a tiney home nursery provider

Established since December 2016

A fabulous and spacious setting 15 minutes walk from East Croydon train station which is perfect for families looking for a stimulating and homely childcare service.

Zi Kittoe

Croydon, Greater London

2 years experience

Max. No of children


Hours of Business

8am - 6pm

Ages catered for

6 months to 12 years



Open all year

Zi’s setting has a strong ethos around ensuring children feel at home, she has a strong focus on the educational development of the children in her care and her love for them shines through in all her interactions with them.

Jo Lee

tiney Community Manager

About Zi

I cater to children of varying ages and I encourage them to interact with each other especially at meal times when they all sit together for fresh home cooked meals around my large dining table. Children who attend my tiney home nursery are provided with a wide range or learning and fun activities; including sensory treasure trails, arts & crafts and baking.

Trusted by

Unique highlights

Fresh, home cooked meals

Special diets catered for.

Offers school drop off & pick ups

Available from Winterbourne Primary, Ark Oval Primary, Toggles pre-school, Once upon A Time pre -school and Mayday Co-Op pre-school.

Offers some sign language communication

SEN trained childminder with CACHE Level 3 child minding course and an NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification: Regularly attends in house training and E learning courses to keep up to date with EYFS changes and laws.

Supports potty training

Zi will follow family or other setting processes for consistency.

Our guarantees

  • Ofsted registered

  • A mix of adult led and independant activities available

  • DBS checked

  • Paediatric First Aid trained provider

  • Well-ventilated rooms with comfortable temperatures

  • Designated keyworker for every child

  • Clean, bright designated play area

  • Supports child during potty training

  • Play equipment is clean and safe to use

  • Non-smoking home

  • Monitored staff to child ratio

  • Smoke alarms installed and working

  • Super simple payments and statements

  • Two year old progress checks

  • Safe, secure, GDPR compliant messaging

  • Access to rich library of material

  • Comprehensive insurances

  • Daily outdoor play

Other benefits

Trips out - Horniman Museum, Ashburton Park, Tunstall Nursery school and the library

Supports breast feeding mums

Pet free, non smoking home

Meals and healthy snacks included

As a former Primary School Teaching Assistant Zi brings a wealth of educational experience to her tiney home nursery.

Zi’s tiney home nursery is arranged across the ground floor of her home, the main room is fully equipped and leads onto an enclosed private garden. There is a beautifully laid out library room which all of the children are strongly encouraged to use and offers them a place of quiet sanctuary if needed.

Zi places the utmost importance on continuous two way communication between herself and the families of the children in her care, she will always make time for 1:1 conversations with families as required.

At Zi's tiney home nursery, your child will enjoy a range of activities that are tailored to their specific needs.

They are inspired by termly themes designed to engage and inspire young minds. Alongside these adult-led activities, your child will learn to play independently and with other children at the setting. Your child's progress will be shared with you and any other setting your child regularly attends to ensure no aspect of the curriculum is overlooked.


How we select our childcare providers

We discover established exceptional providers

We send a member of the tiney community team to visit in person

We interview the provider about their ethos and approach

We ensure the setting is up to scratch and consistent with our tiney guarantees

We work together to deliver a great ongoing tiney home nursery experience

tiney is on a mission to reinvent at home childcare and unlock the potential of every child.

For parents, this means easy access to childcare options that fit around busy modern lives. For children, it means participating in a vibrant community with thoughtful early years education drawing not only on the EYFS guidance but blending best practice from around the world. For providers, this means allowing them to focus on the children in their care, relieving the burden of running a small business.

tiney is a pre-registered B-Corp based in the UK.

© 2019 Tiney Limited, 25 Horsell Road, London, N5 1XL, UK