Tenderlinks Day Nursery - Godalming
Tenderlinks Godalming has been operating since 2017 and is registered for 32 children from 3 months to 5 years.
The team consists of 10 practitioners, a deputy manager and a manager.
Continue down the page to see our activities and specialist sessions, as well as reviews of our Godalming nursery from parents past and present.
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 Forest School with Lee and we have recently introduced Sport with Paul from Pitch Pals.
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.
''Pitch Pals is so much more than just another football coaching provider. We are on a mission to harness the power of football and physical activity to develop, encourage and inspire children of all ages and abilities. Offering a full range of programmes including Early Years/KS1 sessions, School and Nursery clubs, through to Holiday Camps and Events/Parties, we have something for everyone.
Our Nursery programme has been designed to bridge the gap between Early Years settings and Primary Schools, maximising the children's energy and giving them a positive introduction to sport and physical activity. Using a semi-structured, fun-based learning model, children will learn a variety of skills through a range of innovative, action-packed games and activities. We will develop coordination, cognitive and motor skills, whilst encouraging team work, self-confidence and all-important social skills.
The sessions will help prepare children for their transition into Primary Schools and the curriculum they will encounter. Using age-appropriate equipment and incorporating numbers, colours and letters the children will be learning through play and guided discovery''
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.