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Tiddlywinks Pre-School

About Tiddlywinks
We are a private pre-school, located in Leyland Methodist School, and provide for 2 – 4 year olds in and around the Leyland area. We are a member of the Early Years Alliance, a national charity committed to quality in Early Years Education.

Tiddlywinks is registered with and inspected by Ofsted and provides ‘GOOD’ quality education in accordance with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2021).  The setting is overseen by the owner, Mrs Gill Conway, a qualified early years teacher and Early Year Professional. The day-to-day running of Tiddlywinks is carried out by the manager, Miss Gillian Tyrer and supported by suitably qualified early years staff. We also encourage the help of volunteer workers and parents and provide placements for students following appropriate courses. 
We have completed the ‘Lancashire Quality Award’ following a number of years of intensive work to ensure quality across all areas of our provision.  


Tiddlywinks works closely with Leyland Methodist Schools and follow the same term time holiday pattern. We accept children in September, January and April and are open Monday to Friday from 9.00am till 3.00pm.


All children are funded for 15 hours each week from the term following their 3rd birthday. There is also funding available for an additional 15 hours each week for 3 year olds of working parents.

Funding is also available for children of working parents from the term following their 2nd birthday and for some other 2 years olds dependant on family circumstances.

Links for funding are available on our website and support will be available from staff at the setting if needed.


Tiddlywinks website:         

Contact details:                            Please ring or email Miss Tyrer on

01772 446519                      


Mission Statement

At Tiddlywinks we believe that young children learn best in full partnership with their carers and the community and in a structured, non-threatening environment which is interesting, exciting and stimulating. Staff are responsive to the individual needs of each child and committed to helping children to learn through exploration and first hand, well-structured play experiences. Children are encouraged to become independent in skills, their thinking and in the choices they make.

We intend that children will leave Tiddlywinks confident, successful learners, happy in who they are and eager to continue their learning as they grow and move on, having a sensitivity and concern for the needs of those around them and the wider world.


Aims and Objectives

To help us achieve our goals we will;

  • work in partnerships with parents and carers and others in the community
  • ensure all children and families are valued and individual difference celebrated
  • develop links with other settings children attend to ensure effective transitions and working relationships
  • provide a safe, happy, caring environment in which children feel valued and confident and where they can develop a sense of achievement in their learning  
  • provide a range of resources and activities which take account of individual children’s interests and developing physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs and abilities
  • develop close links with schools to ease the transition into reception classes
  • provide experienced and well qualified staff who are committed to continuing professional development and quality improvements
  • offer the opportunity for our children to take part in, and experience outdoor learning in our well -equipped garden areas and school’s outdoor classroom.

Tiddlywinks Mission Statement and its Aims and Objectives are agreed and reviewed annually between Mrs. Conway and staff as part of our commitment to quality and continual development and improvement.  

Our Ethos and Values Statement

Within God’s love for everyone, Our school family is committed to serve by:

- celebrating everyone’s unique God-given talents;

- giving the best of ourselves for all the world;

- doing all the good we can together.

  • Love
  • Serve
  • Celebrate
  • Together