La Petite Bulle tiney home nursery

Hi! My name is Mélanie and I run La Petite Bulle tiney home bilingual nursery! With years of experience looking after children, I am very happy to be able to welcome your little ones in my home for them to have fun, explore, create friendships, learn French as well as the Early Years curriculum and develop physically and emotionally in a safe and protected environment!

from £10 per hour

Two minute walk from New Cross station, five from New Cross Gate a multitude of buses going to central London at the top of our road

Flat・Outdoor space・Playroom・Sleeping area・Pets・Secure shaded area・Meals provided・Dedicated nappy-changing area・Near public transport・Pushchair storage・House・Multiple activity areas

Melanie Theveniaud

Melanie Theveniaud

New Cross

    from £10 per hour

    spaces available

Hours of Business

08:00 to 18:00

Ages catered for

0 - 5+ years


Open all year

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About my home

The nursery is spacious with the main play area in the front room where children will find plenty of toys and activities ready to support play time and learning whilst having fun in a safe environmenty! The kitchen is used for preparing meals, eating and doing exciting, messy activities like painting, collage, face painting, T-shirt design and much more! 👩‍🎨 The garden is a place to have the freedom to play in a completely secure environment, learn about nature and do a little bit of gardening 🌱

Unique highlights


Children will learn French as part of their daily activities, in a very organic way like bilingual children and along side the British Early Years curriculum

Nature loving

As a Nature lover, children can expect to spend a lot of time playing outdoors. A lot of thought has also been given to create a sustainable space and wooden toys have been chosen over plastic as much as possible


Firm believer that well-being comes from inside, La Petite Bulle runs short meditation and Yoga sessions, both formidable ways to keep children joyful and grounded at the same time

Home made food

Lunches and snacks are included and are always home made, balanced and healthy

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tiney book club

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New Cross is a very youthful (Goldsmiths University), vibrant and multi cultural area with many parks and playgrounds at walking distance.

There are plenty of children groups and clubs as well as really fast connections to explore London!

Your child's neighbourhood

Greenwich Park

Greenwich river bank

Fordham Park

What are others saying about La Petite Bulle tiney home nursery?

Jane Bickley

Mélanie has run the French Club once a week after school. This was an extremely popular club for children 4-7 years old and was done on a purely voluntary basis… Mélanie planned each session carefully so the children were fully engaged and she was always keen to make sure the children had the best experiences. Activities in the club included; lots of practical activities as well as verbal explanations and repetition. Many of the children talked enthusiastically about the club and what they had done, including tasting French biscuits, listening to French pop music, as well as speaking French! At the end of each block sessions, Mélanie diligently wrote a brief summary for each child about how they had got on at the club and what they had enjoyed or excelled at. This gave the parents good feedback about what their child had achieved and the feedback from parents and children was very positive. I would not hesitate to recommend Mélanie to run a similar club or work with other children, her calm and gentle manner would encourage even the shyest child as well as engaging the more gregarious.

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Nannette Butler

I have known Mélanie since September 2011 when our daughters commenced reception together at Ashmead Primary school. I had started a degree and asked Mélanie to look after my daughter. Afternoons with Mélanie included painting, baking and exploring the parks and much more. Mélanie provided a personal service and was respectful of our family’s cultural traditions whilst being attentive to my daughter’s needs and enhancing her personal development. I held confidence in Mélanie that she would safeguard my daughter and always provided a professional and thoughtful approach. I felt that Mélanie made my work life balance easier and felt fortunate to leave my daughter in her care. I always felt Mélanie promoted independence and empowered my daughter to be confident. Mélanie also used French language with my daughter which has proved useful as her father is French speaking. Home cooked fresh food was provided and Mélanie maintained an organised and clean home environment. Mélanie provided me with evidence of achievements and photos of my daughter’s day. Mélanie offered excellent child care and her kindness and care was exemplary. As my daughter grew we continued to maintain the relationship and now our daughters are friends and we enjoy meeting up. My daughter always came home happy having been well cared for. Mélanie is a kind, warm, loving and energetic woman. Mélanie has a gift with children and her organisation skills and resourcefulness are very effective.

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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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