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Tiptree Day Nursery

Nurturing young minds in a safe and stimulating environment

Tiptree (ABC) Colchester

Day Nursery & Preschool

22 Grove Rd
Tiptree
Colchester
CO5 0JP

Opening Times:

Monday – Friday: 07:30 – 18:00

Drop-Off Directions & Parking

Tiptree Day Nursery is located at 22 Grove Road, in the village of Tiptree, which is part of the Colchester district in Essex, England and is situated in a residential area, offering a safe and serene environment for children.

The nursery has great commuter links via public transport to Colchester Town Center, Witham, Maldon and surrounding areas.

 

Call Us

Call Us 0330 333 1080

Fees & Availability

Nursery fees are dependent on the age of your child and your specific childcare requirements. Funding options are available, including the government’s 15 and 30 hours funded childcare, and we also accept the Government Tax Free Childcare Scheme and childcare vouchers.

To request pricing and availability, please call us or complete the request a call back form below.

How we learn at Tiptree Day Nursery

Babies

  • Our baby room offers the perfect place to begin your child’s nursery journey
  • We offer as many settling in sessions as you and your child need to feel safe and happy in a new environment. This is the start of us building a long-standing relationship with your family, ensuring secure bonds between child and nursery team
  • We offer a stimulating environment and a variety of resources for our babies to explore, develop and discover through play
  • We promote sensory play from a very young age, helping children to make sense of the world by connecting what they see, hear, smell, touch and feel
  • In our reading corner the children have access to a library of books and stories, music, and rhymes introducing early literacy and communication skills
  • We promote movement and balance and focus on early wellbeing awareness and relaxation exercises

Toddlers

  • Our toddler room is where our toddlers can thrive as they become more independent and curious
  • We feel it is important to offer a range of natural resources and provide plenty of messy play opportunities to encourage learning through creative play
  • In our library area we have a selection of age-appropriate reading resources to encourage communication and develop language and literacy skills
  • We encourage independence and free thinking by allowing the children to choose and lead activities carefully guided by our practitioners
  • We promote physical creativity through music and movement which is key in helping to develop children’s fine motor skills
  • We continue to promote early wellbeing awareness and relaxation techniques to help our children understand their thoughts and feelings
  • Being part of the local community is important and we regularly take part in local events and support local charities

Preschool

  • Our preschool room supports ‘school readiness’ through a wide range of quality resources and equipment that promote all areas of the EYFS including maths and literacy
  • We embed maths and literacy into everyday routines providing opportunities for letter and number recognition
  • We give encouragement and praise to our children inspiring them to investigate and be curious of the world around them
  • We promote an inclusive environment where we take part in a variety of cultural and international celebrations
  • We work on whole body movements to develop large motor skills, co-ordination, balance, and strength
  • We provide a dedicated space for children to learn in small groups allowing focus and concentration as our practitioners deliver activities preparing children for their next step into school

Outdoor Space

  • In our garden children can wander, climb, splash, and run in our educationally designed outdoor learning area.
  • Our children have access into the garden which is essential for healthy development and wellbeing and our outdoor equipment encourages physical development and challenges
  • Our outdoor space allows children to understand and take risks which helps to build their confidence, independence, and eagerness to learn
  • Our children are introduced to important life skills and encouraged to try new things through play and exploration, through activities such as role play, water play and investigative play
  • We promote a ‘grow your own’ initiative providing spaces in our garden for children to plant their own vegetables, herbs, plants, and flowers
  • We use natural materials such as sand and mud to promote discovery and imaginative play

Our Team

Karen Austin

Joined: 2006

Hi, my name is Karen, and I am the Nursery Manager at Tiptree Day Nursery.

I have been dedicated to the field of childcare since September 1995 and assumed the role of Nursery Manager in 2006. I hold a degree in Early Years from the Open University, complemented by a Level 5 qualification in Leadership and Management.

In my current role, I am passionate about working with the children and their families at Tiptree Nursery. I take great pleasure in sharing my extensive knowledge of child development across our nursery chain, consistently modeling and supporting outstanding practices within our nursery.

I look forward to continuing to contribute to the growth and development of our children, fostering a nurturing and enriching environment for everyone involved.

Cameron

Joined: 2019

Hi, I’m Cameron, the Deputy Manager and Blackberry Room Leader at Tiptree Day Nursery.

I hold a Level 3 qualification in Early Years and have been working in nurseries since 2018, gaining extensive experience in childcare. I am passionate about planning activities that align with the children’s interests, while also extending their learning and introducing new and exciting experiences.

I look forward to continuing to support the children’s growth and development in a nurturing and stimulating environment.

Our Team

Our nursery has a lovely family feel which makes it a wonderful place for your child to grow, learn and play. We have a passionate team, who aim to create something special and different, ensuring all children are nurtured, cared for, and inspired with their individual needs in mind.

We have a dedicated senior team who support the nursery management in striving for delivering excellence by enriching home from home environments with an expertly trained team.

All staff complete comprehensive training, further developing their knowledge and understanding of children’s development, covering all key aspects in keeping children safe.

We can provide advice and support for all our families on a vast range of topics by pulling together our combined experience.

Open Day

Join us at our next Open Day

Saturday 20th July, 9am-1pm

*Participating nurseries only

Food & Nutrition

Our delicious, healthy and nutritious food is sourced from trusted suppliers and prepared and cooked by our onsite chef. All dietary and religious needs are met.

Our experienced team would love to meet you and your little one, so book a visit today and we will show you everything our nursery has to offer during your own personal tour at a time to suit you.

Call Back Request

If you would like us to give you a call back at a time which is more convenient for you, please fill in the form below.

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