How Sticky Fingers has grown
A message from Paula, the proprietor of Sticky Fingers Tiny School Ltd.
Where it all beganI left school knowing I wanted to work with children and in July 1994 I qualified as a Nursery Nurse. With this qualification I began working in the private day nursery sector. After my first child was born, I was encouraged to establish a childcare capability and extended that as a childminding service to other families. It was successful, and Ofsted graded it as OUTSTANDING. After sixteen years, an opportunity arose for me to expand our service in Stockton On the Forest. With the wonderful out and indoor facilities it was an opportunity not to be missed. I would like the opportunity to share my knowledge and experiences with new and existing families and we can continue the Sticky Fingers Journey together.
At Sticky Fingers we strive to provide opportunities which allow children to be curious about the world they live in. It is essential that children feel happy and safe. That they can express themselves and their show their unique personalities as they grow. It is our role to create and adapt their environments to ensure this happens and maximise their learning opportunities.
Nursery Hours and Fees
Monday to Friday; 08:00 to 18:00
We close for statutory bank holidays and approximately one week over the Christmas period.
For Fees and further information please contact us.
- We offer 15-30 hours government funding for eligible two, three and four year olds.
- We accept childcare vouchers.
At Sticky Fingers we strive to promote the British Values to ensure each child feels unique and loved for being who they are.
We believe we have many positive values which make our nursery so special. Some of these include:
- We are kind, caring and loving.
- We have excellent outdoor facilities and activities we can offer.
- We have a lovely setting creating a safe and stimulating environment.
- We believe in learning through play and curiosity.
- We make every child feel special and welcome.
- We love working with the families of our children.
- We have fantastic links with our local school.
Meals and snacks
Milk feeds and weaning: We will talk to you about your routines and work together to support weaning.
Breakfast: Cereal, toast and a drink
Mid-morning snack: a selection of fresh fruit and or vegetables and savoury crackers.
We are part of the Cool Milk scheme which provides free milk to children. Children can have a fresh drink of milk every day.
Lunch: Is fresh and nutritious consisting of two courses. During term time this is made at a local school and brought to Sticky Fingers by the school cook. At other times we cook the food in our onsite kitchen, using some of the produce grown in our allotment.
Tea: A variety of teatime refreshments eg: crumpets, beans on toast or a sandwich, with vegetables, fruit or a yoghurt (menus available).
Our meals, snacks and some activities contain allergens. If your child has allergies or intolerances, please let us know and we will work with you to cater for them.