Once you have passed registration, you’ll be able to create your tiney home profile within the app.
To get started, navigate to the card on the ‘nursery’ screen of your app and click 'Build your profile' to launch the profile builder.
The profile builder allows you to create and edit your tiney profile page which appears on tiney.co. Your profile page is a crucial tool for promoting your tiney home and a great way to give potential customers a window in to what’s great about you and your home nursery. As such, please take your time when creating the profile and give real thought and attention to giving an exciting and accurate picture of what you offer.
We will run through the content of a tiney profile and what you should include in each section.
Understanding your editing options
Setting your availability
Toggling the ‘show spaces’ available button tells families that you have spaces to fill. Remember to set this to ‘on’ if you have availability and want to receive new family enquiries. If you’re full, setting this to off will still allow you to receive enquiries, but will show families that you currently have a waitlist.
How much you decide to charge is completely up to you. On your profile page we show a simple day rate as a guide for families, but of course you’ll have the chance to issue a formal quotation once you’ve met families and established their childcare requirements. Bear in mind, that the rate we show to parents is the ballpark rate they’ll expect to pay, so it makes sense to show your pricing inclusive of your tiney membership fee.
FYI: You can only insert whole numbers (e.g £5 and not £5.50 when inputting prices)
Making your profile stand out
To maximise the impact of your page and to be able to submit your profile, you will need to complete every one of the fields that are available to you. You will add photos of your setting (you should add at least 10), tell families all about your nursery, your unique highlights and your local neighbourhood.
A picture paints a thousand words...
Pictures are so important for creating a positive first impression of your nursery. You do not need to have a huge setting for it to be impressive and you can show off all of the key features with some good shots. Please check out our top tips to make your pictures stand out when showing off your nursery:
Introducing your home nursery
Below your images, the next thing that a potential parent will see is a brief introduction of your nursery. Here you should provide a short summary of your tiney home nursery to engage potential parents, including the most important aspects of your home nursery such as its location, things you offer and amenities.
"A tiney nursery home with a garden and lots of resources. Prime location next to transport links, parks, children's centres, libraries and other amenities. We provide vegan meals and offer school collections." - Precious Little Souls tiney home
"A tiney home from home nursery, close to local schools, parks and shops! We have a lovely separate playroom, large garden space with 3 chickens and vegetable boxes and a separate sleep room! Fees include three meals and snacks, local groups and outings. Our core hours are 7:30a.m to 5:00p.m and we offer additional hours." - Mini Moons tiney home
About your tiney home
After you have completed the first written task, you will be given the chance to provide some more information about yourself and your nursery. Think of it like a mini autobiography. You can talk about your childcare experience, passions, areas of expertise, activities that you specialise in etc.
"Little Amigos focuses on not just learning through play but also bringing the children together while learning, making relationships, understanding values, and of course having an incredible amount of fun at the same time, in the safest and most enabling environment! Welcoming to all children 0-8yrs. There will be outings to local parks, playgroups, playdates and seasonal tea parties as well as cultural learning days! Arts & crafts and lots of stories to quieten down. My home feels like home." - Little Amigos tiney home
"As a mother of two inquisitive, imaginative girls, creating fun-filled activities that spark children's imaginations while aiding their development is second nature to me. Your child can look forward to baking, cooking, singing (while baking and cooking!), taking nature walks, dancing in the rain and much more. You can be assured that your child will receive good quality childcare in a safe and welcoming environment." - Faranesu tiney home nursery
Adding Unique Highlights
Unique highlights include information that is special to you and your setting. They give prospective families a deeper insight into the provision you offer. To get started, think about what you want parents to know about you, your setting and the provision you offer.
What makes you unique? Have you got relevant experience in Early Years or a related industry, for example you might have previously worked in a nursery or as a Health Visitor. Do you speak multiple languages?
What makes your setting special? For example you might have a large, secure private garden. Or you might have a children's farm on your doorstep? Do you have a friendly pet that children enjoy spending time with?
What makes your provision stand out? Tell families about the regular, local classes children will visit. Do you have experience in supporting children with complex, additional needs? Do children enjoy big trips throughout the year or are there celebrations you focus on? Do you offer an after school package of homework support to school-aged children?
Add at least 3 Unique Highlights to get started. And remember to only include information that children will benefit from and experience in your setting. For example, you may have a local swimming pool nearby, but if you're not going to incorporate swimming lessons into your provision, don't mention it.
I asked my nine year old, "What is mummy really good at that I can do with the children?" He replied,"You love drawing, painting, and making things. You're very good with your hands". Art was one of my best subjects second to English. The children will love expressing themselves in their own unique way and we have lots of resources for them.
We provide free vegan home cooked meals, all meals are freshly prepared everyday.
We provide school pickups from 3 neighbouring schools, all in close proximity to each other.
Although I have a great sized garden, just a stones throw away is a large open area great for walks, picnics, bike rides etc. A park is also close by with slides, swings, climbing frames, etc and vast areas of grasslands which also includes an enclosure for playing football and an outside gym.
We have a female rabbit called Sunshine. We believe children can learn a lot from having contact and interacting with the animals.
-Precious Little Souls tiney home nursery
Remember that families will be keen to know how easy it is to get to your tiney home and what attractions it is close to so pay extra attention to adding your location to the map, and being clear about your local area and transport links.
Parent testimonials is a fantastic way to entice parents- the more positive reviews, the better! Check out our help article for how to get parent testimonials
Our approval process
Any edits you make to your profile will be approved by our community team before they are visible on the main tiney site. It can take a few hours before your changes are reflected on the tiney website. We’ve added this approval step to both make sure that everything you say is accurate for families, as well as being able to advise you on areas you might want to tweak or improve to help find more customers.
You won’t be able to make any edits whilst your page is waiting to be approved, however we aim to review these quickly at tiney.
If you’re creating your profile for the first time, please make sure that you submit as much information as possible first time round to ensure we can get your page live with the minimal amount of changes.
You can always browse other pages for inspiration by using the Find Childcare map on the main tiney.co site.