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.


Early Years Practitioner

I love that everyday is different and that there's never a dull moment; the children always have something funny to say.


Early Years Practitioner

I've always wanted to work in childcare as I enjoy helping children to learn and develop.


Early Years Practitioner

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!


Room Manager

Teepee is a fantastic setting with an excellent reputation. I'm excited to be part of the family!


Early Years Practitioner

I love walking, gardening and being outside. I love spending time with my 4 now grown up children and listening to music and painting & decorating.


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.


Early Years Practitioner

Teepee is a great place to work, it fits in well with my lifestyle and everyone is so warm and welcoming


Early Years Practitioner

Watching a child learn, grow and develop before your eyes is such a wonderful experience and reminds me just how incredible young children are



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 working at Teepee as it is an award winning setting with a friendly atmosphere


Deputy Manager

Teepee is different to other nurseries I have worked for because they offer a wide range of staff training opportunities aside from the basic standard training.



From my first day at Teepee I felt so welcomed and I felt the feeling of a true team.


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

I love the vision Teepee has and how it came about and I love working with children.


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.



I enjoy being around children, helping them develop and have fun!


Early Years Practitioner

Seeing children grow up and evolve before your eyes definitely makes this the most rewarding job in the world.


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.


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!


Early Years Practitioner

Teepee is a small intimate setting, the team gets to know and understand the child and their needs, every child is unique!