"Each month we have a theme. October was Halloween and November is fireworks, using fine manipulative skills we offer activites such as painting, drawing, sticking and cutting other nursery activities include reading and singing, free play, role play in our home corner and for children aged 3+ we have worksheets to get them ready for school."
What is the name of your nursery and where is it located?
Villas Turistica, No6, Baja A, Calle Cantigua Parana, Playa Flamenca 03189
When and why was the nursery started?
Twinkle opened July 2007. Opening my own nursery had always been a dream, I realised when trying to find childcare for my own son that there was definantly a niche in the market for a british nursery
From what age until what age do you accept children?
We offer places for children aged 3 months to 4 years and are happy to care for children who are awaiting school places as well as holiday club in the summer
What language is used at the nursery?
Our first language is English. We teach basic Spanish such as colours, numbers,alphabet and greetings
What is the teacher/child ratio in each class?
At present our ratio is 1 to 7 in the toddler room and 1 to 4 in our baby room
What is the approximate ratio of International/local children?
Most of the children at Twinkle are of British nationality although we have had lots of enquires from Spanish families who would like their own child to hear the English Language
Is there flexibility in hours for daycare?
At Twinkle we like to be flexible with our sessions offering a choice of hours and days
Can you give us an idea of what food is offered to children?
During snacktime children are asked to sit quietly either inside or out in our garden. We provide a bowl of fruit which we vary day to day. Lucnhtime is a combination of packed lunch provided by parents or a home cooked meal. In the summer months a lighter lunch is provided
What kind of activities are available?
Each month we have a theme October was Halloween and November is fireworks, using fine manipulative skills we offer activites such as painting, drawing, sticking adn cutting other nursery activities include reading and singing, free play, role play in our home corner adn for children aged 3 we have worksheets to get them ready for school.
Are parents allowed to come in to nursery classes if they like?
Parents are welcome to stay with their child on their first day for a short while, we often find children take longer to settle with parents present and this also disrupts the other children
What are the fees?
We have a 25€ registration fee which secures a place at Twinkle. We then charge 3€p/h for part time sessions and are happy to negotiate fees for full time attendance
Owner, Nicola is a mum to her two boys Harry and Alfie who are in full time education