Shining stars tiney home nursery

My tiney home nursery is based in North Chingford, 10 minutes walking distance to Chingford Station, and 6 seconds walk to buses. I have a lovely setting surrounded by parks and forests which we visit regularly. We are an "in the moment" setting, enhancing children’s leaning an development through play.

from £60 a day

10 minutes walking distance to Chingford Station

House・Outdoor space・Secure shaded area・Pets・Multiple activity areas・Wheelchair accessible・Meals provided・Near public transport・Easy parking・Pushchair storage

Paula  Harris

Paula Harris


    from £60 a day

    spaces available

Hours of Business

07:00 to 18:00

Ages catered for

0 - 5+ years


Open all year

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About my home

I’ve set up my tiney home to be inclusive and welcoming for all families. I provide healthy home cooked meals. I have a lovely, natural open space with lots of light, which leads into the garden area. I am based in North Chingford, which is 10 minutes walking distance to Chingford station and bus terminals.

Unique highlights

Part of the forestry group

I am part of the forestry group providing outside activities for children to explore their environments. I also encourage non-verbal children to use Makaton signs to communicate with.

Qualified childcare professional

I have 25 years professional childcare experience. I am NVQ level 3 trained, and have just completed my BA Honours degree in early years childhood studies.

Close to local amenities

I am within ten minutes walking distance to Chingford Station and bus terminals. And a 6 second walk to bus stops.

In the moment planning setting

Here at shining stars we aim to follow the curiosity approach by putting children at the centre of their own development and education. We encourage children’s natural curiosity an eagerness to explore and create.

Home cooked meals

We provide home cooked healthy meals, children are sometimes encouraged to help with the preparation. Independence is highly encouraged.

Life at a tiney home nursery

tiney family pack

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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

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I am close to many wonderful parks and forests, all within walking distance, which we take full advantage of.

We are also close to a library, soft play centre, and playgroups which all offer many activities.

Your child's neighbourhood

Ridgeway park

Chingford plains

Pimphall park

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

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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