Tender Care Day Nursery

TENDER CARE NURSERIES

We understand that choosing a day nursery for your child is a difficult decision, and for that reason, we support and advise viewings of our nursery before you commit to adopting childcare. In fact, we also suggest our prospective parents to view multiple settings before deciding – we want the best for you and your children, and are confident that eventually you will find the nursery which is perfect for you.​

We have nurseries at three locations and this page should help you with all the information you need before you decide to enroll your child.

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CANTERBURY TENDER CARE

0203 362 0358
91-93 Canterbury Road, Croydon
canterbury@tendercaredaynursery.com

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WESTBURY TENDER CARE

0208 665 6263
30 Westbury Road, Croydon, CR0 2ES
westburytendercarenursery@outlook.com

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TENDER CARE AT ZAKIA

0203 362 9401
166A St James’s Road, Croydon
zakia@tendercaredaynursery.com

OPENING TIMES

  • ​Monday: 8.00am – 6.00pm
  • Tuesday: 8.00am – 6.00pm
  • Wednesday: 8.00am – 6.00pm
  • Thursday: 8.00am – 6.00pm
  • Friday: 8.00am – 6.00pm​

​The nursery do offer early opening from 7.30am at an additional cost.

NB: Late Collection after 6pm or session finish times will incur a late fine! 

CLOSURES

Westbury Tender Care and Canterbury Tender Care  nursery is open 51 weeks per year and Tender Care at Zakia is open for 38 weeks per year all branches close for one week at Christmas. Other closures include; bank holidays and three inset days per year for staff training – the dates for these are given well in advance. Should the nursery have to close in any emergency situation parents will be notified immediately.

HOW WE TEACH

​​When your child starts at Tender Care they will be given a key person, responsible for tracking the progress of your child. Children thrive from loving and secure​​ relationships and though this is normally provided by yourself, we want your child to feel​ safe and cared for at nursery​​. Children who form s good attachment with their carers are more like to progress positively across all areas of development.

WHO IS LOOKING AFTER MY CHILD?

We know it can be a daunting task selecting a nursery for your child, leaving your pride and joy in the hands of a stranger is an unsettling experience. There is nothing more important in early education than the quality of the staff who are delivering it. This is why we only have the most dedicated staff working at tender care, passionate about providing outstanding care and learning opportunities to your children. To see the practitioners working with your children visit the About Us page.

HOW WE TEACH

​​When your child starts at Tender Care they will be given a key person, responsible for tracking the progress of your child. Children thrive from loving and secure​​ relationships and though this is normally provided by yourself, we want your child to feel​ safe and cared for at nursery​​. Children who form s good attachment with their carers are more like to progress positively across all areas of development.

WHO IS LOOKING AFTER MY CHILD?

We know it can be a daunting task selecting a nursery for your child, leaving your pride and joy in the hands of a stranger is an unsettling experience. There is nothing more important in early education than the quality of the staff who are delivering it. This is why we only have the most dedicated staff working at tender care, passionate about providing outstanding care and learning opportunities to your children. To see the practitioners working with your children visit the; About Us page.

IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF!

Below are an example of some typical questions that will help you find out the significant things about any prospective nursery.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • What are the opening times? What age range do they take?
  • Do they take funding only places?
  • What are the procedures for settling in new children?
  • How often do the children use the outdoor facilities?
HEALTH AND SAFETY
  • Are fire alarms and fire extinguishers provided, and do both staff and children understand the fire drill?
  • Has your child’s security been properly considered – is access to the facility properly controlled?
  • Will the cleaning standards in rooms, kitchens and toilet facilities protect your child’s health?
  • What sort of food is provided? Can they cater for food allergies and special dietary requirements?
STAFF
  • Who is in charge? What experience in childcare and what qualifications does that person have?
  • Who will be personally responsible for your child’s progress, and how qualified is that person?
  • What is the ratio of practitioners to children and how many are qualified?
  • How many staff have been with the nursery for over a year? The solidity of the staff is significant.
CARE & LEARNING
  • Will there be a planned progression of activities and skills throughout the year, or primarily just play?
  • Are parents encouraged to visit the nursery and remain involved with their children’s development?
  • How are you kept informed of your child’s progress, activities and development?
  • Do the children look happy and relaxed? Are they interested in what they are doing?