Welcome to Tots 2 Teens Day Care


About us

Tots 2 Teens Day Care is a family run business started by a mother and daughter team, Lucy Brighten and Cathy Wakefield.

After many years of experience and training in the childcare sector Lucy’s dream was always to open a nursery of her own.  Her dream came true in October 2015 when together they opened their first nursery Tots2Teens in Hockley (based at Monkey Business).

Their aim was to provide affordable and flexible childcare options to parent’s, whist providing a high standard of care for all children. 

We don’t have set session times, we have an hourly rate for flexible childcare making it easier for families.

After the success of the Hockley setting they then decided to open a new second setting in Southend (based at Kids Kingdom).  Which opened February 2019.


Both settings benefit from the use of the soft play areas for encouraging physical and social development.  They each have their own separate safe and secure nursery rooms and garden area.

We follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum) which is implemented by qualified and experienced staff members through planning, observations and individual next steps.  Each child also has their own personal Learning Journal to record their journey through the nursery which includes lovely photos of them making memories, growing up and developing life skills ready for school.

Both settings also provide a kids club for the primary school aged children providing drop off and collection options for local schools and holiday clubs for during the school holidays.

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Welcome to Tots 2 Teens Day Care