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Welcome to Tweenie Tots 2!

Free places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds available, get in touch to find out more…

We believe that children are our future – have a look around and see for yourself…

Flexible

Our services and sessions have been designed with you in mind, giving you the option to tailor your child’s learning & care to meet your individual needs.

Simple

We know how hectic every-day life can be, that’s why we keep simplicity in mind. Tell us how we can help and then let us take care of the rest.

Cost-Effective

Our purpose is to provide cost-effective, purposeful care & learning opportunities and, as a Charity, we will never charge any more than we need to.

An Introduction

Learn about us and what we do within our community
Welcome to our website!

Tweenie Tots 2 Community Childcare Services began life in 2002 as ‘Tweenie Tots 2 Playgroup’, based in the Sally Eccleston Memorial Hall and with two children to care for. Our setting has expanded exponentially since then, and we now provide care to children aged 2-11 years, 5 days a week, from 8am to 17:45pm.

At Tweenies we provide daycare for children aged 2 to 4 years and shared-care before and after school (including nursery children) to children aged three to 11 years. We provide free funded places for two-year-olds and funded early education for three and four-year-olds. Children are able to attend for a variety of sessions and parents are only charged by the hour for the number of hours their child attends.

Tweenies has an excellent reputation for childcare coupled with educational resources and family support. My staff have been carefully selected for their attitude and genuine interest in caring for children. We ensure the staff remains constant within the setting, providing continuous and consistent care.

Each member of my team takes pride in our approach and belief that we can provide the very best experience for every child. We do encourage parents to visit our setting where my exceptional team can be met in person and the full extent of opportunities that our environment offers children can be experienced first-hand.

Please feel free to have a look around our website, and do not hesitate to contact us for more information. We are proud of our journey so far, and invite you to share in our journey yet to come.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

Maureen

Maureen Walker-Miller
Setting Manager

Services & Sessions

Flexible, cost-effective and built around your needs.
  • BREAKFAST CLUB
  • £2.50
  • per session
  • 8am – 9am
  • Breakfast Provided
  • 2-11 Years
  • Drop-off @ English Martyrs School/Nursery
  • DAYCARE
  • £3.30
  • per hour
  • 8am – 3pm
  • Choice of sessions & options
  • Fun, structured environment & activities 
  • 2-5 Years – funding available! 
  • AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
  • £7.00
  • per session
  • 3pm – 5:45pm
  • Pickup from English Martyrs & St. Philip’s Schools
  • Snack provided each session
  • 3-11 Years

Our Learning Environment

We're very proud of our environment, take a look!

Play & Learning
At Tweenies we feel it is vital to recognise the importance of play. Play in early childhood has a significant role in the social, physical, and cognitive development of a child is crucial. The importance of play in child development and learning is significant. It is through their active play that children acquire and refine many of the prerequisite skills that contribute to successful learning. Play is essential for children; play contributes to healthy child development cognitively, socially, and physically.

Within our setting children are provided with ample time to engage in self-directed play and benefit in a variety of ways. We embrace that child driven play in early childhood promotes the well being of the child; it contributes to the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of the child.

We feel that the role of play in learning should not be underestimated. Through play a child will acquire many of the necessary skills that will subsequently be used for successful learning. Included among the skills that a child develops and strengthens through play are language development, problem solving, negotiating, and sequencing skills.

The open-ended nature of blocks means there is no prescribed method or expected outcome. Children feel free to have a go, and each experiment encourages the next. Imagination flourishes, ideas multiply, confidence grows, and creative play becomes self-perpetuating.

We do have a specific area for construction equipment and through embracing the importance of construction and small world play, our open-ended environment, activities and resources allows for children being supported to develop in line with the EYFS areas of learning.

The Construction area provides a great deal in the way of creativity; not only are children able to assume roles and work through problems together, but are able to design and create in whatever way their imagination allows them to. Where we see a tower of building bricks, our children see a skyscraper and the ethos of this area is to nurture and develop this creativity.

Construction

Art & Craft

 

Taking part in Art and Craft activities support our children to develop confidence and further enhance their imagination skills. It allows for our children to interpret what they observe, communicate what they think and feel, and make what they imagine and invent.

We do have a specific area with a wide range of materials readily available for our children to have open access to, supporting them to make choices around what they need to make their special creations.

