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Tic Toc Nursery is active on social media. Why not follow our profiles and engage with us, particularly if you are a parent of a baby, or under-five child in or around Clayhall, Ilford or Essex. We’ll ensure that we keep profiles busy with news from the nursery/pre-school and useful information relating to early years learning and development. Examples include links to useful guides and ‘how to’ articles, fun activity ideas for under-fives and even occasional funny stuff! We’re on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Business and Instagram at time of writing, but may add more profiles in the future.

Tic Toc News & Information Blog

We’re also very active, of course, here on our blog. Here, we’ll tend to stick to larger, in-depth articles, covering ‘big’ topics, each of which will be well researched. These should be particularly useful to readers who have babies and young children. Childcare funding, children’s health, safeguarding, early years education and children’s activities are just a few category examples. So, please do come back regularly as we currently publish two high quality articles here every month.

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We’re also on Facebook. You can view and follow our Facebook profile here. We’ll ensure it keeps you up-to-date with all the goings-on at the nursery, links to all the topics we cover on the blog and a whole lot more. Our Facebook profile also gives you at-a-glance information about the nursery/pre-school and its services. There’s even a page where you can send in your review if your child has experienced this outstanding new childcare service in Clayhall, Ilford.

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Follow us on Twitter (we’re @tictocilford) and stay abreast of early years news, activities, information, opinions and anything we think might be useful to parents of babies, toddlers and under-five children. We’ll also be sure to include tweets — and retweets from others — including anything interesting to do with Clayhall, Ilford or nearby areas of Essex like Barkingside, Gants Hill, Redbridge and South Woodford.

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You can follow our ‘pins’ and ‘boards’ on Pinterest. We’re @TicTocNurseryIlford on Pinterest and you can view and follow our Pinterest profile here. As well as posting pins of photographs from our own website, our Pinterest pin boards contain images and videos in categories such as Early Years, Outdoor Play, Nursery School, Nature Activities for little ones, Sensory Activities, Pre-School, Tic Toc Nursery itself and also, of course, Ilford. We love Pinterest as it can be the source of so many great ideas, so do follow us. Feel free to start re-pinning anything you think is useful for future reference — that’s what our pins are for.

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Follow us on Instagram too. We’re @tictocnurseryilford, so you can follow us on Instagram here. See all the imagery that we post. These will mainly be our own images, so you can see what we’re interested in along with images from the nursery/pre-school itself, in Clayhall, Ilford. It’s brand new so, at time of writing, is very much “early days”. However, we plan for it to be jam-packed with imagery and even videos before long.

Find Tic Toc Nursery Ilford on Google BusinessOur Google Business Profile

Many people first find out about us via our Google Business profile, which you can see here, particularly if they’re local and are looking for a good nursery or pre-school in Clayhall, Ilford. We’ll post images and links to recent blog posts on our Google Business profile. Additionally, the map feature may be useful if you’re visiting — as it has a great ‘directions’ feature. Opening hours and our key contact information are also displayed.

Happy With our Childcare Service?

Please Leave Us a Review

Happy With our Childcare Service? Please Leave Us a ReviewIf you’re a parent of a child attending the nursery and are happy with the service, please leave us a review and rate us out of 5 stars — many thanks if so. Please leave a Google review here — it’s easy and quick. Many thanks!

Do You Have Any Suggestions?

We’re keen to offer the very best childcare service in Clayhall, Ilford, Essex, so if there’s anything you think we can improve, please tell us. Then, we can make appropriate changes. We’re always keen to listen to parents’ opinions and ideas, so do get in touch with us directly with any suggestions, rather than through social media. We will then have the opportunity to take your ideas on board. Many thanks.

The New Childcare Service in Clayhall, Ilford, Essex

Our New Childcare Service Will Suit Parents Living or Working in Clayhall, Ilford or Near Barkingside, Gants Hill, Redbridge, South Woodford or Fulwell Cross

Tic Toc Nursery and pre-school offers high quality childcare services in Clayhall, Ilford, Essex (IG5). Tic Toc Nursery is owned and run by an experienced team of childcare professionals who can’t wait to welcome your baby, toddler or under-five child to the setting. Our aim is to be the best nursery and pre-school in Clayhall, Ilford, in Essex and to bring out the absolute best in your little one. In this way, they will thrive not only while they’re with us, but long after they’ve left us on their journey through school and beyond. We’re also conveniently close to Barkingside, Gants Hill, Redbridge, South Woodford and Fulwell Cross — so are perfectly placed if you live or work in any of those nearby locations.

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Your Child's Progress Check at 2 — Explained

Your Child's Progress Check at 2 — Explained

Children in England are subject to an official Progress Check once they reach the age of 2.Both Ofsted and the Department of Education (DfE) require that all nurseries, pre-schools and early years providers in England adhere to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) learning and development framework. This prescribes the key areas of focus required for children’s education, learning and development, also providing guidelines and benchmarking for things like safeguarding, welfare and the continual assessment of every child under the age of 5. As part of the assessment element, a Progress Check comes into play for every child once they reach the age of 2.

