Twinkletoes preschool - Learn, Educate, Play


We are proud to announce we have been shortlisted for Newcomer of the year 2019



Session Times - Mornings only or Full days

Monday                    9am-12pm or 9am-2.45pm

Tuesday                    9am-12pm or 9am-2.45pm

Wednesday                9am-12pm or 9am-2.45pm

Thursday                 9am-12pm  (no afternoon)

Friday                       9am-12pm or 9am-2.45pm

Welcome to Twinkletoes


Twinkletoes preschool is a new venture for all the staff. It has taken a long time to achieve but finally all the stars aligned for it to begin. 

Each of us have different backgrounds within the childcare sector but we all share the same passion and drive, which is to make this preschool a roaring success. 

Our daily structure will incorporate - learn, educate and play with our dedicated qualified teachers and other childcare professionals with enriching indoor and outdoor play experiences. 

We understand that these first experiences within a preschool setting will have a forever lasting impact on their future learning and lives.

Everyday our aim is that the children leave Twinkletoes excited and enriched and look forward to their next session with us.

Our Mission

 Twinkletoes Preschool in Wilmington provides a safe, happy and stimulating educational environment in which children are valued as unique individuals, supported by caring, experienced and qualified practitioners.

Learning through play and interaction in a place where they have empowerment over their environment. 

We promote an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement where children are prepared for their next steps in learning so that they are happy, confident, creative, sociable and enthusiastic learners, who look forward to challenges.

A strong partnership between home and preschool is created, liaising closely with parents, other professionals and linking with our community

Our Aims

• Ensure that the welfare of each individual child in our care is paramount and forms the basis of our practice

• Promote the way in which children learn through play and first hand experiences and arrange the setting environment to meet this end

• Enable children to develop confidence, self esteem and resilience

• Plan for and develop the individual needs of each child in our care via the key person system and careful adult support and facilitation

• Always recognise that parents and carers are the first and most enduring educators of their child

• Ensure that all individuals, children and adults alike, can enjoy the setting environment without judgment or discrimination from others

• Accommodate the individual needs of all who access our setting, irrespective of ethnic heritage, social and economic background, gender, sexual orientation, ability or disability.

• Continually reflect upon practice, as a setting and as individuals to ensure continual improvement of provision

• At all times comply with relevant National and Local legislation and guidance.

Enrollment Forms

Files coming soon.

Meet the Team


Toni Stockwell

Hi, I am the owner of Twinkletoes and this is a dream come true for me.  I have worked hard for the past 6 years as a childminder as well as studying at university to get my degree in Early Years (I graduated woo hoo). I am very excited to be going on this journey and am positive that Twinkletoes will grow and develop into an outstanding and dynamic preschool. I look forward to meeting all the many parents and children who will grace us through our doors.


Louise Cheshire

I have been teaching in primary education for ten years and I am a fully qualified teacher with QTS. I studied at Goldsmiths University in London where I obtained a BA in Education with Honours. Over the years I have been on numerous training courses to continue my professional development, over this time I have taken a keen interest in children with specific educational needs. 

For the last three years I have been Foundation Stage Leader in a large, local school. This is where I have realised my passion for teaching younger children. I believe that children’s first experiences of education are so influential and have such a big impact on the rest of their school life. I am particularly passionate about the development of fine motor skills and the teaching of phonics. Play and exploring is vital to learning at this young age and I am looking forward to being able to provide and facilitate this in this amazing environment.


Kaylie Kenyon

I was originally working as Toni's assistant in her childminding setting and had been since February 2018  I started my career in hairdressing but was approached by Toni and took up the chance to fulfill a life long ambition to work with children.

I am very excited about having the opportunity to work at Twinkletoes and to be apart of something fantastic.


Maria Day

I completed my Level 3 in Childcare qualification in 2009.  Since then I have worked in several childcare settings and I am passionate about working with children in the early years, in particular children with special education needs.  I have completed various training courses including SENCo, and I am currently studying towards a degree in Child and Youth Studies.  I am glad to have joined the Twinkletoes family and be part of a great team.  I look forward to working closely with my key children and their families.


Ashley Wood

I have previously worked in various roles within a primary school setting, mostly with year 1 children.  I was also an after school supervisor for a local primary school, where I enjoyed encouraging the children to try different foods by baking and expressing themselves through art and design.

I also took a class in BEAM which helps children with co-ordination and balance difficulties by trying out different exercises.
I’m really looking forward to working with the Twinkletoes family and watching the children grow. 

Term Calendar 2019/2020

Autumn Term 

5th September to 18th October

28th October to 18th December

Spring term

6th January to 14th February

24th February to 27th March

Summer Term

16th April to 22nd May

1st June to 22nd July

Term time bank holiday dates

10th and 11th April 2020

8th and 25th May 2020

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Contact Us

Twinkletoes Preschool

Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford DA2 7AZ

07871 381 872


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and

Friday: 9:00am - 12pm, 

9.00am - 2.45pm

Thursday 9:00am - 12pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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