Tender Years Day Nursery

Tender Years Day Nursery



We have had 2 nominations this month
April in our toddler room and Mrs Barker in our preschool room

please can we nominate April for a employee of the month award. L found the move to toddlers challenging and April has really made a difference to her settling in. April’s warmth and kindness has been brilliant and we really appreciate her work with L.

I’d love to nominate Mrs Barker for an award
She has done a brilliant job leading the pre school this term and the nativity play was delightful. My son was very nervous and shy and she worked really hard to create a costume that he was comfortable wearing and gave him so much support. So proud he was able to be a part of it and stayed on stage. These things aren’t easy and I can tell how much hard work and care has gone in. Not just for the whole production but looking after each child so thoughtfully too. We are so grateful

Well done to you both

They will receive a £10 voucher and certificate

If you would like to nominate a member of staff please email [email protected] or pop a message to me on the famly app
Absolutely ♥️👌🏽 cuddles are always free at TY 😊
Please do not re post the facebook message circulating it is incorrect, most pharmacies will not have facilities to test for strep A 😞 but we absolutely sympathise with how worried parents may be feeling so please take the time to read the attached guidance, remembering that for most it is a mild illness and remember you know your child, so if you are worried your child is unwell get advice from 111 or your GP ♥️

Well despite Mary very nearly ending up as a single mum, all was well and our preschool team pulled off a rather wonderful nativity performance. A super show by some budding super stars of the future 👏🏻
As new children start with us in the new year we will be looking for at least one, maybe two new team members to join our experienced and supportive team 🤔 we can offer you a 3 or 4 day working week with flexibity to change your day off when required, starting your day at 8am and finishing at 5.30pm. We will gladly support the right person to undertake training and qualifications from an early years level 3 upto a BA hons degree level 👌🏽 send your cv to [email protected] or call us to find out more 😊
We need our gutters cleaning please, can anyone do them this week? Front ones are very high so will need an extra long ladder 🪜

I’d like to nominate Sarah F in Tweenies for an award for her amazing care for M since he joined Tweenies room. Sarah took extra care of M whilst he was feeling unwell last week, kept me updated on how he was and I felt comfortable with him being in nursery knowing Sarah was caring for him. He’s really taken to Sarah and a couple of weeks ago when I was watching him play through the window, Sarah walked in the room and his face lit up and he put his arms up for a cuddle 🥰 Thank you Sarah we really appreciate all you do for M

Well done Sarah

If you would like to nominate any staff for anything then please email me on [email protected]

Staff receive a certificate and £10 voucher
Not suitable for the younger ones but if you need some adult time out from the hustle, ideal time out and you get a unique christmas gift 🎄👌🏽
We love what we do, so it was great to receive this recognition🙂

On Monday 14th November we will be going blue for diabetes.

Diabetes has had a very personal impact on me, after loosing a stone and a half during Covid (that I initially put down to stress!) becoming very thirsty and having to keep going to the toilet, even through the night. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. This meant I now needed insulin and had to learn how to inject myself 6 or 7 times a day. For an independent gal like me that was something of a shock and without doubt life changing but I have received the most incredible care and support and have been fortunate to receive a brand new CGM which uses the very latest technology to enable me to continue to live an active and busy life. But diabetes has changed me, it is always there 24/7 and you will never find me without something sugary in my pockets for those very scary hypo's that are now my reality.

So please join me and everyone at nursery to have some fun and raise awareness of living with type 1 insulin dependent diabetes by going blue on Monday 14th November.
If you cant be with you can still post your pics here ....
Do you know we have poppies available (from our local British legion) to purchase at nursery, just ask any staff member or pop into the office 🌺

We are a children's day nursery, opened in May 1990 by Mary Meechan and now ran her eldest daughter, Children's Day Nursery

Operating as usual

Photos from Child Accident Prevention Trust's post 12/07/2023

Photos from Child Accident Prevention Trust's post


Want to play the guitar? 🎸😊


We have switched our phone lines from cable to wi-fi today so please be aware we will only be contactable on a temporary phone number for upto 7 days. The temporary number is 0121 257 9024. Unfortunately our normal number is just ringing out so please don't think we are ignoring you 😉


Looking after our community 😁


If you're registered for benefits-related free school meals 🍽️ in - have you booked your children's holiday activities yet?
🎨🏑16 sessions available for each eligible child during the 😎summer holidays. Find providers in your area and book https://loom.ly/wHomkas



Well done to Michael who has been nominated by the baby team for his amazing support over the last few weeks. Michael covers across all rooms but recently he has spent alot of time within the baby room supporting them as their numbers have increased and they have had a few new starters. one child has taken a shine to michael, and he has been a big support in helping this child settle. He has even been picking up a few makaton signs along the way to support all the young babies.

