St John's tiney home nursery

Caryn Matthews

Near St Anne's & St John's, Colchester

House・Outdoor space・Playroom・Quiet road・Meals provided・Pushchair storage・Easy parking・Pets・Sleeping area・Multiple activity areas

spaces available


£6.50 per hour

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1-2 years, 2-4 years


Open all year

Opening Hours

07:30 to 17:00

About this home

At St John's tiney Home Nursery we offer a warm and inspiring atmosphere. Not only do we have a large garden but we are a 5 minute walk away from a lovely toddler park and less than 10 minutes walk away from the Highwoods park. Here we strive at creating a home away from home for all children and their families. Where children can develop and learn while having fun!

About our tiney childminder

I have set up my tiney home to be a warm and welcoming place for young children and their families.

I strive to provide young children with a rich and inviting environment that sparks their curiosity, allowing them to grow and reach their full potential.

I have 10 years experience as a Nursery teacher and am now a Mum to my son.

My tiney home specifically caters to families with children between the ages of 1 - 5 years old.

I provided home cooked meals and snacks.

Unique highlights

Qualified early years teacher

I have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and over 10 years experience working as a teacher.

Large secure garden

Having a large garden allows for children have plenty of time outdoors throughout the day.

Healthy meals and snacks

I offer healthy home cooked meals and snacks, taking into account any allergies or dietary requirements.

tiney is an Ofsted Registered Childminder Agency, licensed to train, support and quality assure childminders. Read Ofsted Report

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 and Local Authority Background Checks

for childminder and each household member at all previous addresses


4 minute walk to Arden Close bus stop, 14 minute drive to Colchester station

In this neighbourhood

I live on the St John's Estate, walking distance to the Highwoods and to 2 playgrounds on the estate, one of which is especially for toddlers. We weekly attend the toddler groups and storytime at the library.

Highwoods Park

St Johns Estate toddler park

What others are saying about this home...


St John’s Tiney home nursery, near Highwoods is the best nursery for your little ones. My boy has been going there for more than 10 months now and he has improved a lot in all the way. ( drawing, singing etc ) The childminder Caryn, she is a lovely lady, doing the best for the kids there. This nursery have plenty of space for your little one to enjoy, this includes outdoor play area, lots of toys and books and mostly this place is safe and welcoming. My son is excited and loves to go there everyday. I recommend St John’s home nursery for all the parents out there who wants there kids to be happy and safe all the time.


Caryn is not just an amazing childminder, she is a brilliant teacher. My 3 year old daughter has been going there for the last 9 months and since she has been there she has learnt so much. My daughter is excited on the days she goes to Caryn’s as they are always doing fun activities and going outside for adventures 😊 highly recommended.

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Fair Pricing

Clear rates for school and unsociable hours

Funded hours

Access to government funded childcare hours


Fully checked, vetted and inspected at least once a year

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