About my practice and my welcoming setting

My family and I live in a ground floor maisonaitte in Greater Leys, Oxford close to my daughter’s nursery school Pegasus and within walking distance of local parks, children’s centre, and the library.

I know how important is to provide a home from home environment for your child, therefore I work towards creating a welcoming setting and to maintain as much as possible the routine your child is used to, in order to ensure a smooth transition into my care. I work in partnership with parents to offer the best care to your child tailored to their needs. I am able, confident and have provision to work with children with SEN as well and I am happy to undertake extra training in order to meet their specific needs.

I focus on all area of learning aiming to help your child make progresses and build a strong foundation necessary later in school and in life. I will implement the Early Years Foundation Stage/EYFS curriculum through both free play and structured play/ through child-led and adult-led activities: creative play, messy play, reading, mark making, nursery rhymes, lots of baking and cooking activities, science experiments, collecting outdoor treasures, visiting the local community, the library, local shops, the church, making use of the local parks, lots of outdoor play, traveling with public transportation as well as with private car or on foot. The children will be encouraged to play freely whilst I will role model and strategically prepare the environment for activities. Your child’s particular interests will be followed in order to ensure effective learning and development in all areas.

I have a large array of learning resources, props and toys which have been carefully chosen having in mind play schemas, child development, EYFS requirements as well as risk assessments dependent on the children’s ages,stages of development and specific needs.. I value learning resources and toys which have definite purpose as well as open ended ones, loose parts play. My practice focuses on a heuristic approach/ play which enables babies and children to have rich learning experiences as they learn through all the senses. We can work together and discuss ways in which you can extend your child’s learning by following up on their current interests at home through specific activities or even just talking about activities in my setting.