Happy Hedgehogs tiney home nursery

Dawn Charman

Near Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone

Outdoor space・Multiple activity areas・Meals provided・Quiet road

spaces available


£65 a day

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1-2 years, 2-4 years


Open all year

Opening Hours

08:00 to 18:00

About this home

A safe and secure tiney home nursery with a warm, happy, fun-filled atmosphere in a cosy home from home setting. A nursery where the power of play is fully embraced in all its forms and motors children’s learning. In this child-centred, enabling environment, children can play, explore, ponder, investigate, invent and discover. Inspired by the curiosity approach and loose parts play, it is a place which encourages children to ask questions about the world around them and seek answers.

About our tiney childminder

Having had a much-loved career as a primary school teacher, I’m passionate about caring for children. With 11 years of experience, I pride myself on professionalism and letting my bubbly, friendly personality shine through. I’m a mummy to an 18 month old, who’s as excited as I am to welcome new friends into our home. With a creative background, I embrace all things messy and imaginative. I have a huge love of the great outdoors, nature and wildlife which is an important part of Happy Hedgehogs.

Unique highlights

Qualified Primary School Teacher

Eleven years of teaching experience including leading English and PE.

Creative Degree Background

Fully embracing messy, sensory play and able to think of creative ideas to keep play exciting and engaging whilst also making it purposeful too.

Home-Cooked Meals

Providing a good variety of yummy and healthy home-cooked meals and snacks.

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


Close to nearby transport links

In this neighbourhood

Located in Boughton Monchelsea in Maidstone, Happy Hedgehogs is close to local parks, playing fields, woods and the beautiful Kent countryside for our ‘wander and wonder’ nature walks. Favourite days out such as Leeds Castle, Mote Park, Buttercup’s Goat Sanctuary, Teston Bridge Country Park, Little Fant Farm, Kent Life, and Sissinghurst Castle, are all only a short drive away, along with local libraries and Maidstone museum.

For bigger adventures, there is Bedgebury Forest, Chatham’s Historic Dockyard, a number of animal parks, museums, castles and not forgetting the beautiful Kentish coast!

Mote Park

Leeds Castle

Teston Bridge Country Park

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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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