I have been a childminder for 35 years, and within that time I have raised my own 4 children. I now childmind with one of my daughters who is also registered and qualified. I thoroughly enjoy looking after kids, they've given me so much pleasure over the years.
I have a dedicated playhouse for the children, packed with toys, books and all sorts of interest for the kids. I have a large outside play area which the children are encouraged to use. We also take regular excursions to the nearby green spaces, parks and the river.
I have been childminder for over 30 years. In that time I have seen some of my previous children grow into adults and have children themselves. Knowing that I have been a part of that child's early development and education is extremely rewarding.
I have my certificate in childcare, as does my daughter. I also continue my professional development with online courses and tutorials including Step into Training courses with Oxford City Council.
I pick up from surrounding schools.
We also offer free 15/30 hours and 2 years funding
|Last Updated: 03/06/2019|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
My Local Schools
This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.
- Training Certificate (added 26/11/2020)
- DBS Check (added 20/05/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 15/05/2019)
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Both of our children have had very happy times at Nina's. It is a perfect mix of the familiarity of a childminder and the interaction with other children that you'd get in a nursery setting. Nina has always been so accommodating to our needs which has been so useful as our childcare requirements have changed over the years. She is always very thoughtful sending home cards and gifts on special occasions throughout the year and also sending videos when the children seem upset in the morning to show that they are fine and settled later on. Thank you Nina and the team for all your care and hard work with the children and it feels very sad that it is Hannah's last day!
It is sad that we are moving to Glasgow and had to say goodbye to Nina and her team. My boy first started with Nina since July last year. Harvey had only been with Nina for nearly 6 months but what she has done in taking care of Harvey is absolutely amazing. Harvey is a bilingual kid and he got late speech delay. Due to organised play session in Nina’s settings, Harvey has stepped a lot from counting, singing and now making conversations. Nina kept updated regularly about Harvey’s development and helped us a lot in his progress. Harvey loves Nina so much and he had enjoyed going to Nina’s place by keeping saying “Nina” name constantly. That shows how much love he got for Nina. Thanks again for your great service Nina xxx
My little boy started going to Nina's when he had just turned one. He had never been away from me before and I was nervous about leaving him for a full day at childcare. Nina kept to much the same routine that he had at home and soon he had adapted to the change and was thoroughly enjoying his experience there. Nina knows that every child is different and she is attentive to different parents' needs; she listens and gives regular feedback and no query is too small. Her colleagues are equally friendly and approachable and work hard for the children. I got regular videos and photos which kept me updated on his progress during the day. In the warm weather they spend a lot of time outdoors playing on the various activity boards and toy vehicles. I liked how the ages mixed and helped each other. The environment is nurturing and children are encouraged to share and be kind to each other. They are also encouraged to be creative and my little one was always coming home with a painting or drawing or craft. I highly recommend Nina and her team.
Nina and her wonderful colleagues have been like extended family to us and our daughter over the past 2+ years. The setting is like something between nursery and family. There are lots of fun and educational activities as well as outdoor play, and a strong emphasis on everyone looking after one another ("caring and sharing", as Nina says). We have particularly appreciated the way that the children of different ages mix together - not long after our daughter started at Nina's the older toddlers were helping her get more confident on her feet, and now she can pay it forward to the little ones coming up behind her. Best of all, Nina & co. just love her (and all the children!) and she loves them - it was such a wrench to begin with, when our little one was just a baby and so seldom out of our arms/sight, but now (just turned 3) she protests on having to come home at the end of the day! We couldn't recommend Nina more warmly.
My elder son started going to Nina since we moved to Oxford in 2016 and when he was a year old and he was there until he was 4 years old and started school. Before coming to Nina my elder son was very quiet and finding it hard to settle with other kids is in the previous setting but since he has started with Nina he was very happy settled very well with all the kids. Nina and her lovely team engage very well with the son and looked after my son very well, they did various indoor and outdoor activities with my son and helped with my son's communication and socializing skills.
I have trusted Nina as a family member, she is very caring and my son was always happy to go to Nina.
Now my younger son has also been going to Nina since he was 6 months old, we have moved from oxford to Didcot but still, I prefer to send my son only to Nina as my younger son settled well in her setting and happy.
Nina has always kept me updated with the progress of my son's development and engages him with different activities which he enjoys. Nina has good childcare skills and looks after my son very well and knows what exactly they want and keeps parents updated with any changes or progress my son made.
Nina has been very friendly, reliable, trustworthy, and flexible and when I needed her help even at the last minute she would try her best to support.
my elder son loves to go to Nina when he gets term holidays as he always enjoys going to Nina & enjoyed her setting.
I would highly recommend Nina and as she & her team are brilliant support for my kids & family.
I would highly appreciate all the effort she has kept to transform her setting based on COVID guidelines and following the safety of children.
Many Thanks, Nina, her family & the lovely girls Lisa & Laura you are all the best Team.
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