Mariella's tiney home nursery

I'm a very experienced early years educator and before setting up my nursery in my own home, I worked in a range of local nurseries supporting children at a range of stages. My home-from-home setting offers families flexibility and affordability.

I look forward to meeting your family and showing you around our safe, calm and enabling home!

from £8 per hour

5 minute walk from Dalston and Kingsland station. 20 minute walk from Highbury and Islington station and 10 minutes from Canonbury station,

Quiet road・Meals provided・Near public transport・Outdoor space・Sleeping area・Playroom・Pets・House

Mariella Apicella

Mariella Apicella

Islington and Hackney

    from £8 per hour

    spaces available

Hours of Business

08:00 to 18:00

Ages catered for

0 - 5+ years


Open all year

Read Mariella's 's Nursery QA report

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About my home

I'm passionate about helping children get the best start in life and it's been a life-long dream to run my own setting. I've built up 13 years of early years experience in a range of nurseries and bring a broad range of skills that equip me to meet the needs of all children join my setting.

My home is a calm and positive environment. I focus on praise and reinforcing good self-care and communication habits to support children's independance and interactions with others.

Unique highlights

Outdoor play every day

Every day children have the opportunity to explore the outdoors. We enjoy nature in local parks, socialise with other children in local playgroups and count buses en route to school pick ups.

Preparation for starting school

Children are introduced to early literacy and maths concepts little and often to build understanding. It's fun! We do this through singing, rhyme and plenty of play.

Highly experienced practitioner

13 years of experience working with children of all ages in nurseries.

Deep love and knowledge of the local area

I'm Islington born and bred! I know where the best playgroups and parks are and use my knowledge of the local community to enrich the lives of children I care for.

Life at a tiney home nursery

tiney family pack

Want a flavour of what you can expect when you sign up with one of our tiney childminders? Have a look through our family pack, which should answer your big questions about all things tiney, from our education philosophy to how we make money - and lots more besides.

tiney book club

Sharing books is at the heart of all tiney home nurseries – it’s fantastic for children’s imaginations, for building vocabulary, for speaking and listening, for personal, social and emotional development, and so much more. Through our partnerships with Walker Books and the National Literacy Trust, our childminders run creative activities around a wonderfully diverse range of books.

Meet the tiney app

The tiney app makes life super simple. We streamline payments, daily communication, educational progress and much more to make every day happy.

For families the tiney app allows you to easily stay up-to-date with your child’s day. See all features for families

For tiney childminders, manage the day-to-day running of your nursery with the app. See all features for childminders

I am on the boarder of Islington and Hackney.

I have access to the surrounding parks, library, farm and two fabulous duck ponds. I'm a big believer in the power of fresh air and stretch of the legs - so we get out every day to explore the outdoors at all times of year.

Your child's neighbourhood

Freightliner farm

New river walk

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.

We’re the UK’s fastest growing and most trusted childcare community

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