When you’re choosing childcare, you want to know who will be looking after your child and you want to know how qualified they are.

You’ll be reassured to know that all our team members are qualified in paediatric first aid and are chosen for their friendliness and love of children.

Between them, the owners of Teepee Day Nursery Bracknell, Emma and David Tennant, have a wealth of qualifications and experience in looking after and educating young children.

Scroll down for information about Emma and David, and about each team member. You’ll also find pictures of the nursery, inside and out.

The owners: Emma and David

I’m Emma Tennant, and I set up Teepee Day Nursery, Bracknell in 2003. At the time, I wanted to go back to my job at Johnson & Johnson, but couldn’t find a good enough nursery locally. My husband David and I bought the nursery when Phoebe was 18 months and I was pregnant with Ben. Both children went through Teepee before moving on to school.

I have always had a passion for providing the very best care for babies and children. Before having children, I trained as a nurse and a midwife. More recently, I completed a postgraduate diploma in Early Years and a Master’s in Education at Reading University.

David brings his health & safety expertise to the nursery. He’s a Health & Safety consultant, and has worked on major infrastructure projects such as Hinkley Point nuclear power station and HS2. His current project is the restoration of the Houses of Parliament. Busy as he is, we make the most of his corporate expertise on policies, procedures, audit, and current thinking on H&S matters.

Day nurseries tend to be either small businesses that are privately run, or larger nurseries that are part of a chain. Teepee is the best of both worlds. It’s a small, loving children’s nursery with the award-winning mentality and best practice of a much larger business.

David and I are both totally committed to the care and education of our youngest children, and I hope you’ll find that shows in the way we run our nursery.


Room Leader

There’s a great team here and a great atmosphere. I left childcare at one point, but came back into the sector especially to work here at Teepee.


Early Years Practitioner

I feel a strong sense of belonging at Teepee and there's a great team spirit. As an employee, I also feel listened to and looked after.


Nursery Manager

I love the fact that the nursery is family owned, and we all support each other. I was over the moon when we got ‘Outstanding’ for the third time!


Early Years Practitioner

I want to help to give children that valuable start in life, helping children to develop their social skills in a safe and a caring environment that Teepee is.


Early Years Practitioner

It’s a really friendly environment. Small and not overwhelming. It’s so welcoming.



I love working as part of a team and want to help children develop and have a positive experience.


Early Years Practitioner

What do I love about this place? Everything. Team, children and the high expectations of all my colleagues. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.


Early Years Practitioner

I love welcoming the children in the mornings. It’s such a great atmosphere around here.


Early Years Practitioner

The nursery really is so accommodating. I’ve felt welcome here from day one.



From my previous experience in schools I love the friendly team atmosphere where everyone shares the passion for the achievements and progression of children.


Room Manager

It’s lovely to see the children develop. And the sense of trust that the parents have in us looking after their children is what it’s all about.


Room Manager

I love working with children and helping them grow into little people! I think a job can’t get more rewarding than that!


Early Years Practitioner

I like playing with all the children, especially the babies in the baby room. I really like all my colleagues; we make a great team.


Deputy Manager

I can’t express how rewarding it is to work with children and how much enjoyment I get from watching a child come out of their shell and develop new skills.


Early Years Practitioner

The managers and team here are exceptional! The care and support I receive here makes me feel like Teepee is like no other.



l love to spend time cooking with the children. When a child joins us and they are fussy at first but then they eat everything – there’s no better feeling!


Early Years Practitioner

I love the nursery because we are a team. It’s a great atmosphere and I love hearing the things that the children come out with – there’s never a dull moment!


Room Manager

Why do I work here? I just love it. There's nothing else to add!