Tanny Crighton: Tanny's Tiny Toes

About Tanny

Soon to be registered 
Calm and relaxing home setting

Captivating garden with different areas for children to explore 

About me

My name is Tanny and I live in our happy home with my husband and our 7 year old son.  My previous work background is in events planning and also aviation. I have been passionate about child development ever since my son was born.  I understand that each child is different in their own unique way and that we are here to help them grow as individuals. Using the EYFS, I ensure the fun learning activities I plan for children are tailored to their individual development needs.  

I am very interested in how children  develop by being encouraged to learn new skills through play, and how early relationships and social interaction help them develop vital skills for life. I am a friendly caregiver with a forever positive mindset. This is reflected in the chilled atmosphere of Tiny Toes. 

7am - 6.30pm
3 children to 1 adult
Joined us in 2020
Hot meals provided
Funded hours


Tanny’s Tiny Toes is located in Redhill/Arnold and has great transport links into the city centre. It is close to two lovely local parks: St Mary’s Park and Arnot Hill Park, our go-to places for local trips.

My house is only a two minute walk away from Richard Bonington Primary School where I offer school drop-offs/pick-up service.


About my home setting

My home setting is a bright, homely environment. I like to promote outdoor learning  with the use natural  toys/resources and real-life experiences to encourage children to ‘have a go’ so they can learn from doing.

My enclosed child-friendly garden has lots of different areas for children to curiously explore including a Dino Den and a mud kitchen. They can even use their imagination with a section of the garden we created for children to use as their very own fairy garden.

Every day we sing nursery rhymes where children can learn to develop their vocabulary, literacy and numeracy. We also have a cosy reading corner where your child can enjoy choosing and looking at range of picture books they love.

As a keen cook, I like children to experience a variety of home-cooked meals from around the world, especially Thailand, which is where I’m from. They can also enjoy cooking and baking with me too.

Following the government Covid guidelines, we have put in place measures to make sure we are Covid aware and safe, while children can still feel relaxed and at home.

  • Regular handwashing
  • Parents and carers will be asked to collect their child from the front door
  • Any toys used throughout the day will be disinfected
  • Staggered pick up/drop off times
  • We will be spending time outdoors as much as possible

A word from @Home Childcare

“Tanny’s Tiny Toes is a warm and inviting home setting that instantly captures the attention of children. It has a sense of well-being where children can be themselves. Tanny has created a cosy and calm environment for children to explore and have fun at their own pace. They may not want leave at the end of the day!”

Services offered

Food offer: home-cooked meals from around the world. Allergies catered for

Examples of activities: sensory play, creative design & arts, cooking, baking and lots of singing

Driver: No, I prefer to walk with children 

Language spoken: English. Happy to care for children with different home languages 

School runs to/from: Richard Bonington 

Tanny's unique features

  • Calm, well-being feeling setting 
  • Gorgeous, safe garden with lots of different areas for little ones to explore 
  • As a keen cook, Tanny provides nutritious home-cooked meals; some with a Thai flavour 
  • Toys and play areas, inside & out, are easily accessible to children
  • An appealing reading corner for children to enjoy
  • Accessible Redhill/Arnold location with parks nearby 

Tanny's Coronavirus Safety Precautions

Following the government’s Covid guidelines, I have put in place the following measures to make sure we are Covid safe, whilst ensuring children still feel relaxed and at home: 

  • Regular hand-washing
  • Parents and carers will be asked to drop off & collect their child from the front door
  • Any toys used throughout the day will be disinfected
  • Staggered pick up/drop off times
  • We spend time outdoors as much as possible

Tanny's inspection reports

Tanny is due to be registered in December 2020. Her first inspection will take place one year after her registration. 

@Home Childcare’s Quality Pledge

Our registered educators provide the very best care and education to children because they are trained to the highest standards and regularly supported to ensure quality continually improves. 

Our quality pledge is our quality guarantee to parents. You can be assured that all of our educators have the following:  

  • Ofsted approved childcare
  • DBS checked
  • References & Ofsted checked
  • Household members, if any, are fully vetted
  • Health approved by a GP
  • Fully insured
  • Paediatric First Aid certified
  • Safeguarding children certified
  • Complies with the mandatory childcare standards
  • Regular outdoor learning for children
  • Safe & clean house regularly risk assessed
  • Appropriate and safe toys/equipment
  • Sufficient space for numbers of children allowed
  • Inspected every year to check quality
  • Regular monitored and supported by specialist inspectors
  • Regularly updates specialist knowledge & skills with on-going training
  • Accepts childcare vouchers, tax-free childcare, student finance etc
  • Transparent invoicing & easy payment methods

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