Helen's tiney home nursery

My small tiney home nursery is only a short walk from Seven Sisters station. We prioritise spending time outdoors in my well-equipped garden and in beautiful local parks. I offer families affordability and flexibility, and my fees are inclusive of home cooked meals and snacks.

from £7 per hour

15 minutes walk from Seven Sisters Station

Helen Ala

Helen Ala


    from £7 per hour

    waiting list

Hours of Business

8am - 6pm

Ages catered for

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


Open all year

Read Helen's's Nursery QA report

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About my home

I'm passionate about helping children develop life skills and a deep interest in the world around them. We spend lots of time exploring the outdoors. Children particularly love our bug hotel, mud kitchen and fairy garden!

When we're indoors, we combine structured activities with plenty of 'choosing time' so that children can develop their interests and independence. We enjoy coming together for meal times - even the youngest in my care! Home cooked meals are made every day and on Fridays we enjoy special pancakes.

Unique highlights

I speak both English and Estonian

I find learning languages fascinating and we prioritise the development of children's speaking and listening skills, which underpins their learning in other areas of the curriculum.

I have many years of experience working with children.

Alongside being mum to my two year old son, I have also worked as an au pair.

Fostering language development and communication through music

I have sung in choirs and bring my love of song and musical instruments into our daily routines. It develops children's musical ear, whilst expanding their listening and communication - and having a lot of fun along the way!

I have two cats and three aquariums

Babies particularly enjoy watching the gentle movement of our fish and older children enjoy learning about taking care of our cats.

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tiney book club

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I am a 10 minute walk away from the local library and two large parks: Downhills and Lordship.

I am a 20 minute walk away from the Walthamstow Wetlands and the local Riding School where the children can watch and learn about the horses.

Your child's neighbourhood

Downhills Park

Lordship Park

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

What makes tiney homes unique?

All home leaders go through a rigorous selection process. We accept less than 15% of applicants.

They get world-class training from education and safeguarding experts.

We visit their home nursery and vet them to standards above and beyond Ofsted.

We work together to deliver a great ongoing tiney home nursery experience.

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