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Support for the first weeks or months of your newborn baby's life.

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For parents, childcarers and employers

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Emergency Childcare
An award winning service that allows you to track down your nearest nursery or childminder, see what places they have available for today or up to 3 months time and to book those places in advance.

Heaven-sent for those childcare emergencies and school holidays! You can also book an emergency nanny, with up to 2 hours notice.

  Emergency nannies, nurseries & childminders

My Family Care - Corporate Childcare
A range of unique services which help the employer and employee manage what sometimes feels like an impossible juggling act.

If you want to get the most out of your staff - to recruit, retain, engage them and address absenteeism head on - then you need to help them balance their childcare and elder care needs with their work responsibilities. That's where My Family Care comes in.

Key services include: Backup Care, Childcare Search, Parental Leave Project, and Maternity Coaching, delivered via their unique Work+Family Space.

You may want to pass the Shared Parental Leave: HR Resource Pack to your employer.

  My Family Care - Making Work+Family Work

The Learning Factor - Maths & English Tuition
Tinies has brought our care and practical experience together with the world leading educational expertise of Pearson Primary to create The Learning Factor. We offer inspiring Maths and English tuition for children aged 4 -11 years old in convenient locations.

  The Learning Factor - Maths & English Tuition

Nanny Share - Reduce Childcare Costs
Parents with similar childcare needs can meet / find each other. If you want a nanny but cannot afford one the chances are there is another similar family not too far away who would love to share the childcare with you.

  Share a nanny with a nearby family

School Holiday Cover
An employee benefit from the award winning team behind Emergency Childcare. With exclusive access only provided by your employer, parents can book local summer camps, day camps or holiday clubs from a wide range of UK summer camp providers. Ask your employer for access!

  School holiday cover at summer camps/clubs

Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)
REC is the trade body that supports and represents the recruitment industry. REC's Mission is to be recognised as the informed choice of the recruitment community, influencing government and business today for the benefit of Members and the future employment market.

  Recruitment and Employment Confederation

Regulations Matters Campaign
Tinies Childcare support the Regulations Matters campaign because we believe that the safeguarding of children is paramount.  We must do all that we can to raise the status of a childcarer in the UK to that of a highly valued professional.  It is Tinies' own aim to inspire more people to pursue a career in childcare and to lobby the government so that all nanny professionals working in the Early Years sector operate in a registered and regulated industry, similar to other childcare professionals in the sector.

   Regulation Matters Logo

The Good Nanny Agency Guide
Nanny Nanny believes that parents should ideally use a nanny agency to find the best nanny for their children - and to do nanny DBS (formerly CRB) and identity checks, nanny first aid courses. Nanny agencies are listed by region and are based on the strict professional code of practice standards set out by The Good Nanny Agency Guide. Tinies nanny agencies are recommended by The Good Nanny Agency Guide.

  The Good Nanny Agency Guide

Capability Jane
Capability Jane is a specialist recruitment business that focuses on sourcing talented executives seeking £40,000+ part-time, flexible or job share roles in the UK. They work closely with employers and candidates to make the transition back into employment after having families smoother and more enjoyable for everyone - without expecting anyone to compromise on quality or compensation. Visit their website to register for job opportunities or for further information.

  Capability Jane

Government & Charity Sites 

Daycare Trust
The Daycare Trust is the leading charity, campaigning for affordable childcare for all. And is also the charity that Tinies supports.

Direct Gov - Childcare
National directory of childcare and family services provides information on services and support available at every stage in a child's life.

Inland Revenue
Working parent Tax Credits and lots of other information. Make sure you are not missing out.

Ofsted
Ofsted is the governing and regulatory body for all nurseries and childminders in the UK.

Childcare Vouchers 

Edenred Childcare Vouchers
The childcare voucher scheme that's easier for everyone. Making life/work better.

Busy Bees Benefits
We have a team of staff dedicated to the administration, management and development of Childcare Vouchers. 25 years devoted to childcare.

Early Years Vouchers - Making Childcare Affordable
Helpful website providing information and benefits of childcare vouchers to employers, carers, nurseries and working parents. Tax childcare voucher schemes are provided by employers to help with employees' childcare costs, by saving money on tax and national insurance. It allows parents to use vouchers in any form of childcare which can include child care minder vouchers, nursery voucher schemes, after school clubs, nannies and holiday clubs.

HM Revenue & Customs
Information and guidance about tax and NICs exemptions on childcare or childcare vouchers.

Shopping 

Baby List
Babylist is a unique advisory and supply service. They help new parents to source and select the right equipment for their new born babies finding what is the safest and most suitable for them.

Early Learning Centres
The familiar name on the high street and the website brings their special offers and great products into your home supplying a wide range of toys directly to your door.