Well done Michael he will receive a certificate and £10 voucher

If you would like to nominate anyone from nursery please do email me on [email protected]


Useful to know and great to have some local services back at Solihull site 👍

A brand new £1million Urgent Treatment Centre ( ) in opens its doors today (28 June). Based on the site, it will offer local people a new minor illness and injury service on their doorstep.

Patients will benefit from a newly refurbished and spacious area for consultation and treatment for a range of issues including suspected broken bones, sprains, cuts, stomach pains, rashes, minor burns and more. The UTC cannot treat life-threatening emergencies, such as heart attacks and strokes - the public are advised to call 999 or attend their nearest accident and emergency department in these circumstances.

The new facility will be available for adults and children (1-year-old and over) and can be accessed through contacting NHS111 or by walking-in. There will be a mixture of different clinical professionals delivering the service, including emergency nurse practitioners, GPs and advanced nurse practitioners.

After being delivered on time and on budget, with the building work only starting in January 2023, the UTC was officially handed over by Manton Building Contractors on 23 June 2023.

Since then, staff from University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) and Badger Group have turned the UTC into a fully-functioning clinical space, which will treat hundreds of patients every week. It will offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for patients who have urgent care needs bringing a range of clinicians under one roof, meaning more treatments, for more patients, delivered more efficiently.

Jonathan Brotherton, Interim Chief Executive at UHB, said: “Today marks a hugely anticipated return of an urgent care service for Solihull and I’d like to thank all the staff who have made the new Solihull Urgent Treatment Centre a reality.

“It’s a fantastic new space and we hope many patients will benefit from the UTC for years to come. UHB has made a clear commitment to invest in the much-loved Solihull Hospital site, with a number of further exciting initiatives happening, including a state-of-art theatre block which is due for completion Spring 2024.”

Dr Waqar Azmi OBE, Chief Executive of Badger Group, said: “We are delighted to have worked with UHB to provide this much needed service where our doctors and advanced nurse practitioners (ANPs) will be at hand to provide consultation and treatment for non-life-threatening illnesses to all patients in Solihull”

Cllr Karen Grinsell, Deputy Leader of Solihull Council and Lead Member for Wellbeing, Skills and Inclusion, said: “Following the temporary closure of the minor injuries unit during the COVID-19 pandemic, I am extremely pleased to see the opening of this new and improved urgent treatment service in Solihull. Solihull Hospital is a much-valued asset to the people of Solihull and it is fantastic to see the investment that is going into the site now, and planned for the future.”

UHB Charity’s Director of Fundraising, Charlotte Schofield added: “We are proud to work with UHB on this project. Kind donations from local businesses have meant we could go ‘above and beyond’ for the UTC waiting area; creating a relaxing and calming environment for children waiting to be seen.”

* Photo, left to right: Jonathan Brotherton, Chief Executive, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust; Dr Su Dorrian, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust; Councillor Heather Delaney; Councillor Karen Grinsell, Deputy Leader of Solihull Council; The Worshipful the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mrs Diana Holl-Allen; and The Mayor’s Consort, Mr John Courtenay.

Photos from Tender Years Day Nursery's post 28/06/2023

Sorry its a little late 😉 but we just had to share this shot from our Fathers day celebrations, isn't it great!!
Thankyou so much to all the dads, uncles, grandad's and big brothers who came along and joined in our weekly sports session, needless to say your children loved having you join in the fun at nursery 🥰


At Tender Years we do not move single children up rooms based on their age but instead we group our children carefully according to academic year groupings, this means they remain in consistent groups (with children that become firm friends) as they move on through the nursery, it also ensures we maintain familiar staff teams that care for them and ensures we can plan transitions that everyone is prepared for.
We have some very limited vacancies on just a Monday and a Friday, that are available to start in Sept 2023. The spaces are suitable for little ones with birthdays between 20th June 2022 and 31st Aug 2022. Children would begin at TY joining our baby room and then move onto our tweenies room with their cohort in Jan 2024. Please drop us a message or email [email protected] to check if your child is eligible and if so we can arrange for you to visit. 😊

Photos from Tender Years Day Nursery's post 07/06/2023

Today we went litter picking, we stopped and chatted to a lovely lady who came out to say hello and thank us, the children loved her bright red hair and she was a wheelchair user, so it was great for them to meet a real person who was managing a disability, she even sent us a message to say thankyou and said we deserved a high five for our efforts today😀

Learning does not start and end in our classrooms it is everything and anything for our under five's and real experiences out and about in the community compliment the pretend things that we might start teaching about here at nursery ...

If you have community events or things you would like us to support please do get in touch.

