TW Kids is a unique childcare setting in Tunbridge Wells, graded "OUTSTANDING" by OFSTED.
"The childminder's uncompromising dedication to providing excellent care and teaching is inspirational "
Set up by myself , Suzanne an OFSTED registered childminder, registered since 2007 and based in Tunbridge Wells.
Our Ethos is :
"We aim to give Every Child the best start in their Early Years...."
" We give them what they need today to set them up with every
chance of success tomorrow "
My team now extends to four key workers who have come from a variety of childcare background's such as Nursery practitioners and Childminders . Together we offer a wealth of experience and are very focused on high quality teaching in the Early Years. We like to take advantage of being able to visit the local parks and places of interest to support your child's learning and development. Fun activities/ sensory experiences are planned and tailored to your child's interests. We enjoy circle sing time, Imaginary play, story time and lots more.. We offer our children the same social interaction of similar aged children you would find in a small nursery to help develop Personal, Social and Emotional skills.
The main difference is the lower adult/child ratios we work to in childminding compared with a nursery environment which allow us to provide a much higher standard of quality childcare and importantly that "one to one " attention
Our facilities include a garage converted to our "Toy Store" plus a large, level and secure back garden so we can provide plenty of fun learning activities both indoors and out for all ages. We have several cars, perfect for outings to parks, play areas play centers and local places of interest to broaden our learning
We are based in Sandhurst Park, TN2, Just a short walk to High Brooms station, ideal if you need to commute. There is always plenty of parking front of house for easy drop offs and pick ups.
We have beautiful, docile and affectionate Persian cats who love being petted by the children who come here.
We are a Provider of Free Early Education for two, three year and four year olds
With regards to my personal background, I was educated at Tonbridge Girls Grammar School and have had previous careers in Sales.
*Please note we do not offer half day sessions as this potentially takes away a whole day that could be offered to another family.
Our minimum contract is three days per week (24 hours per week)
We no longer provide school wrap around care.
OFSTED registered since 2007, OFSTED graded - "OUTSTANDING" Most recent inspection November 2018. " The childminder's uncompromising dedication to providing excellent care and teaching is inspirational. She is highly reflective and successful at evaluating her own practice. She actively seeks the views of her assistants, children, and their parents to continually improve her excellent teaching and enhance the environment." OSFTED 23/11/18
Eligible Provider of Free Early Years childcare entitlement for 2, 3 & 4 year old's
Fully CRB Checked
Paediatric First Aid Trained
Diploma in Introduction to Childcare Practice
OFSTED registered since 2007, OFSTED graded -"OUTSTANDING"
Eligible Provider of Free Early Years childcare entitlement for 2, 3 & 4 yr olds
Fully CRB Checked
Paediatric First Aid Trained
Diploma in Homebased Childcare Practice
Mondays through to Thursday 7.30am until 17.00 Fridays 07.30-15.00
*All After school pick ups are currently taken
|Last Updated: 25/05/2022|
- Childminding from £7.50 per hour
My Local Schools
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My Ofsted Inspections
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 14/09/2021)
- UK Passport (added 12/06/2020)
- DBS Check (added 12/06/2020)
- Inspection Report (added 12/08/2019)
Below are the latest reviews for TW Kids _OUTSTANDING. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.
My 2 year old son has been at TW Kids for the past 8 months, and over that time I’ve seen his confidence continue to grow and his development has come on leaps and bounds. Suzanne’s team are all incredibly caring and communicative - you are always kept up to date on what they’ve been doing in the day, usually with some sort of arts and crafts and often with a trip to the local park. Suzanne’s set up is incredible, with the outdoor space a real highlight for the children in the warmer months. I would absolutely recommend this childcare setting to anyone.
Our son is really happy at TW Kids and gets on really well with Suzanne and all of the staff there who really care about the children and have a passion for what they do. It is a very caring and nurturing setting and we have seen our son's confidence grow considerably since he's been going there. They do lots of educational arts and crafts, have trips out to the local parks, farms etc, and have lots of free play time with the many toys. Suzanne has a lovely garden and gets out the paddling pool and mini bouncy castle in the summer months which our son loves. We would highly recommend TW Kids.
Home from home is probably the best description for this loving and nurturing setting. Our daughter and son have both flourished and improved their communication skills. It seems like everyday there has been a new activity or craft to show us and new memory to share. Both have been quick to make friends too. Receiving an everyday update with photos has been lovely too so I know what they are getting up to while I am at work. Could not recommend more highly.
My son started a while ago abs was really hard work to settle tw kids worked with me abs him so that we was both comfortable with the transfer back to work and that my son was happy in his new child care
My son now loves childcare abs can’t wait to get there. The staff are all amazing and I highly recommend tw kids.
The home is set up perfect for all ages of children and the garden is amazing.
The children are often taken on trips out or down to the local park.
My daughter joined Susanne in November, 2020. We originally planned to stay for a month only(pandemic, furlough etc) as an introduction to social life for my little one before she moves on to a big nursery. During the uncertain pandemic times Susanne has been very flexible and understanding with our ever changing needs of childcare. Sofi settled sooo well and always was happy to go to "Susu's". During our stay at TWKids, Sofi has learned so much and was always looked after. We live in Bells Yew Green, around 15 min drive each way to the TWKids, which for us is a bit of a downside, although having looked through numerous childminders and nurseries I decided for Sofi to join Susanne's setting, as it is always spotless clean(one of my most important criterias), staff is very warm and welcoming.
Currently I have reconsidered my decision to join a big nursery and planning to return to TWKIDS once the lockdown issues are resolved.
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