Welcome Tiptoes Pre-School

Here, at Tiptoes Pre-School, we understand that every child deserves the best

possible start in life and support to reach their full potential. A secure, safe and happy environment is important in its own right, and it can provide the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents.

The Curriculum follows the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage), which is the exact same guidance as school. The Knowledge, skills and understanding are covered by three prime areas;

1. Personal, social and emotional development;

2. Communication and language, and

3. Physical development.

There are also four specific areas:



Understanding the world, and

Expressive art and design.

All these areas are delivered through planned, purposeful play, with a balance of adult-led and child initiated activities. Each child’s individual development is moni-tored and their progress recorded in their Individual Learning Journeys.

Phonic Sessions

The children at Tiptoes pre-school learn through jolly phonics and letters and sounds. This is done daily through action, song and games. There is copy of the phonics on the pre-school wall for you to take home and do with your child. The children concen-trate on one letter sound a week, we ask if you can help your child find different ob-jects that begin with the sound of the week to share with the other children and to help them gain a wider understanding of the sounds. We also follow the Letters and sounds document, this is a principle and practice of high quality phonics and is a six phase teaching programme. The children start with phase 1 and work into phase 2 this will then continue when they start school.

Number Sessions

We aim to help children recognise numbers, begin calculating and understand some form of shape, space and measures before they start school, this is done in a variety of ways by exposing the children to numbers in the environment. Flash cards and planned games are used on a one-to-one basis or in groups. The children spend time singing through numbers and acting out number rhymes.


We have embraced technology with our pre-school interactive whiteboard. We use this for a variety of activities to help the children develop in literacy, mark making, numbers and much more. The children also have other ICT equipment to help them learn and develop such as cameras and the Bee-Bot the robot, which helps them with coordination and control using different direction buttons.

Multi-cultural activities

These help the children gain knowledge of the world. The children will learn about the different festivals e.g. Diwali, Eid, Hanukkah, Christmas, Chinese New Year. Multicultural activities are covered in depth by trying different foods, dressing up in different clothes and doing lots of

Outdoor Activities

The pre-school garden has large climbing facilities and big tricycles for the children to develop their physical skills. The children have risks to take in this area, which also increases their independence. They spend a lot more time gardening throughout the full year and during specific times growing their own fruit and vegetables to eat at meal times. Pre-school children often go out of the setting for walks by the river during their outdoor play time.

Transition to School

At Tiptoes Pre-school we always make strong links with schools to ensure you get the best for your child. If your child attends dual settings we will use a diary to communicate what we are trying to achieve with your child and what we have currently been learning about each day. This then continues weekly, back and forth to each setting.

Once your child is nearing the start of school the teacher will often come and see them at Tiptoes Pre-school. Visits are arranged to schools that do not operate in this way, to discuss your child’s interests and development. We send your child’s learning journey on to school with transition information written at the front, this gives your child’s class teachers time to look at learning throughout their time at Tiptoes. We also en-courage schools to have children from Tiptoes Pre-school in the same class, so they have some familiar faces in their first days at school.


Tiptoes Waterside Nursery enjoys views over the Humber Estuary and of the iconic bridge. It’s purpose-built and has great links with local primary schools and Hessle Mount School. It’s on the Waterside Business Park, so has great access to the A63. It has secure parking and a fully secure outside play area.
Tiptoes Bricknell Avenue

Bricknell Avenue, west Hull

Tiptoes Bricknell Nursery has a fantastic reputation and enjoys great links with all four local primary schools. Bricknell is in a good position, with the avenue being a major secondary route between west Hull and villages and Hull. It has secure private parking, landscaped gardens and a fully secure outside play area.
Tiptoes Bridgehead Nursery

Bridgehead Business Park, Hessle

Tiptoes Bridgehead is one of the most environmentally friendly nurseries in the UK. It’s purpose-built and located on the prestigious Bridgehead Business Park, the UK’s greenest business park. It has great access to the A63, A164, and the Humber Bridge. We’re next to trees and a woodland walk designed with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Morrill St, Holderness Rd

Our Tiptoes nursery on Morrill Street, Holderness Road. Opening early 2019, this brand new purpose nursery will continue to build upon our decade of childcare experience ensuring your child has the best possible early years care and education. It’s designed by us and built for us with landscaped gardens and secure outdoor play area.
Tiptoes Gorton Willerby Nursery

Gorton Road, Willerby

Tiptoes Willerby opened in 2016 and already has a fantastic reputation and good links with local primary schools. It’s designed by us and built for us and has landscaped gardens and secure outdoor play area. It’s in an excellent location on Gorton Road, between Anlaby and Willerby, near Haltemprice Leisure Centre.
Tiptoes Goole Nursery

The Acres, Goole

Tiptoes Goole is located on Rawcliffe Rd, 400 yrds from Junction 36 of the M62. A lovely spacious single storey property which follows in the design of all Tiptoes nurseries. With a mega large outdoor play space, which has the benefit of a covered area and soft play surfacing, its a joy to learn and play in such a space.

NEW! Leads Rd, Sutton

Tiptoes Sutton occupies a proud corner location on Leads rd, Sutton, Hull. Following substantial, yet needed, redevelopment the site will open with a brand new single storey nursery and preschool. Completely re-designed by Tiptoes, designed by us for your child.

Where Next?

Tiptoes is always looking to provide outstanding care in the Hull & East Riding area, let us know if you think we should be in your neighbourhood.