About our nursery

Minibugs – A happy and caring place for mini people to learn, play and grow.

Our nursery is co-located next to Wincobank Medical Centre and provides modern facilities and a stimulating and nurturing Early Years environment for children between the ages of three months and five years.

Click here to view our latest Ofsted Report, where we received a rating of GOOD in all areas.

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Putting your mini person first – Our children are at the heart of our nursery, and activities are created based on their interests, thoughts and ideas.

Places to Learn, Play and Grow – Our rooms are full of natural play resources to help your child’s imagination thrive, giving them endless learning opportunities in a calming and happy setting

Children can enjoy outdoor learning and play every day in our fantastic outdoor play and activity areas. We encourage free-flow play and our children to enjoy being creative and adventurous both indoors and outdoors.

Involving you every step of the way…

Parent partnerships are so important to us. Our nursery team will keep you updated on daily activities and observations and work with parents to monitor and evidence your child’s individual learning journey.

Our friendly staff

We only employ staff who understand our childcare philosophy, believe in it themselves and love working with children and supporting them in developing their individual personalities and interests.

Every child has a key person who will be responsible for their care routines, plan activities to extend each child’s skills and knowledge focused on their interest and will be a parent / carers main point of contact at our nursery.

Our super Minibugs nursery team are all advanced paediatric first aid trained and receive regular safeguarding and early years’ child development training.

Meet the team

Our nursery staff at Minibugs Wincobank comprises a blend of mature, experienced and professionally qualified nursery practitioners and apprentices working towards their qualifications. All staff are skilled in expertly guiding your child through the wonders of learning whilst playing.

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NataliePaverMeet Natalie - Nursery Manager

I have been working with children for nearly 12 years now and no 2 days are the same. I have a foundation degree and BA Hons degree both in early years. After these studies I went on to qualify as an early years professional with Huddersfield University.

I have 6 years managerial experience working across a number of childcare settings. Working with children gives me the drive and passion to improve the lives of the families we work with.

I enjoy a challenge and love the variety that working with different families offers. As a new nursery at Wincobank offers a number of different challenges but it promises to be an exciting time, full of hustle and bustle.

I'm excited to meet all our new children and show them all the fun new learning spaces we have created for their enjoyment.

The Wincobank nursery team are excited to be providing Sheffield with a new day care concept that promises to build the generations of our future

MiaLancaster-LomasMeet Mia - Deputy Nursery Manager

I am Deputy Manager and I also have a level 3 Nursery Practitioner, I have been working in childcare since leaving school. I love interacting with children and I have lots of energy to help support individuals in expanding their learning.

LisaListerMeet Lisa - Nursery Practitioner

I am a level 4 qualified Practitioner and have worked with children for 13 years. I love sensory play and enjoy baking. I have two young boys myself, and in my spare time I love to spend time at the park and having day trips with them.

CorrindaRobinsonMeet Corrinda - Nursery Practitioner

I have worked with children since leaving school and I have gained my level 3 in childcare. I have also gained a qualification from attending university, something which I am keen to complete. I am passionate about working with children of all age groups, adding sparkle and smiles wherever I work. My favourite times of the day are group time and getting messy.

RebeccaMeet Rebecca - Room Leader

I have worked with children and young people since leaving college, I furthered my education at university with a degree in education and disability studies. The best thing about my job is watching the children learn and grow throughout the time at nursery and seeing them off to school. I really enjoy creating sensory and messy play opportunities and getting involved within their play to help them learn lots of new things

DaniellaMayMeet Daniella - Nursery Practitioner

I have worked with children and young people since leaving school and professionally for three years. I have developed my childcare knowledge through studying my Foundation Degree and BA Honours degree at university in Leeds and as a result of this I am now a Level 6 qualified Early Years Practitioner. I am passionate about supporting children in their Early Years development especially through messy play and outdoor play.

LouiseMeet Louise - Nursery Practitioner

Hi my name is Louise and I have a Cache Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. I enjoy working with children as I am able to see them develop both emotionally and physically. I love messy and creative activities as the children can use their imagination in any way they would like and create anything they wish.

CourtneyMeet Courtney - Nursery Practitioner

I am a nursery practitioner who has been working with children since I was 18 years old. I have a passion for working with children and love to watch them grow! You will always see a smile on my face.

MelissaMeet Melissa - Nursery Practitioner

After gaining my level 3 in children and young people’s workforce, I went on to work with babies up to 2 years and have done so for 6 years. I love making sure children have a safe and enabling environment which they can then learn through and play and reach their full potential. I am currently going on to study safeguarding and social care at Rotherham University which I am looking forward to.

CharlotteMooreMeet Charlotte - Apprentice

During my time at sixth form I studied several modules within my A level Health and Social Care course, with my favourite being Early Years.

With only studying certain areas within the Early Years sector, I was eager to learn more and more about childcare. This lead to me finishing sixth form to find an apprenticeship in childcare, My favourite thing about working with children is meeting their needs and ensuring they feel happy and content in an environment where they can play and learn in all areas of development.

SaphiraMeet Saphira - Nursery Practitioner

I have worked with children for five years, I gained my level 3 qualification by completing an apprenticeship in Children and Young People workface. I have always loved working with children and watching them grow and seeing their different personalities develop.

OliviaMeet Olivia - Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

After completing a placement 3 days per week in year 11, I decided I would like to build my qualification in childcare which lead me in to an apprenticeship. I enjoy messy and creative play and helping children play using their imagination.

AlexandraMeet Alexandra - Room Leader

My name is Alexandra and I am a level 6 qualified practitioner. I have completed a degree in Early Childhood Studies and have 2 years experience working in childcare. I chose to work with children as I love to watch them grow and develop. I enjoy creative and outdoor activities and in my spare time I like to go for walks in the local park.

AmyMeet Amy - Nursery Practitioner

Being the oldest of 6 children is what originally inspired me to take childcare at college. I then went on to do a psychology degree and studied atypical child development as a module. I have enjoyed working with children professionally for 5 years now and look forward to more.

LaurenMeet Lauren - Nursery Practitioner

Hi my name is Lauren and I am a level 3 nursery practitioner who since leaving sixth form and doing my level 2 studies I knew I wanted to work with children and make a difference to their lives. I love watching children grow and flourish through their time at nursery and knowing that I have helped with their development and made a difference, there is no better sense of achievement. I love being involved, getting messy and being silly and helping children expand on their imagination

AbbyMeet Abby - Cook

I’ve worked in catering for over 10 years. I enjoy creating new dishes and thinking of new exciting meals for the children. I have a little girl at home and we are always cooking and baking. In my spare time I enjoy walking and looking after our animals. We have 6 horses, 5 tortoises and a cat.


Minibugs Wincobank provide all children with a healthy, balanced and nutritious menu with snacks and meals prepared and cooked fresh on site by food safety trained staff.

Minibugs Wincobank are now an approved ‘Start Well Sheffield’ setting.

Our menus change each term and coincide with seasonal changes in fruit and vegetables etc. Cultural and dietary requirements are considered for all meals and snack times and we encourage children to experience foods from different cultures.

The menu works on a 5 week cycle, starting with week 1 the meals go in order from Monday to Friday. Week 2 then starts with week ones Monday meal as the Tuesday meal and so on, as to ensure all children attending get the full range of the menu and are not always eating the same meal in nursery.


Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7:30 – 18:00 (Closed Bank  Holidays and over the Christmas Holidays)


Minibugs Nurseries
203 Tyler St
S9 1DJ

Telephone: 0114 242 5413

Email: [email protected]

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