Tenderlinks Day Nursery - Elstead
Tenderlinks Elstead has been operating for 1 year, and is registered for 32 children. The team consists of 9 practitioners, a deputy manager and a manager.
Continue down the page to see our activities and specialist sessions..
Throughout an average day your child will engage in a wide range of activities such as some of those listed below:
A typical day:
8.00am – 8.30am
Arrival and Breakfast.
8.30am – 9.00am
Registration and circle time
9.00am – 11.15am
Morning lessons and activities / outings / specialist sessions (snack at 10.00am)
11.15am – 11.45am
12.00pm – 2.00pm
Naps / Quiet time or activities for older children
2.00 – 4.30 pm
Afternoon lessons and activities / outings / specialist sessions (snack at 2.15pm)
4.00pm – 4.30pm
4.45pm – 6.00pm
Story time /Free play and home time
Specialist teacher sessions:
As part of the broad curriculum we offer at Tenderlinks the children take part in weekly specialist led sessions of Dance, Baby French, Music, Sport and we have recently introduced Studio Cultivate.
Kindergarden is an exciting outdoor education program created to encourage Early Years children to enhance, interact with and take ownership of the green spaces that they inhabit. Kindergarden workshops take place in a school’s garden or playground and run twelve months a year, rain or shine.
The programme is divided into four seasonally themed modules, each exploring the world of gardens and the many fascinating living things that occupy them. Weekly workshops are filled with practical gardening activities, story telling, drama and art. Through these varied learning mediums Kindergarden pupils are able to absorb challenging academic content, expand vocabulary, develop fine motor skills, whilst engendering an appreciation of the living world around them.
These classes are conducted to a mixture of classical and children's music to help stimulate imagination, develop rhythm and encourage musicality. The classes are taught through storytelling and mime that helps the child to learn in a creative atmosphere. Ballet is the core of all dance genres, at this particular age the basics of ballet is used to encourage balance, co-ordination, core stability, strength, cardiovascular, and technique, whilst improving the child's self-confidence. Most of all the children are encouraged to have fun and enjoyment giving them something to look forward to each week!
Madame Sophie, from le Club Tricolore, the longest running French Club for children in the UK, uses a proven method of teaching. Young children absorb and learn French effortlessly while having fun. Numbers, colours, animals, different expressions and lots more, are taught in a lively atmosphere with puppets, props, and plenty of rhythm, movement and humour. Vive le français!
Netmums favourite – Musical Express – comes to Tenderlinks Day Nursery! It is a fun and interactive music and movement class. Regular music making time with lots of percussion instruments to try, with a new theme and activity each session. The focus is on having fun and learning through play.
Pedro has a Masters degree in PE and 10 years experience as a sports coach and teacher. He spends part of his week planning and delivering multi-sports sessions in Nurseries and schools around South West London. Sessions take place in our local Park or in our outdoor spaces. The weekly sessions include ball skills, racket skills and athletics for toddlers and incorporate other learning such as colour names and counting.
About our Team
Nursery Manager: Vicky
Hello, my name is Vicky, and I have been working in childcare for 20 years. I studied Educare for two years, after completing high school in Cape Town, South Africa. I moved to the UK in 2004 and after transferring my qualifications to an NVQ4 in Childcare, I started working in Northwest London as a Nursery Nurse. I have had experience in working and leading all age groups within the Early Years as well as experience within a mainstream Reception classroom. I have been trained in various methods of educational approach, such as - The Solihull Approach, Grassroots, and the Feuerstein method. I have a passion for swimming and have also attained a Baby and Toddler Teacher swimming qualification from the STA.
I have worked my way up through the ranks and gone on to manage two nurseries within the Camden borough of London. After getting married in 2017 I moved out of London and was delighted to be appointed Manager of Tenderlinks Godalming. This was a new challenge as it would mean putting my passion for early years education into a start-up setting. I am so proud to say that I have had the pleasure of watching our setting flourish and grow within the Surrey community, in just over three years. We are now well known for our family centred approach, promoting an outdoor learning experience, and doing our utmost to be a home away from home for the children in our care.