Crescent Moon tiney home nursery

An open plan home with zoned play areas, focus/lead activities, free choice toys and a play kitchen.

Family-style dining at mealtimes, a cot and designated change area.

Two cats, Duke & Bella, live in the home.

Enclosed garden providing daily outdoor play, including a swing, climbing frame, slide, water play, sports equipment, ride ons, a tent and mud kitchen.

Located opposite Queen Boudica Primary, a short walk from a country park and access to a fully insured car to go on outings.

from £5 per hour

Colchester Station, 10mins. Bus Stop and Park and Ride, 5mins

Outdoor space・Pets・Wheelchair accessible・Dedicated nappy-changing area・House・Secure shaded area・Multiple activity areas・Near public transport

Laura Cassidy

Laura Cassidy


    from £5 per hour

    spaces available

Hours of Business

08:00 to 17:00

Ages catered for

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


Open all year

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About my home

I've set up my home to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for children, using an open plan space there are zoned areas for play as well as an enclosed garden which will be used for daily outdoor play.

I am also caring for my own daughter so children will always have a play mate when staying at my tiney home. I provide home cooked meals, offering a weekly menu and breakfast choices.

I have over 5 years experience as a class teacher, as well as a Bachelor's Degree, PGCE and QTS.

Unique highlights

Experienced Teacher

I've worked in primary schools for over 5 years. Having taught Yr2-Yr5 as a class teacher, I will naturally have a lesson plan and multiple resources and achievable outcomes for children in my setting. I have many behavioural management techniques that I can apply in my setting as well.

Own Daughter

I have my own daughter in my setting, so you'll be confident that my home is always child friendly and provides multiple resources and stimulus to engage children in my home. My daughter will also be a play mate for your child so they will never be on their own without another child to play with and learn alongside.

Cats - Duke & Bella

There are two cats that live in my home, providing children with exposure to pets and how to interact with them.

Weekly Trips & Outings

I have both a car and bike, so I will take children to local activities and outings weekly.

Extended Hours

I can offer extended hours (7-8am) and (5-6pm), as well as agreed pre-booked out of hours care.

Payment Options

Government Tax Free Childcare, Vouchers & Government Free Hours are accepted.

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I am within a short walking distance to Highwoods Country Park, this will be a regular outing.

I will be able to drive to Colchester Zoo for weekly/monthly visits with the children in my care, further enhancing their curiosity of the animals on our planet. I hope to visit Go Bananas as a soft play experience which is also within walking distance from my home.

I live in the catchment area of both Queen Boudica and Myland Primary School, I am able to provide after school care if needed - allowing siblings to join their younger family members in my setting.

Your child's neighbourhood

Highwoods Country Park

Colchester Zoo

Go Bananas

The key features of tiney home nurseries:

A home-from-home

Small ratios and strong, loving relationships

A highly personalised approach for each child

Regular book club and community events

Daily outdoor learning and home-cooked meals to keep children fit and healthy

Humour, fun, songs and stories

Child-led playful learning

A learning environment set up to give children choice and build their independence

Irresistible learning opportunities that develop a deep love of learning

Rich conversation and exploration, which builds children’s confidence and creativity

Sensitive support for children’s emotional development and a focus on building resilience

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