A little bit more about Tiny Tots Day Nursery

Parents in Basingstoke have been entrusting us at Tiny Tots Day Nursery with their children for over two decades because we provide consistently high-quality childcare and early years education. We understand first-hand the importance of individualised learning, and our emphasis is therefore on employing only passionate and experienced staff.

We welcome babies and children up to the age of five into a safe and homely environment, where they are fed nutritious homemade meals, and are encouraged to learn and play, building up their confidence as they grow.

  • Home away from home environment in a large converted farmhouse
  • Nutritious homemade meals made fresh on-site everyday
  • Two large outdoor gardens for daily adventures
  • Motivated and enthusiastic staff with advanced qualifications and first aid training
  • Fun with maths and writing to prepare children for school
  • Online learning journals to encourage parent engagement by sharing observations daily
  • Messy play areas to encourage sensory learning and a love for the arts
  • Free Early Years Education Entitlement (15 and 30 hours) for 3-4-year-olds and 2-year-olds subject to eligibility criteria

Age Groups

We split our children into 3 age groups: babies; toddlers and early years.

Babies: 0-2-year-olds

We welcome babies from the age of three months into our homely and nurturing setting. Here they take part in many multi-sensory experiences, all to boost their awareness of the world around them.

Our tranquil cot room allows babies to have a lie down when needed. In the dining room, our nurturing staff help the children learn to feed themselves, bolstering their independence as they grow.

We endeavour to follow your baby’s routine to match the one at
home until they are ready to be gradually introduced to the routine that is followed in our older rooms.

Toddlers: 2-3-year-olds

Here the children have access to an environment, encouraging them to choose which room and activities to engage with, nurturing their growing independence. Here toddlers develop their creative skills through arts and crafts, music and movement.

Our excellent nursery staff support the children’s language development with verbal games, songs and stories, and also encourage plenty of imitation and conversation. Social development skills and peer relationships are bolstered through group activities and during meal times.

Preschool: 3-5-year-olds

Children join our preschool from the age of 3 and gradually begin their preparation for school. We provide a carefully planned programme of activities, providing free play within a slightly more structured environment. Activities are provided to teach basic numbers, colours and shapes. The children also use of construction toys, puzzles and books to enhance their motor skills

We encourage children’s independence and have free-flow access between the three rooms including a large purpose-built art room which caters for many types of arts and crafts: clay modelling, painting, woodwork, science and cookery.

When the time does come for the children to continue their education journey in primary school, we are here to provide as much support as needed and liaise with local schools to ensure a smooth transition for all.


Tiny Tots Day Nursery in Basingstoke is open between the hours of 7:30am and 6:00pm throughout the year except for one week over Christmas and New Year.

We are also closed and all bank holidays when we are closed.

  • Full Day Session: 7.30am – 6.00pm
  • Morning Session: 7.30am – 1.00pm
  • Afternoon Session: 1.00pm – 6.00pm

Our Food

We believe it’s very important to encourage our children to love eating healthy and nutritious food. These healthy habits remain with them through their entire lives and can be the foundation of a healthy lifestyle ahead.

We have a 5-star Food Hygiene Rating and are able to cater for all dietary requirements.



Our dedicated on-site chef
prepares healthy balanced meals
on a daily basis and ensures our
children are offered their 5-a-day


Menus are constantly varied to
encourage curiosity whilst taking
into account dietary and
nutritional needs


We teach our children about
different types of food and how it
helps them grow, encouraging
good habits for the future

Help with Fees

Tiny Tots Day Nursery is pleased to offer Free Early Years Education Entitlement for 2-year-olds subject to eligibility, as well as for 3-4-year-olds (15 and 30 hours).

The new Childcare Choices website provides a straightforward explanation of all Government Childcare Support in one place, providing a simple way of seeing which schemes are available, with easy next steps to where you can find out more.

Using the Childcare Calculator you can quickly find out which of the offers are available to you and choose what works best for your family.

For further questions on fees and funding, please contact us.

Refer a Friend

If you have a friend or family member who is looking for a place for their child at Tiny Tots, please ask them to complete the Get in Touch form below, stating “Referral + Your Name” in the comments box. If a place is available and they do register their child, both you and your friend could receive £25 off one month’s fees!

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