Tiny Tots

Day Nursery and Pre-school

Down Grange Farmhouse, Pack Lane, Basingstoke, RG22 5SN

View on map

01256 812085

Full day care in Basingstoke for children 3 months to 5 years old

Welcome to Tiny Tots Day Nursery in Basingstoke. We’ve been entrenched in the local community for over two decades and we’re proud to offer a happy and homely day care service to local parents in Basingstoke.

We’re located in a large converted farm house that offers an extensive garden for children to learn and explore all that the world has to offer. Our enthusiastic and committed staff are here to inspire your child, encouraging every individual’s interests and needs.

Please get in touch at any time, we’d love to show you around.

Tracy Moore & Debbie Harsant, Nursery Managers

Tracy Moore & Debbie Harsant, Nursery Managers

Why not come and take a look?

Book a visit
  • Home away from home environment in a large converted farmhouse with a natural theme
  • Nutritious meals and snacks freshly prepared everyday by our qualified Nursery Cook
  • Two large outdoor gardens for daily adventures
  • Motivated and enthusiastic staff with advanced qualifications and first aid training
  • Fun with computers, maths and writing to prepare children for school
  • Online learning journals to encourage parent engagement by sharing observations daily
  • A stimulating sensory room and messy play areas to encourage sensory learning and a love for the arts
  • Free Early Years Education Entitlement for 2, 3 & 4 year olds (15 & 30 Hours)

Age groups

Our nursery is split into 5 rooms, with each room designed to cater to a specific age range. The children transition between these rooms when they are developmentally ready, not based on their age.

Baby Rooms: Daisies & Bluebells

Our two youngest rooms care for babies from 3 months and in the next room, our more active babies from 18 months old. Here they take part in many multi-sensory experiences, all to boost their awareness of the world around them.

Our tranquil cot room allows babies to have a lie down when needed. In the dining room, our nurturing staff help the children learn to feed themselves, bolstering their independence as they grow.

We endeavour to follow your baby’s routine to match the one at home until they are ready to be gradually introduced to the routine that is followed in our older rooms.

Toddler Room: Buttercups

Here the children have access to an environment, encouraging them to choose which room and activities to engage with, nurturing their growing independence. Here toddlers develop their creative skills through arts and crafts, music and movement.

Our excellent nursery staff support the children’s language development with verbal games, songs and stories, and also encourage plenty of imitation and conversation. Social development skills and peer relationships are bolstered through group activities and during meal times.

Pre-school Rooms

Children gradually begin their preparation for school at the age of 3 where they join our Early Pre-school Room, Poppies Room. They go on to continue their journey in our dedicated Pre-school Unit from the age of 4. We provide a carefully planned programme of activities, providing free play within a slightly more structured environment. Activities are provided to teach basic numbers, colours and shapes. The children also use of construction toys, puzzles and books to enhance their motor skills

We encourage children’s independence and have free-flow access between the three rooms including a large purpose-built art room which caters for many types of arts and crafts: clay modelling, painting, woodwork, science and cookery.

When the time does come for the children to continue their education journey in primary school, we are here to provide as much support as needed and liaise with local schools to ensure a smooth transition for all.


Our nursery and pre-school is open 7:30 am – 6:00 pm, for 51 weeks of the year. We are closed on bank holidays and for a week between Christmas and New Year.

  • Full Day Session 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Morning Session: 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Absolutely wonderful nursery, after viewing a few - this was the most comforting and not only are the surroundings brilliant for the babies, the key workers are so caring, attentive and involved.

Harriet P

If you would like to leave a review of our nursery, please click here

Help with Fees

Tiny Tots Day Nursery is pleased to offer Free Early Years Education Entitlement for 2-year-olds subject to eligibility, as well as for 3-4-year-olds (15 and 30 hours).

The Childcare Choices website provides a straightforward explanation of all Government Childcare Support in one place, providing a simple way of seeing which schemes are available, with easy next steps to where you can find out more.

Using the Childcare Calculator you can quickly find out which of the offers are available to you and choose what works best for your family.

For further questions on fees and funding, please contact us.

Refer a Friend

If you have a friend or family member who is looking for a place for their child at Tiny Tots, please ask them to complete the Get in Touch form, stating “Referral + Your Name” in the comments box. If a place is available and they do register their child, both you and your friend could receive £25 off one month’s fees!

Terms and conditions apply.


We believe it’s very important to encourage our children to love eating healthy and nutritious food. These healthy habits remain with them through their entire lives and can be the foundation of a healthy lifestyle ahead.

We have a 5-star Food Hygiene Rating and are able to cater for all dietary requirements.

Fresh homemade food

Our dedicated on-site chef prepares healthy balanced meals on a daily basis and ensures our children are offered their 5-a-day

Varied seasonal menus

Menus are constantly varied to encourage curiosity whilst taking into account dietary and nutritional needs.


We teach our children about different types of food and how it helps them grow, encouraging good habits for the future.