Meet tiney, the modern childcare partner for Local Authorities

tiney helps Local Authorities improve their childcare sufficiency by recruiting new childminders and providing exceptional early years support.

tiney partners with over 130 Local Authorities across England

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tiney is England’s fastest growing & most popular Childminder Agency

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We currently partner with over 130 Local Authorities across England.

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We’ve already recruited over 1000 childminders and are training hundreds more.

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We’ve helped over 7000 families find childcare spaces in tiney homes.

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Did you know?

Nearly 50% of all new childminders chose tiney over Ofsted in the last 12 months

How does tiney enhance local childcare programmes?

An area by area approach

Recognising the unique characteristics of each local authority area means we can tailor our approach to your local authority.

Innovation and integration

Our innovative app and tech first approach means we have lots to offer Local Authority partners. Our goal is to integrate with your current activity.

We win when you do

tiney’s business model is built around growing childminder numbers. We do this in a way that is completely cost neutral to Local Authorities and fully aligned with your goals

Case studies

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Unlocking funded hours

The tiney app has a unique funded hours integration making it easier for Local Authorities to meet EYFF requirements, and improving the funded hours process for Childminders and their families. Over 25 Local Authorities currently partner with tiney on funded hours, with more coming online soon.

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Bringing childminding back to the Scilly Isles

tiney works in any area, as evidenced by our recent success in the Isles of Scilly! We were contacted by the LA to help them improve childcare sufficiency. Within a couple of months we now have a tiney childminder operating on the island!

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Local Authority guide bundle

Many local authorities use tiney’s free guides to support their Early Years provision

Our bundle includes guides for Play, SEND, Sustainability, anti-racism and Wellbeing.

Chat with our Local Authority team to learn more

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Lisa Holmes

Head of Community Success

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Anna Smithson

Head of Payments

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Victoria Lewis

Early Years Funding Specialist

Book a call

Speak to one of our LA Funding team.

Or call us on 020 4579 9034

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:00 (UK time)

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Business with a deep rooted social purpose

As part of our commitment to social impact we have pledged to play our part in meeting the 2030 Global Goals initiative around Quality Education set by World Leaders. We are also proud to be part of the Meaningful Business Network. Learn more.

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