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About Tiddlers...

Everyone at Tiddlers is committed to improving the quality of the nursery at all times.  We believe in evaluating our everyday practice and looking at how we can achieve even more.


Staff and managers self-evaluate their own work and ask children and parents to tell them what works well.


"How was your day at Tiddlers?"


'You have been so accommodating, kind, understanding....the list could go on....we really do appreciate everything that you have all done for us as a family '

Tiddlers Day Nursery opened in March 1997 and has been at the centre of Early Years care in Saltford since then. Set in a converted bungalow on the main A4 between Bristol and Bath.


Tiddlers is owned by Sally Turner, who has three daughters of her own who all attended Tiddlers and have now moved on to Saltford Primary School and Wells way Secondary School. Sally has qualified with a level three NVQ  in child care.


Marie Smith is the Manager for Tiddlers nursery and pre-school, she has been working within Tiddlers since March 1997 when Tiddlers opened, she has three daughters who have all attended Tiddlers before starting school. Marie and Sally work closely along with the deputy’s maintaining our vision and ethos runs through the setting keeping policies and procedures followed and updated. Quality practice is maintained through regular reflections resulting in actions and development plans.


Marie’s passion is with early years and enjoys hands on approach to child care, she has progressed continuing her professional development gaining an early year’s foundation degree and continually updating relevant training to her post, such as first aid, food hygiene, child protection, equality and attending manager’s courses.

We cater for babies and Toddlers at our Bath Road site and pre-school children at the new purpose built setting at Saltford Primary School. All staff has early year's qualifications and regularly update these to keep their knowledge fresh and with the most modern thinking in child care at their fingertips. We are a very friendly, happy nursery and pre-school and are proud of the service and care that we provide.


Each room is equipped with its own age related equipment and resources to ensure the environment your child plays in meets all their needs. We believe strongly in working with parents and carers of all the children who attend our nursery and pre-school and welcome all your comments and suggestions.


Tiddlers aim to meet the emotional & social needs of the children and to offer appropriate care & stimulation, to prepare them for early year’s curriculum. The equipment, activities & routines have been selected to give the best possible care, & encourage all areas of development in all children.