Debbie's tiney home nursery

I live on a quiet road, with good parking both on the drive way or on the road. I am within walking distance of several parks, the river, library, toddler groups, music groups and a weekly food market. I love taking the children to the food market so they can choose vegetables or fruit for activities. I have a wide variety of resources for exploring and playing, all of which are accessable to the children. I have a lovely enclosed garden that the children can run about and have fun in with a wide range of toys.

from £7 per hour

I have a bus stop 2 minute walk from my house, that takes you to High Wycombe or Bourne End. There is a train station about 15 minutes walk from my house which will take you to Bourne End or Maidenhead.

House・Quiet road・Outdoor space・Pets・Secure shaded area・Multiple activity areas・Near public transport・Easy parking・Sleeping area

Debbie Lewis

Debbie Lewis

Marlow, Bourne End, High Wycombe.

    from £7 per hour

    spaces available

Hours of Business

08:00 to 17:00

Ages catered for

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


Open all year

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About my home

I live in Marlow with my husband, I have 3 grown up daughters and 4 wonderful grandchildren. I have over 30 years professional experince in childcare, looking after children from 3 months upward, working as a nanny, in a nursery and assistant childminder for my daughter. I have my NVQ level 3 in childcare and a full Peadeatric First Aid certificate. I have personal and professional experience with children and adults with Downs Sydrome and I have also cared for a child with autism.

Unique highlights

Downs Syndrome

I have a brother with Downs Syndrome and when I worked at a pre school I was key person for a Downs Syndrome child, because of this I can communicte a little using makaton.

Vegetable patch

I have a small vegetable patch in my garden, where the children help to plant seeds, and are encouraged to help nurture them by watering them when needed, we talk about what they need to help them grow and when they are ready the children can pick them and try them.

Looking after wildlife

I have a bird feeder in the garden, with some help the children fill the containers when they are empty, they then enjoy watching the different birds come and feast on the food. This encourages the children to look after animals.


I love being outdoors, and I live in walking distance of the river, parks, train station, library, so weather permitting we go out once a day into the town so the chidren can run about, watch the boats, have fun in the park. I take them on the train to Bourne End where they can walk along the river or go to soft play.


I have a lovely enclosed garden that children have access to every day, there is a wide variety of toys including a mud kitchen, swing, playhouse, sand and water play.

Messy play

The children learn a lot through messy play, through textures, smells, bright colours, I enjoy all aspects of messy play, from shaving foam, ublick ( cornflour and water ), painting, mud play. It is wonderful to see the childrens expressions the first time they try anything new.

Settling in.

To help each child settle in, they will have a few visits where parent/ carer can stay and play, then a few visits where parent/carer stays for a little while with the child, then we gradually lengthen that period, then some vists without parent/carer, each child is different so sometimes it might take a little loner to settle, thats not a problem. Children also have their own pegs with their picture and name to help them feel they belong.

My home

I have a space where older children can build with construction toys without little ones knocking their creations down. I have a dining room where there is a book corner for children to chill out in. Sitting room where children can play with a variety of toys. I have an enclosed outside area this is where toys and resources are kept , all accessible to the children, this is also a perfect place for the children to play if the weather is so bad that they can't go for a walk or in the garden as it provides them with fresh air. We do a lot of messy activities out here and role play e.g cooking, doctors.

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I live in a lovely town, which has a library, a few parks and a river all of which are within walking distance.

There are a few toddler groups and music groups in town aswell so the children get a lot of outdoor time and there's a variety of different things to do. Within about 20 - 30 minutes driving time there is Odds Farm which the children love, and National trust places Clivedon and Hughenden which being a member I can take the children to. Here they have lots of places to run around and explore.

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Odds Farm

Clivedon National Trust

Hughenden Manor

What are others saying about Debbie's tiney home nursery?

Karen Fox

Karen and her husband were happy with their decision to place their daughter with me because it was a home from home environment and they didn't want her to be lost in a nursery given her very young age at the start of her placement. They were happy with the support I offered as they have very little family close by. They were happy with the mix of ages of the children and recognised the older children had helped their daughter's development progress. They appreciated the daily feedback as it has helped them plan life at home. As this is their first child they have appreciated help I have given them throughout her time with me.

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Shelley Milsom

We have been sending our son to Debbie since he was 10 months old, he is now 2.5 years. After meeting several childminders before meeting Debbie it was easy to choose her and her home to look after our son. She was relaxed, friendly and interacted with our son from the start as well as offering a well structured learning process to suit him. Our son has come on leaps and bounds whilst in Debbie's care as well as being a fountain of knowledge and support for myself when I have struggled with his milestones and even the times when he was late to meet them, I'm a first time mum and do worry. Our son is always excited to go there in the mornings and sometimes is difficult when it comes to leaving as he enjoys it there so much. We'll be sad when he reaches school age and no longer goes. We are so proud of the 2 year old that Debbie has helped to raise and shape and look forward to sending our next child there once ready to return to work.

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