Tigers at Swindon Day Nursery
Tigers at Swindon Day Nursery is a bright, happy day nursery in Westlea, Swindon, close to the M4 and minutes from the town centre. Babies and children from 3 months to 5 years enjoy high quality care delivered by dedicated professionals and hours of fun every day with the superb facilities and resources that make up our stimulating learning environment.
The nursery is divided in to 4 rooms which cater for the individual needs of children along with a lovely sensory bubble room and mirrored dance studio. We have a superb outdoor area where children can play all rear round. With a growing garden and space to run around and ride bicycles and scooters. We offer extra activities like Diddi Dance sessions for the older children. Our location also gives us great access to Lydiard Park where we make regular visits. On site car parking allows for safe drop off and pick up and we also have secure access via an intercom system. The staff use the EYFS to provide fantastic learning opportunities for all the children and their observations and assessments of the children are put onto our online learning system which parents can access to see what their child is doing and how well they are progressing. We provide breakfast, snacks, a two course cooked lunch and a high tea for children and are happy to cater for food allergies, intolerances and religions/cultures. All our children are treated as the wonderful individuals they are and learn that nursery is a happy and fun place to be!
Little Lions & Laughing Lemurs
3 months – Walking age
Our baby and toddler rooms are bright and airy spaces where we follow the routine you use at home. In these peaceful and calm rooms we have a range of toys and sensory experiences. It is a nice space for the toddlers to practice crawling and resources are accessible to the children in both rooms which encourage independent play along with water play, painting and a range of malleable materials. Babies and toddlers access the garden daily, and we cater for all special educational needs and disabilities.
2 – 3 years
The Cheeky Chimps room is a large bright space with direct access to the bubble room, offering sensory play throughout the session and a nappy change and potty training area allowing the children time and space to build confidence as they master this new skill. We have potty training bags to support this transition at home. Water, sand, painting and play dough are readily available, along with a home corner, book and small world area and of course a place to construct their master pieces. Children access the garden daily, and we cater for all special educational needs and disabilities.
3 – 5 years
Our Pre-School room has direct access to our dance studio where children can enjoy music and movement sessions. All children’s learning needs and interests are planned for throughout the week by our dedicated key workers, ensuring your child’s progress through the early year’s foundation stage encouraging their independence, confidence and self-esteem so they are ready to continue their learning adventure at school. A range of activities are available throughout each session such as sand & water, painting and play dough along with a variety of mark making resources to encourage those early writers. Circle time in this room offers opportunities for phonic and maths activities, along with story time and singing. Children access the garden daily, and we cater for all special educational needs and disabilities.
Tigers at Swindon Day Nursery is our new day nursery in Delta Park, West Swindon and we have drawn on our many years of experience in childcare to create an exceptional learning environment for little ones from three months to five years.
The nursery is an engaging, bright space for children to explore. Each age group has a dedicated room with stimulating toys and resources designed to help them learn through play, interact with others and above all, have fun. Messy play with sand, water, clay and paint, a wide range of craft activities, dressing up and role play, building, singing, stories, games and more - all part of the Tigers at Swindon Day Nursery experience. The nursery also has a dance studio/soft play room, a computer room and a sensory room, known as ‘The Bubble Room’ which is a great favourite with many.
Our newly-constructed outdoor play area is totally secure and fitted with a special safety surface. It is full of stimulating toys and resources, giving our children ample opportunity to play and socialise with their friends while enjoying exercise and fresh air. We make the most of our location too, with regular outings to local parks and to the Lydiard Country Park nearby. We also offer tennis lessons at the neighbouring Delta Tennis Centre.
Children’s safety is paramount at Tigers at Swindon Day Nursery. Our security measures and procedures are stringent with access to the nursery and each room or play area strictly controlled and monitored. Care is taken to remove any risks from the nursery environment and a host of safety features have been fitted throughout.
All our staff are highly trained professionals who are encouraged to continue learning and developing their skills. All undergo thorough, regular safeguarding checks and all are qualified first-aiders. Our high staff to child ratios enable our team to really get to know the children and to provide all the attention and support each individual needs. A key worker is assigned to each child and it is their responsibility to monitor and record the child’s development and achievements, to identify any issues that may need special attention and to build a strong relationship with the parents, keeping them informed and involved in their child’s life at nursery.
The Little Lions room is where you will find our babies from three months old. It’s a cheerful, welcoming space with plenty of stimulating toys to develop dexterity and reasoning, lots of loving, individual care and a quiet place to rest. We continue each baby’s home feeding routine to minimise disruption.
Our toddlers enjoy the Laughing Lemurs room - a safe, interactive environment for mobile, inquisitive toddlers where they can start to explore and understand the world around them, try out new things and gain confidence. They learn to share and play together and develop their communication skills.
Two to three year-olds can be found in Cheeky Chimps with new toys and experiences appropriate for their stage of development. They enjoy a balanced mix of child-led play where they choose what they want to do and more structured, adult-led activities including creative work and focussed periods when they learn to listen and concentrate. They gain confidence and start to develop their independence. We also handle toilet training here with no pressure and gentle encouragement.
Clever Crocodiles is the three to five year-olds’ room where we begin to prepare them for the move to school. We help them develop independence, self-care and self-confidence and build on their social and communication skills. We introduce them to phonics and working with numbers giving them a great start when they go to school.
Tigers at Swindon Day Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and each child’s progress and attainment is carefully monitored, recorded and shared with our parents. For more information see the Your Child’s Learning Journey section.
We provide a mid-morning snack, two-course lunch and high tea in the afternoon at Tigers at Swindon Day Nursery. All our meals are freshly-prepared using quality ingredients and we provide a varied and nutritionally balanced menu for healthy growth and development. Children are encouraged but never forced to try new things and do things for themselves. Fresh water is constantly available from water coolers situated throughout the nursery.
We welcome children with special needs or disabilities and have specialised staff on our team to provide appropriate care, including one-to-one care if needed. We ensure each child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential and is included in all the fun at Tigers at Swindon Day Nursery.
We insist on the highest standards of cleanliness throughout the nursery. Toys, equipment, furniture and floors are kept spotless, we have hand sanitisers at the entrance to every area and regular deep cleans. We also instil the importance of personal hygiene in our children from the beginning. Emergency procedures are documented and practised regularly and all our electrical equipment is tested regularly. For more information see our Policies and Procedures section.
We are proud to bring Tigers Day Nurseries’ high standards of childcare and Early Years education to Swindon.
Our latest news
The wellbeing of our staff is just as important as the quality of the childcare we offer. We have lots of initiatives like the 'Appreciation Board' in the staff room where the staff put notes to say thank you to colleagues. The 'Appreciation Mug' is where a staff member fills it with a few surprises…