Meet the team

Michelle Wolstenholme –
Co Owner and Manager

I’ve run a very successful childminding business from my home in Coventry for the last ten years. Having studied ‘early years education’ both at school and college, it was after having my first son, that pushed me to start my own business.

After house renovations, my house was reclassified as a nursery setting in 2016, but the dream has always been to own and manage a nursery; doing a job I love but on a bigger scale. Having 5 children of my own (and a dog!) my husband and I decided it was time to make our house a home again, and so, Tiddlers was born!

You’ll hear myself and the staff talk a lot about the ‘Curiosity Approach’ as a method of a child’s learning and development. This is an accreditation we are currently working towards at Tiddlers. As adults, we can be guilty of looking for a ‘finished product’ in a toy or learning resource. The curiosity approach is about nurturing a child’s vision so that items that serve no specific purpose, or no longer serve their original purpose can be turned into anything that you imagine or create them to be! Why can’t an old welly be turned into a plant pot, or an old tyre into a table? ! The team and I are passionate about this approach to learning and the children love it too.

I love my job; I love seeing children grow and develop into confident young little people, seeing their personalities blossom, and confidence shine. I look forward to welcoming you into our world!

Curiously yours

Michelle

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Tara Matthews –
Special Education Needs Co-Ordinator
Assistant Manager

I have worked in childcare and education for over 15 years. I have predominantly worked in Early Years, particularly with SEND.
I am very passionate about building parent partnerships, and I believe in creating an inclusive environment for all. I am committed to ensuring that together we meet every child’s needs so that they are supported in reaching their full potential.
Contact me directly at sendco@tiddlers-nursery.co.uk.

Tara

Tiddlers

Lauren

Room Leader, on maternity leave

Leah

Level 2 working to L3

Amy

Room Leader

Zoe

Level 2 Practitioner

Ed

Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

Sheree

Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

Coral

Marie

Room Leader

Katie

Level 2

Molly

Room Leader

Lily

Nursery Assistant

Emma

Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

Aquarium

Millie

Room Leader

Natalie

Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

Kayley

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

Claire

Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

Megan

Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

Katie

Early Years Assistant

Liz

Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

Kieran

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

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