Established in 1994 by sisters Tina Carnegie-Dielhenn BA (Hons) and Lynda Bocarisa, Whipper-snappers is a privately owned full daycare nursery and out of school provision for babies and children aged from 0-12 years. Our purpose is to provide a fun, engaging and loving environment for early learning for all children in our care. Located in a rural location on the outskirts of Felsted, Essex, our welcoming restored barns are set well away from the road in approximately five acres of land, overlooking open countryside.
We aim to enhance the development and education of all children in our care through the provision of research-informed practice. Children are held at the heart of Whipper-snappers. Therefore, we work together as a team with shared values, seeking to develop, encourage and maintain high standards in care and education for the benefits of all the children and their families.
Whipper-snappers takes pride in employing a staff team of the highest calibre. All our practitioners:
Our chef and his team prepare fresh local produce in our on-site kitchen to provide a balanced, varied and nutritious menu served to the children in the comfort of their barn. Dietary requirements are catered for.
Whipper-snappers are committed to values, which ensure each child can flourish in an environment of opportunities that enables them to develop personality, talents and ability because:
Families are, of course, the primary carers and educators of young children. Therefore, we work as a team in a partnership with you to meet individual needs. When a child first starts, a key person will ensure their emotional well-being during the transition into and throughout the Whipper-snappers journey, so a positive and happy experience is created for both parent and child. We welcome parent’s comments and encourage them to contribute to their child’s learning and development.
It is our vision that each child will leave Whipper-snappers as a confident, resilient, robust, happy and adventurous individual who is ready for the future.