The Progress Check at 2 — What’s it All About?

The progress check can occur any time from the age of 2 up to the point when children reach the age of 3. It’s a complete review of the child’s progress in key areas of their learning and development. It’s part and parcel of the EYFS’s policy of sharing information between the early years provider, parents and/or carers — and sometimes the child’s health visitor* — in order to support the child’s progress going forwards. The progress check happens jointly and a summary is provided to parents/carers in written form. This will help both the childcare provider to support the child when at nursery, pre-school or similar, and the parents/carers to support the child while they are at home.

The progress report must primarily identify:

  • Any strengths that the child has in relation to the 3 ‘prime’ areas of the EYFS The progress check identifies strengths and any concerns in relation to the 3 'prime' areas of the EYFS. (those areas being Communication and language, Physical development and lastly Personal, social and emotional development);
  • Any concerns about the child’s progress in any of those prime areas, i.e. where their progress has been less than expected. This may even include possible identification of one or more special educational needs or disabilities.

Practitioners may, at their discretion, also summarise strengths and any concerns they have in regard to areas outside the EYFS’s 3 ‘prime’ areas, for example in any of its 4 ‘specific’ areas.

Support Plans

The idea behind appraising the child’s overall progress at this formative age is, of course, to help support the child where they are struggling and, wherever possible, to help mitigate any issues at an early stage. Part of this may include involving the childcare setting’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), health professional* or indeed any other professional(s)*, if deemed appropriate.

“Support plans may include strategies and specific activities to undertake when they’re at the early years/childcare setting and, crucially, also when they’re at home.”

The progress check allows early years professionals and parents to support children via a focused strategy, with specific activities to help them.A support plan will be developed to precisely target any areas of concern, in order to support the child in the best ways. As much as is possible, it should help them catch up before they begin school, all being well. Such an aim is incredibly important at this young age, otherwise the child may be held back educationally and/or developmentally, going forwards, in a kind of domino effect.

Support plans may include strategies and specific activities to undertake when they’re at the early years/childcare setting and, crucially, also when they’re at home.

The progress check is also, of course, a very useful tool to pass on to any new early years provider should the family move. Doing so will allow the early years practitioners at the new setting to be better informed and thereby better able to support the child in the most appropriate way.

A Clarification Regarding the HCP’s 2 Year Review

The progress check at 2, undertaken by early years providers (nurseries etc.), is not to be confused with the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) and its 2 year review, although the two may be closely linked. The HCP 2 year review is undertaken, in parallel, by healthcare professionals, usually a health visitor, around a similar age (2 to 2½). It is focused primarily on health, immunisation uptake, physical and mental development and wellbeing and also offers some parenting support. Although, strictly speaking, it’s a different review to the early years ‘progress check at 2’, it does make sense to ‘join the dots’ and to integrate the findings of the two together. The Progress Check at 2 often goes hand-in-hand with the Healthy Child Programme (HCP)'s 2 year review.One should inform the other. Indeed they may sometimes be carried out together if your child has started going to a nursery or similar. The timing of the two types of review is no coincidence, as the age of 2 is a key one in respect to the development of speech, language and social, emotional and cognitive development. Clearly such things can be linked to health/development as well as to early learning, so there is a clear cross-over. Hence, one ideally feeding into the other, to gain a more complete understanding and wider picture for each child. For this reason, parents/carers are encouraged to allow the sharing* of information from the early years progress check with professionals like their health visitor where appropriate.

We hope that this helps to explain the progress check at the age of 2, but if you have any questions, please contact your child’s early years/childcare provider — including Tic Toc if your child attends the Ilford nursery.

Nursery Places for Babies & Children Under 5 at Tic Toc Nursery, Clayhall, Ilford

Tic Toc Nursery and pre-school offers high quality childcare services in Clayhall, Ilford, Essex (IG5).Are you looking for outstanding childcare services for your baby or under-five child in the Clayhall/Ilford area of Essex? If so, take a closer look at Tic Toc Nursery, where our high quality early years practitioners, facilities and approach to early years learning and development gives little ones the very best start in life. Why not visit the nursery/pre-school with your child to see for yourself! We’ll be happy to show you around and to answer any questions that you might have. We are a high quality nursery and pre-school in Clayhall, Ilford (IG5), in Essex and are also convenient for childcare if you live or work in Barkingside, Gants Hill, Redbridge, South Woodford or Fulwell Cross. We welcome enquiries, so please get in touch to learn more or to request a nursery place for your child (please choose an option below):

* Information is shared with third parties only with the consent of the child’s parent(s) and/or carer(s), except where required to do so by law.