We love to sing, we are not too bad at dancing and love nothing better than eating cake. We aren't too good at sitting still just yet though, as we are still only young but we have lots of energy and big smiles that we can bring for free 😀

Talking Rubbish in Solihull

Photos from Tender Years Day Nursery's post 20/05/2023

Rob really does have his work cut out, keeping our carpets clean at nursery. But he is meticulous, trust worthy and reliable in his work. Thankyou Rob for a great service 👌🏽


Our very own Manager, Donna & the pre school team have been nominated to recognise their efforts after a super trip to Wonderland last week.
Our nominee was a parent who says it was a really well organised and planned out trip, staff were so attentive to each child and parent / carer, everyone was included and knew what the plans were next. My little man had the best time alongside his friends the whole day ran smooth from start to finish!
Well done and Thankyou for such an amazing and memorable day.
Did you know Donna started working at TY in May 2000 as an apprentice, so she has been involved in quite a few trips since then, no wonder she's so good at organising them 😉
Donna will receive a certificate and voucher 👏


What a fun filled day we had yesterday, wishing you a great weekend 👑

Early years sector joins call for Ofsted changes 05/05/2023

Early years sector joins call for Ofsted changes

Sounds familiar, time to step up Ofsted 💪

Early years sector joins call for Ofsted changes Inspections are increasingly seen as "something to dread", the Early Years Alliance charity says.


Could anyone loan us a mannequin or similar, for a couple of weeks 🤔 we want it to support our topic on the emperors new clothes 😁


How lucky are we, this is our every day 😊 have a wonderful Easter bank holiday all 🐰🐣


Doodles Pre School

Spaces available from September 👌🏽https://www.facebook.com/preschooldoodles

Doodles Pre School Located in the heart of Dorridge, Doddles offers a community spirit in a fun safe and nurturing environment. Qualified staff dedicated to offer your child the best possible start to their educational journey

Childcare Choices from GOV.UK 30/03/2023

Childcare Choices from GOV.UK

Are you claiming all the help available to you, with your childcare costs, check out this helpful site to be sure.

Childcare Choices from GOV.UK All about Government help with childcare costs, including 15 to 30 hours free childcare, Tax-Free Childcare, tax credits, Universal Credit, vouchers and support while you study


**Parents notice**
We are receiving an increasing number of enquiries every day and unfortunately we just don’t have vacancies for quite some time now, therefore we are not accepting new applications and due to demand from existing families to increase current sessions and enrol younger siblings we have taken the unusual step of closing our waiting list too. We really are very sorry but we just cannot help everyone. Any changes in our circumstances will be communicated on our page over the summer.
You may find this website helpful in your search for alternatives Nurseries in B92 8DD | Find Childcare in B92 8DD www.munchkinpot.co.uk
Finally please do let the family information service know if you are unable to find suitable childcare as the local authority has a role to play in ensuring sufficiency of places and with the recent government announcements regarding funding the situation is only going to get worse for parents. 0800 389 8667 Email [email protected]


Are you raising a 'Dav' 👌🏽😊❤️


Thankyou to all our super supportive parents on Friday despite it being very much a case of unpredictable British weather 🤔🙄


Sept 2023 all the way through until Aug 2024 is very nearly fully booked, with only limited availability remaining so we will be suspending our 'open door show around policy' from the end of March, as we just cant accommodate any more children 🙁 we will still take applications for our waiting list and be in touch should a suitable place arise 🤞You may like to email us for more info at [email protected]

Ten Steps for Healthy Toddlers - Infant & Toddler Forum 06/03/2023

Ten Steps for Healthy Toddlers - Infant & Toddler Forum

We love the 10 steps for healthy toddlers at nursery and I think we can all benefit from a little more vitamin D 🌞 in our lives 👍

Ten Steps for Healthy Toddlers - Infant & Toddler Forum Toddlers need a varied, balanced diet to thrive. The Ten Steps for Healthy Toddlers provides a practical, easy-to-follow guide for all. By following the steps, parents and carers will be giving toddlers a good start in life.


🐥 In the run up to Easter, a friendly reminder that Mini Eggs are the same size as a young child's airway.

🐣 They pose a choking risk for children under the age of 4.

🐰 If you're concerned and have a baby under 12 months, our Family First Aid courses are FREE. Visit the Millie's Trust website for more information / book on a course.

Photos from Tender Years Day Nursery's post 03/03/2023

Did you spot Mary Poppins this week aka our very own Mrs Barker, what a fun filled week it has been ☺️

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Our Story

Welcome ... Tender Years was opened in May 1990 by Mary Meechan and was taken on by their eldest daughter, Lisa Whitehouse in January 2008. We are a professional yet caring, purpose designed private nursery, accommodating up to 12 babies, 18 tweenies, 20 toddlers and 24 pre school children, 74 children in total each day. Our team is made up of well qualified and experienced individuals, that include a Qualified teacher and a number of graduates. We were thrilled to achieve an Outstanding Ofsted grade at our last inspection, reflecting the commitment we make here to supporting you and your child’s earliest years.

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46 Castle Lane

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8am - 5:30pm
Friday 8am - 5:30pm
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