Ethical Babe
Offers Organic, Natural & Fairtrade products for Babies & Children.

Ewe Design
Offers a range of hand-made baby stationery including birth announcements, christening/naming day invitations and thank-you notelets.

Just Dresses
Baby, toddler and girls' clothes online shop specialising in dresses, cardigans and their accessories.

Labels 4 Kids
The site specialises in name labels and name tapes. Great labels for children big and small. Allergy labels, personalised gym bags, bag tags, and stickers. Everything you could need for starting school, day care nursery, or camp.

Mamas & Papas
They understand that preparing for your new baby is not only exciting but also very time consuming. So, in order to help parents as much as possible their full collection is online.

Mini Boden
The well known mail order business and their great catalogue for children of all ages. The website is good too and will give you pictures and update tracking of your order.

Motivating Mum
Support and advice for mums in business including mentoring with established businessmums, information on funding and awards, articles and features and a forum for networking and sharing ideas.

Natural Mat
At The Natural Mat Company our mission is to provide your baby with the best and safest sleeping environment, naturally.

The Naughty Seat
Offers a range of positive parenting and children's behaviour products including reward charts, star charts, behaviour charts and time out aids. Search their products and order online.

Rain-shine
Rain-shine provides quality waterproof clothing and swimwear to parents, nurseries, schools and groups, allowing children the freedom to play outside, come Rain or Shine.

Other Useful Sites for Parents

Baby Sensory
Baby Sensory classes provide hundreds of simple activities designed to stimulate the senses and help with your baby's development.

BBC Kids
Fun learning resources for school and at home. The BBC on line site gives you ideas for activities with your children centered around their favorite BBC characters. Aimed at varying ages and always with education and personal development in mind.

Child Development
GreatDad provides Pregnancy Tips and Advice for Expectant Dads. The website also provides Parenting Information for New Dads, Single Dads, and Stay-at-Home Dads.

Everywomen
Everywomen is the UK's premier community site for women offering impartial information and advice, expert opinions, resources and services to women.

Find-A-School-UK - Independent Schools
Find-a-School.co.uk enables parents to locate independent schools in the UK that are most suitable for their children. You can search by County or Post Code and then refine the search further by type, gender and day or boarding schools.

Hints and Things
A site to share all those little pearls of wisdom that used to be passed from generation to generation... including information on everyday problems like stain removal, recipes, puzzles, motoring, parenting, music, games, health and beauty.

Jo Jingles
The UK's largest provider of fun music, singing & movement classes for pre-school children aged 6 months - 5 years.

Jobs 4 Mothers
Offers flexible employment for mothers across the country.

Kidz Craft
Kids craft kits for children's craft parties and craft activities. A creative and fun birthday party idea. Kids love to create things. Kidz Craft have an excellent choice of craft party kits.

Mango Single Parent Holidays
Mango Holidays are designed exclusively for single parent families. All the holidays are fully escorted by a Mango co-ordinator. Mango offers holidays in the UK and overseas, something for every interest and every budget.

Mark Warner
Voted Daily Telegraph's best Ski Company and providing the ideal family holidays in the Alps or in the summer in the Med. Mark Warner is perhaps best known for its extensive childcare facilities which provide a safe environment for children to play, learn and make friends leaving their parents free to enjoy their holiday.

Millennium Au Pairs
An agency that places au pairs with host families in the London area & the rest of the UK.

Morton Michel
Insuring childcare providers since 1964.

Tumble Tots
Learning through play, Tumble Tots builds confidence that lasts a lifetime. The leading active physical play centre encourages children to develop physical agility, balance and co-ordination through structured play.

The Tutor Website
Aims to provide free access to a list of tutors in the UK through our tutor directory. We also provide practical advice to students, parents and tutors on private tuition, principally focusing on secondary education tuition.

What's On 4 Little Ones
A national online directory of activities for babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

Directory Sites 

Beaming Baby
Organic & natural living for your baby. Find information on their green products, including organic skincare baby wipes and biodegradable nappies.

StartPage UK
StartPage UK Free Link Directory.

Thomson Local
Search for businesses and services throughout the UK at the Thomson web site, with local information like weather, entertainment listings and ideas of places to visit.

Yellow Pages
This is Yellow pages online. You can search for services and companies in your area and is as detailed as you need it to be. Of course you will find Tinies listed.

 

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I was SO impressed from the time I visited the Tinies Kids Clubs site without the children. My little ones were very nervous, but from the time I left them they thrived. What a brilliant day they had and they asked if they could go again today. Tinies are absolutley fantastic; they are welcoming and are very attentive to the children. I will definitely be using you again.I love the structure, activities and the children really loved every minute.
Jacqueline, Hertfordshire, Holiday Club