Tiddlywinks Day Nursery (Higher Blackley Sure Start Children's Centre)

Tiddlywinks 2nd Nursery in North Manchester is located in Higher Blackley Children’s Centre and is carrying on the tradition of providing high quality, child centred day care for children aged from 4 months up to school age.

The nursery is registered with OFSTED to provide day care for 72 children between the hours of 7:30am and 6:00pm and aims to provide a high quality child care service in a warm, safe and enabling environment.

We have a 24 place room for our 2 year old children who are on the 15 funded hours.  The children take part in a wide range of activities and have continuous outdoor provision. 

Additionally we have a 24 place Out of School Club (TOOSC) and Holiday Club for children aged from 3 to 11 years..  We run a collection service from EACT the local school.

We are a high quality and graded Ofsted "Outstanding" setting where the children learn and develop in an inclusive, stimulating, caring environment. Our aim is to support each child on their learning journey during their time at Tiddlywinks.

All children are supported in developing their full potential at their own pace. Our keycarer system enables us to ensure a planned curriculum tailored to the needs of an individual child. By means of developmentally appropriate play activities and a high level of staff we meet the Learning and Development

Our environments are designed to be stimulating, encourage the children to explore, take calculated risks and provide them with time and space to consolidate their learning. The indoor and outdoor environment is challenging and exciting and our planning takes into account children’s interests and enhancements are added each week to support their learning and development.

All rooms have continuous outdoor provision, that is accessed on a daily basis.  Our new outdoor area was completed in September 2015.

We endeavour to make each child’s time in our nursery a very happy and enjoyable one and are always on hand to speak to parents/carers if they have any worries, concerns or need some advice. 

Our enthusiastic staff team will encourage the children’s increasing independence and self image through their knowledge of the individual children in their key group and provision of an appropriate routine and activities to meet their individual needs.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Gaynor Mott
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
0161 795 4689 0161 795 4689
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Where to go

Tiddlywinks Day Nursery
160, Victoria Avenue
Higher Blackley
M9 0RN
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Tiddlywinks Day Nursery is based within the Children's Sure Start Centre on Victoria Avenue Higher Blackley.  It is based all on one level so has easy access for wheelchair users. 

We are open from 7.30 am - 6.00 pm

Closed 1 week over the Christmas period, 2 annual training days and the annual trip.

























































Associated Cost


Age Ranges
From 0 years 4 months to 5 years
Has wheelchair access
Other notes

Tiddlywinks Day Nursery welcomes families to come and look around the nursery with an appointment, please phone ahead and book an appointment.

Mobile phones are NOT to be used within the setting

Our holiday club runs every half term and is open from 8.00 am - 6.00 pm.  You need to provide your child with a healthy packed lunch but they will get a breakfast and afternoon snack.  Please contact the nursery for further information

Inclusion Information

Has wheelchair access
Has Special Needs provision
Has provision for special dietary needs
Dairy Free, Milk Intolerant, Vegetarian, Wheat and Gluten Free
Can make special cultural provisions

Childcare Information


No immediate vacancies

Funded Places

Has 3 & 4 year old funding
Has 2 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Trips to local Parks
Sand and Water Play
Indoor Toys
secure garden
Sensory Play
Library visits
Songs and Rhymes
Out-door Toys
Creative Play
Story time
Dressing Up
Educational Activities
Educational Toys
Accepts Childcare Vouchers
Trips out
Associated Cost

School Pickups

Does offer school pickups

e-act Blackley Academy (formerly Victoria Ave Primary)
We only provide an after school pick up service

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
08/02/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
28/01/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
16/08/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

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