Big futures have tiney beginnings

At tiney we believe that great early years education is more important than ever before. As well as being a crucial launchpad for your child’s development and school readiness, a great childcare setting is also the place where lifelong memories get made, where communities of families come together and where lives are shaped for the future.

A vibrant community of tiney homes unlocking the potential of every child’s precious early years

At tiney we help people become amazing educators and partner with them to transform their homes into ideal early learning environments where children can thrive. All of our tiney homes are different, but all offer brilliant learning resources, creativity and the freedom to play and explore.

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

tiney’s education philosophy

The foundations for future learning and future wellbeing are laid in early childhood. Here’s how tiney has been designed to have a profound impact on children who join a tiney home.

Unlocking potential

tiney childminders encourage and nurture the remarkable capacities young children have for learning, imagination, fun, generosity, boldness and directness. We believe education should develop the whole child equipping them with the skills that will help them thrive later in life - qualities like resilience, critical thinking and collaboration.

Learning through play

At tiney, we take play seriously. It is the motor of young children’s learning and the way that they explore and make sense of the world. tiney childminders foster a love of learning by providing an exciting, play-based curriculum, tailored to each child’s needs.

tiney homes vs larger settings

Children receive far more adult attention in a tiney home than they would in a larger setting. This has a big impact on children’s confidence and language development. tiney home nurseries combine the benefits of small and large settings; offering a nurturing, homely environment, coupled with a large community of other tiney homes for group meet ups, larger education occasions and local events.

Blerina's story

“I want to help children fulfil their potential in so many ways and I love that the community of tiney childminders come from lots of different backgrounds but are all passionate about working with children and helping hard-working parents.”

You can trust tiney

tiney is an Ofsted-registered Childminder Agency. That means we’re legally licensed by Ofsted to train, quality assure and register our childminders. Anyone registered with tiney will have met our quality bar - which includes over 3 months of intensive training, a thorough home visit and an ongoing inspection schedule that is more frequent than Ofsted usually require.

By registering with tiney, our educators get to focus on what they do best - nurturing your children! tiney takes care of everything else; taking away boring admin, providing ongoing professional development, marketing support, comprehensive insurance, a professional community and much more!

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

Want to learn more?

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