A learning environment set up to give children choice and build their independence

Rich conversation and exploration, which builds children's confidence and creativity

Irresistible learning opportunities that develop a deep love of learning

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