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A Little Bit About Us

21 years ago the story of Tiddlywinks Day Nursery started at our Hill Lane nursery. In 1994 the family run business began with husband & wife David and Imelda Mihell following the conversion of an old farmhouse. Imelda oversaw the day to day running of the nursery as manager creating a nursery full of character and charm which the children and families viewed as a home from home.

Over the years Tiddlywinks have steadily expanded from the original 18 place nursery to its current provision of five nurseries providing daily care for 314 children and six Out of School Clubs providing daily care for 104 children.

Our aim is to provide a High Quality Childcare service ensuring that your child will be in a warm, professional and caring environment.

We have continually and successfully developed and have been recognised for our standards and dedication to childcare through national initiatives including Investors in Children, Investors in People, Quality in Play and locally through Manchester’s QAF award.

Ofsted Outstanding

We are registered with OFSTED and comply with all aspects of the Children's Act 1989. Four of our nurseries have been inspected within the last three years and they are all graded OFSTED outstanding!

Our Higher Blackley nursery was inspected in January 2013, Hill Lane was inspected in May 2014 along with our Crumpsall nursery and our Clayton nursery was inspected in August 2014 all with OFSTED outstanding grades.

Staff members have extensive valuable experience, in addition to possessing NNEB, BTEC and NVQ level 3 in childcare qualifications. OFSTED standards require 50% qualified staff, we thrive to provide 100% qualified staff within all of our nurseries.

The ethos of developing staff through care, nurture and praise continues from the foundations Imelda put into place 21 years ago. Staff play a vital role in the development of the nursery ensuring they provide the best possible care and education for the children.

 
"I know Elijah is going to miss going to Tiddlywinks. You have all already made such a wonderful impression on him in the short... Read more"
Lindsey Ibitoye
"We think the nursery is excellent , clean and all staff are very polite and welcoming. We will be very sad when Alisha has to... Read more"
Kelly Daly
"All the nursery staff are very, very welcoming; I believe them all to be fulfilling their roles to the best of their ability.... Read more"
Margaret Colville
""Thank you for everything and for looking after me so well.  I will miss you all lots and lots, love and hugs Lilly and... Read more"
Lilly Stevens and her mummy
"Andrew and I have appreciated over 8 years with Tiddlywinks.  We are thankful that our girls from just 5 months old have had... Read more"
Helen and Andrew Gerling - Higher Blackley

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Tiddlywinks Recruitment & Job Vacancies
Due to our expansion across the Greater Manchester region, Tiddlywinks Day Nursery are currently recruiting for a variety of career opportunities that are