Mini Buddies is a small family run business situated within Manor Beach Primary School. It is owned by Jack Parkes, an Early Years Teacher with over thirteen years’ experience within the sector. Jack runs the Pre-school alongside Vicci Walsh, an early years teacher. Helen Tucureanu & Jayne Lythgoe complete their highly qualified and dedicated Team.
Mini Buddies provides a richly stimulating environment where children can thrive and learn. The setting’s intimate, vibrant atmosphere and outdoor learning ethos distinguishes them as a uniquely fantastic Early Years provider.
At Mini Buddies we have enormous respect for children and for their capacity to instigate, test and maintain curiosity in the world around them. We believe in children’s right to play; the right to access the outdoors (and in particular our beautiful coastline); the right to access risk and the vibrant reality of the natural world; and the right to experience a healthy range of emotions, through all the challenges of social interaction, to build a resilience that will enable continued and creative engagement with their peers and aspire to reach their full learning potential.
Ofsted Setting Reference Number: EY400561
At Mini buddies we understand that parents are their child’s main educator and we aim to work alongside parents to ensure the needs of the child are best met. For this reason we offer:
We do consider our rapport with parents to be a significant strength of the setting as recognised in past inspections although we continually reflect on how this can be improved further.