Day Nursery & Pre-school Provision in Coventry
Meet the team
I am Anna Biddlestone, and I joined Tommies Childcare originally as Nursery Manager at The Old School Day Nursery, before moving to Arbury Day Nursery in 2018, and since April 2021 I have been based here at Flutterbies. I have almost 20 years’ experience working in childcare, where I originally set out as a childminder when my own children were young. When they started primary school, I began working in a local nursery before heading on to work for a Local Authority, where I then managed an Outstanding graded Children’s Centre.
My degree in Early Years Education Studies has enabled me to challenge my own thinking about how children learn and develop. I recognise the need for children to have opportunities to explore a diverse and stimulating environment where adults can challenge and support their learning.
We have a highly qualified and experienced staff team here at Flutterbies, which combined with our parent partnerships, enables us to help children meet their full potential.
Perhaps you’d like to visit Flutterbies to see it for yourself? Please request a visit and I look forward to talking to you soon.
My name is Charlotte Thrower-Menzies and I joined Flutterbies as the Deputy Manager in September 2019, but I have worked with children for more than 8 years.
I have had experience working in different nursery settings and a primary school with reception and Year 1 children.
I have previously worked for ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted-graded nurseries and want to bring my experience and passion to Flutterbies.
I believe that children are the future and want all who I work with to thrive and have the best early years experiences, as these will be in their memories forever. To know that I have been a part of the start of a child’s journey in life fills me with joy and makes me proud.
Flutterbies is supported by a team of 12 Nursery Practitioners who are all passionate about working with children in the early years sector. All staff have Paediatric First Aid Training and receive regular and ongoing training through a variety of internal and external professional development opportunities.
Our commitment guarantees that our employees are the best of the best, recruiting those who have a desire to make a difference to children and are passionate about the early years as a career choice.
In the 2017 Ofsted inspection report it was noted that, “Relationships between staff and children are strong. Staff promote children’s self-esteem through acknowledging and praising positive behaviour. Children behave well and play cooperatively.”
This is supported by a consistent and familiar staff team who have length of service on their side including Nicci Porter who has been part of our Tommies family since 2002. Nicci leads the Pre-school Room and has been instrumental in so many children’s lives during her time with Tommies.
Nursery Manager, Angela Brady, received the Tommies Childcare ‘Outstanding Contribution’ Award at our 2019 company awards ceremony, for her passion and commitment to the nursey and the company as a whole.
The rest of the team at Flutterbies have won several company awards over the years:
- Innovative Environments Award (2019): Garden Area
- Newcomer of the Year (2019): Dawn-Bradley Jones
- Outstanding Contribution Award (2019): Angela Brady
- Deputy Manager of the Year (2018): Angela Brady
- Innovative Environments Award (2018): Pre-school Room
- Newcomer of the Year (2018): Kayleigh Ballard)
Based at the setting is our cook Dawn Bradley-Jones who cooks all of the nursery meals on site. Dawn is extremely committed to working with parents and will personally meet with those parents of children who may have certain allergies or requirements. This helps ease parents, where they may have been anxious about the nurseries ability to cater for their child’s dietary requirements.
There is no doubt that in choosing Flutterbies for your child you will be supported and advised by a friendly and knowledgeable staff team, who genuinely care about the children in their care.
Book a Video Consultation
We recommend you visit Flutterbies to explore the nursery, meet the staff team, and learn all about our approach to early years care and education. While we are unable to have visitors to our nursery at the moment due to the coronavirus outbreak, our video consultation will allow you to speak with the nursery manager and hear out more about what our nursery offers.