St Andrews & Jammie Dodgers
Noah's Ark
Perham Down

Tidworth, Perham Down, Bulford & Larkhill


TNB Garrison Early Years and Play is a registered charity, which was formed in 2000 to bring together seven established childcare settings based in the garrison towns of Tidworth, Perham Down, Bulford and Larkhill on Salisbury Plain.

It consists of:


Pre-schools – Caterpillas Under Fives, Perham Down Nursery, Larkhill Garrison Nursery and St Andrews and Jammie Dodgers – all of which open varying hours between 08:00 and 18:00 term-time only.


Nurseries – The Haig Day Nursery which opens 08:00 – 18:00 all year, Noah's Ark Under Fives which opens 08:00 – 17:30 Monday to Thursday 08:00 to 15:00 Friday for 44 weeks of the year and finally Paddington Play Station Day Nursery, open 08:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday for 47 weeks of the year.


After School and Holiday Club – St Andrews and Jammie Dodgers opens 15:00 – 17:45 during term-time and 08:30 – 17:30 during some Wiltshire holidays.


TNB Garrison Early Years and Play aims to provide quality care in a secure, happy environment where it can help children to fulfill their potential through play. It supports the childcare needs of all children, but particularly those from serving backgrounds. Parents have the greatest influence on their children, and our Pre-schools and Nurseries support and extend that care so that children learn about themselves and their environment. It helps them develop skills and understanding which will prepare them for the next steps in their lives.


There are 362 childcare places for children aged 3 months to 12 years. Over 90% of the staff are qualified or studying, including staff with degrees or Foundation Degrees in Early Years practice.



TNB welcomes all children from our local community regardless of ability, need, family background,

income or ethnicity. Should a waiting list need to be compiled, priority will be given to children from

serving families and those referred from the local authority.




TNB launched their first full all staff training day back in September 2016.  The day was a resounding success with staff extending their knowledge and improving their practice by attending a series of workshops, hearing from guest speakers and working collaboratively with staff from across all nine of our nursery and pre-school settings.


Since then, we have held the TNB Staff Training Day annually and have worked hard to ensure high quality speakers and trainers attend.


Our next TNB Training Day will be held on 5th November 2018.



    Nursery Education Funding

    All settings registered with Ofsted are eligible to accept Nursery Education Grant funding. This is a universal benefit for every child from the term after its third birthday. Every child is entitled to up to 15 hours free early years education for up to 38 weeks of the year. Parents do not have to apply for this grant, the pre-school or nursery that your child is registered with will ensure that s/he receives their entitlement. This funding does not apply to the after school club.



    Two Year Olds Funding

    Following reports emphasising the importance of early intervention, the Government introduced an initiative to fund places for vulnerable two year olds. This enabled those with an identified need to access up to 10 hours of free entitlement. TNB Early Years and Play strongly supports this initiative, with four settings currently able to accept children in the programme. Help and support in applying for Two Year Funding can be sought via the health visitor, or local children’s centre.



    TNB Garrison Early Years and Play is committed to ensuring that children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) are given the same opportuntities as everyone else. Click here to see Wiltshire Council's Local Offer.


         Confirmation Fee

    Please note that some settings require a confirmation of place fee. See individual setting information for details.





    TNB Early Years and Play has strict safeguarding procedures and ensures it is a priority for all its childcare settings. All staff undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services) check, including students. All managers and senior staff are trained in Advanced Safeguarding and have attended Safe Recruitment in Education to ensure ongoing good practice and awareness. All other staff have undertaken e-safety courses online or attended Foundation training.


    SEN / Inclusion / Equality

    TNB Early Years and Play is committed to equality and inclusion for all children in our care. Each of our settings has a named person responsible for Special Educational Needs, (SENCO), who holds a minimum Level 3 qualification, Equality and Inclusion. We work with other agencies and professionals to help all children access early years education regardless of ability, need, family background or income, or









    The Early Years Foundation Stage (Revised 2017) lays down statutory requirements to which all early years settings must adhere. The requirements set out legal guidelines for welfare, safeguarding, staffing

    and qualifications, policies and procedures.

    A key element of the EYFS (2017) is to work in partnership with parents. The Development Matters in the EYFS document supports practitioners in implementing the statutory requirements. Children develop quickly in the early years, and early years practitioners aim to do all they can to help children have the best start in life. Other guidance is available at The EYFS statutory framework is also available,    click here to view .



Tel: 01980 633962 / 07436 070 904



Registered Charity Number: 1079392.



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