‘Art sharpens children’s powers of observation, heightens their sense of appreciation, and awakens them to the possibilities of their own hands, hearts, and minds.’ JC Arnold.

Role play takes place throughout our setting, indoors and out. We have specific areas where costumes, props and other stimuli are available to support our the imagination and creativity of our children. At this young age, imagination is the heart of children’s role play, and is, to an extent, more important than knowledge.

“Knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world.” Albert Einstein

Through embracing the importance of imaginary play and an open-ended environment, our activities and resources allow for children being supported to develop in line with the EYFS areas of learning, and to assist children in becoming more creative in their thinking and understanding of the world as a whole.

Role Play

Sand and Water
‘To have discovered a quarter of the answer to his own question is of more value to the child than to hear the whole answer, half-understood, from another.’ Friedrich Froebel

We have created specific areas with separate Sand and Water tables for experimenting with both wet and dry materials. We have other sand tables that can be filled with different materials (wood chips, tea leaves, ‘goop’, soil & moss etc.) to expand experimentation and discovery.

Additional equipment such as tubes, funnels, pouring devices and flow plans assist to inspire scientific discovery.

Books have a tremendous influence on many areas of learning and are available within all areas of our setting including the outdoors. We do have a specific ‘cosy area’ where children can enjoy quiet reading or take part in our many storytelling group sessions.

Books can introduce themes of friendship, diversity, and overcoming challenge, thus helping to develop character. They can expand children’s knowledge of the world, other people, cultures and traditions, or they can introduce imaginary themes. It is said that the best way to strengthen children’s intelligence is to read them fairy tales.

We feel that it is our duty to instil in our children a true passion and enjoyment of learning, and try to link all activities to an element of reading or storytelling.

Story Area
ICT

ICT is about how children find out about and learn how to use appropriate information technology such as computers and programmable toys that support their learning. Information and communications technologies (ICT) are an integral part of our children’s lives and often embedded in our children’s everyday experiences, for example in bar codes in supermarkets, interactive television programmes, microwave ovens, vacuum cleaners, DVD players and traffic lights at pedestrian crossings.

Interest and confidence in engaging with ICT resources in their many forms are necessary so that all of us are able to play a full part in society. This is as important for our young children as it is for young people and adults. Children will vary in their experiences of and awareness of ICT, but are generally curious about ICT and have a desire to explore different technologies. Multimedia and interactive resources can be especially motivating and the potential to individualise many ICT resources fits well with the wide range of learning styles, interests, experiences and skills of young learners.

At Tweenies, we are firm believers in the benefits of ICT and have invested heavily in recent times to ensure that children have access to modern technologies and ways of working, helping them to ready themselves for later life. We utilise tools such as Smart Boards, Computers, iPads, Cameras, Listening Stations etc. to enrich the experiences of our children.

Being outdoors has a positive impact on a child’s sense of well-being and helps all aspects of their development. While reflecting our indoor environment, our outdoor area offers our children the opportunities for doing things in different ways and on different scales than when indoors. It gives children first-hand contact with weather, seasons and the natural world. Our outdoor environment is part of our continuous provision and offers children freedom to explore, use their senses, and to be physically active and exuberant.

Children benefit from fresh air and outdoor play at the setting each day. Staff recognise that the outdoor area is a valuable learning environment and they make effective use of the space. Children can choose to be active and run and climb on the apparatus. The tree house gives opportunity for children to pursue quieter activities, such as sharing books with friends. Children grow plants and vegetables and dig in the soil to see what bugs they can find. A healthy lifestyle is promoted to nurture children’s enjoyment in physical activity and understanding of healthy eating.

Outdoors

Meet our Team

OUR DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN; COME AND HAVE A CHAT!

Tweenie Tots 2 has an exceptional staffing team, with each individual chose because of their dedication to the care and development of each child. Our staffing team are highly qualified and a high proportion have worked with us for many years. The Trustees employ a Manager, a Deputy Manager, a Lead Practitioner and a team of skilled Childcare Practitioners & Assistants. Together, they ensure that each child receives the best possible care.

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Contact Us

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English Martyrs Parish Hall
School Lane
Litherland
L21 7LX

Tel: 0151 949 1225
Fax: 0151 949 1225

E-Mail: tweenietots2@hotmail.com