Little Wombles / Tenderlinks Day Nursery - Wandsworth
Based in Wandsworth, South West London, we provide the highest quality care and educational experiences for our children, giving you complete peace of mind when leaving your precious little ones.
Little Wombles is a spacious and well equipped nursery with a maximum of 24 children each day. We guarantee that we will maintain our exceptionally high staff:child ratios throughout the age-groups. This enables each child's full potential to be nurtured through focussed, personalised care and attention. We are committed to meeting each child's individual needs and developing their passions and skills for the future.
At Little Wombles, we provide a safe, secure, stimulating and fun environment that embraces all children and enables them to be:
• Respectful of themselves and others
• Appreciative and appreciated
• Curious and creative
• Tolerant and patient
• Compassionate and caring
• Happy and confident
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 Little Wombles 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 Little Wombles! 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.
Sport with Pedro
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 King Georges Park or in our hall. 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: Marta
Hello! I’m Marta and I’m Little Womble’s Manager. I have been working in the Early Years since 2009 when I completed my Early Years Education Degree in Portugal. In 2017, I moved to London where I started a new chapter in my life. It was quite an adventure to come to this city of the world and I completely fell in love with the city. I started working in South East London and then in 2019, I joined the Little Wombles team as a Pre-school Early Years Teacher. Mid 2020, I became Deputy Manager and then in 2021, I became Manager.
Working in Early Years has always been a passion for me and London is giving me all the best opportunities.