Nana’s tiney home nursery is in Islington and Hackney

Nana’s tiney home nursery

Children enjoy the many opportunities to explore a wide range of books, toys and crafts in my home-from-home. We use this space to foster their independence, curiousity about the world and communication. It's complimented with an abundance of local outdoor playspaces. Delicious home-cooked meals and home baked treats are included.

A 10 minute walk from Haggerston Overground station .

Flat・Wheelchair accessible・Meals provided・Near public transport・Playroom・Sleeping area・Pushchair storage

Nana Fatimah Alakija

Nana Fatimah Alakija

Islington and Hackney

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Hours of Business

07:00 to 18:30

Ages catered for

0 - 5+ years


Open all year

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About my home

I love seeing how children light up with curiosity and wonder at new things. I loved story time as a child and the magic of whole new worlds opening up through books has stayed with me. I strive to bring the same opportunities to the children who join my setting.

I'm mum to two girls. I opened my tiney home nursery to combine my love of nuturing young children with supporting the development of my children. My background is in healthcare management and I've used my knowledge here to create a warm, clean and safe space to support children flourish.

Unique highlights

I'm an experienced early years educator

Alongside bringing up two girls, I've taught in and run nurseries in Nigeria. I'm also the second born child of 20, so taking care of young children has always been a part of my life.

I share my love of baking and food with children

Baking and cooking is an opportunity to explore different cultures, develop numeracy, literacy and fine motor skills - not to mention developing a broad and varied palate.

Background in healthcare management

I have an MSc in International Health Services & Hospital Management (LSBU, UK, 2020), as well as degree in Urban Planning (ABU, Nigeria, 2000)

After school care available for pupils of Hackney New Priamry School

I offer a pick up service from this local primary schol that is within walking distance from me.

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tiney book club

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I am on the outer edge of the De Beauvoir Estate in the heart of De Beauvoir town.

It's surrounded by lots of outdoor play areas and an outstanding children’s centre with great activities. A new leisure centre is being built, which on completion (2021) will give us many new sports and leisure activities to engage the children.

Your child's neighbourhood

Brittania Leisure Centre

Geffrye Museum

Hackney City Farm

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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