THE OLD SCHOOL
Day Nursery & Pre-school Provision in Astley, Nuneaton
Meet the team
My name is Tej Bhatt, and I have recently started my journey with Tommies Childcare as the Nursery Manager here at The Old School Day Nursery.
My passion and motivation to provide the best start for children and families started when I became a mother to my lovely sons. During my 17+ year career in the nursery world, I have had the opportunity to develop my understanding of what outstanding childcare looks like, particularly after earning my Early Years degree.
I have supported my teams in delivering a high standard of care, and was delighted to learn that Tommies Childcare shares the same values as I. I am delighted to be joining a dedicated team and look forward to continuing to build upon the nursery environment at The Old School, which enables your child’s learning and development.
I look forward to meeting you (the parents) and your little ones at the start and throughout your early years journey with us. With that in mind, please arrange your visit today.
My name is Hayley! My journey in childcare started nearly 13 years ago when I received my Level 3 qualification in Childcare. I have since gained experience working first hand with children and their families, providing wholehearted care and support. I have gained this experience and knowledge by working in a variety of nurseries, including an Ofsted “Outstanding” nursery.
I joined Tommies Childcare in September 2019 as the Third in Charge, where I worked alongside the management team to provide a safe and stimulating environment for the children here at The Old School Day Nursery. In April 2021, I was given an amazing opportunity and became the Deputy Manager here at The Old School.
I have always had a passion for working with children and feel a real sense of pride and achievement as I see the children grow, learn and develop during their time with us. My particular interest is learning through messy play. Messy play provides a good base for communication between the children and encourages the building of friendships. I enjoy getting my hands messy and strongly believe that if you’re messy it means you’ve had fun!
I’m looking forward to sharing and implementing my knowledge and experience here at The Old School. We’re always happy to show parents our nursery, so if you’d like to pop by, please arrange a visit.
The Old School is the smallest nursery within our Tommies Childcare group. In what the nursery lacks in size, it more than makes up for through the huge amount of character in the setting.
The setting is supported by 10 staff who are all passionate about working with children in the early years. All of our employees 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 2017 the setting was inspected by Ofsted, and it was recognised that, “Children are developing the skills they need for their future learning. They enjoy investigating and exploring the natural world and how and why things happen.”
This is supported by the natural and open-ended environments that have been created for children at the setting. Staff show confidence in being able to use their environments not only to support but extend children’s learning.
In 2018, the nursery received the Nursery of the Year award at the annual Tommies Childcare Awards Ceremony. This award was given for the hard work and dedication of the management and staff team in providing a fantastic early years provision for the children in their care.
The staff team at The Old School have been instrumental in supporting Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where they have raised over £2,000.
Book a Visit
If you want to find out more about The Old School, then book your visit today. Our team would be delighted to meet and explore our pre-school with you.