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Catherine Southard

Near St Martin's, London

Flat・Outdoor space・Pets・Multiple activity areas・Quiet road・Meals provided・Pushchair storage・Sleeping area・Secure shaded area・Near public transport・Easy parking


£85 a day

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Under 1s, 1-2 years, 2-4 years


Open all year

Opening Hours

08:00 to 18:00

About this home

  • 7 years’ experience in the early years
  • BSc Psychology
  • MSc Educational Neuroscience
  • Early Years Teacher Status
  • Level 3 Forest School Leader

Passionate about outdoor learning 🌳 Child-centred approach to education 👶🏽 Sustainable living, supporting reusable nappy and wipe use with the children in our care, and endeavouring to be as eco friendly as possible in our day to day activities 💚

About our tiney childminder

A mother and father Early Years Teacher duo, bringing the best from our nursery experince to a smaller scale so we can best support the development of the children we care for 💚

We have worked hard to ensure our resources are inclusive and reflect the diversity of our wonderful capital city 🌆

We can’t wait to watch the seasons pass on our outdoor adventures, and see your little ones blossom 🌸

Unique highlights

Bilingual setting

I speak English and my husband speaks Spanish

Forest School

Daily outdoor learning experiences following the Forest School approach

Antiracist approach

Actively nurturing the next generation to be better!

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

Read Catherine Southard's latest Quality Assurance Report


5 mins from Tulse Hill Station, plenty of buses

In this neighbourhood

Close to Brockwell Park, our preferred park, but also in reach of Tooting Common and Hillside Gardens for lots of outdoor time 🌳

Brockwell Park

Tooting Common

Hillside Gardens

What others are saying about this home...


Catherine made our daughter feel very comfortable settling into a new nursery. She really enjoyed learning from Catherine, who quickly became her favourite teacher. Catherine really eased her transition to a new setting.


Catherine is an amazing educator. She is caring, attentive and resourceful. All the children under her care simply adore her. As Catherine became my son's key person, he went from not wanting to go nursery to counting the days to be there so he could tell what he learnt/done to Catherine.


Catherine is kind, nurturing, upbeat and very attentive to our son’s needs and concerns. She was able to create an amazing atmosphere and made sure there was always a fun, educational activity each day. She allowed us as parents to relax knowing he is in good hands. We couldn’t recommend Catherine enough!


Catherine was so wonderful with our toddler when he started nursery - she settled him in with love and care and we didn’t get any tears at all, just huge smiles when we dropped him off. Her skills as an early learning educator are exceptional, and his talking went from a few random words to multiple little sentences within weeks. He particularly loved all the forest school elements she brought in to the children’s days and will undoubtedly have a lifelong passion for wildlife. We are extremely grateful to Catherine for starting off our son’s nursery journey so happily and would highly recommend her to all.


Catherine was my son's key worker at nursery. She is an absolutely amazing educator and a lovely person to know. My son adored Catherine and I think it's mostly because she listens so well to the children and tries to help them expand their understanding of the world in fun ways. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Catherine as a childcare provider. She is caring, kind, conscientious and children love her.

How tiney compares to other childcare options




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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