If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.”
Anything you can teach in an indoor classroom can be taught outdoors, often in ways that are more enjoyable for children.”
Building on Cultural Capital which is the essential knowledge that children need to prepare them for their future success, giving them the best possible start to their early education.
Stayed Open, throughout lock-down
Covid 19 Vaccinated
My name is Nicki I have been offering high quality reliable childcare within Bicester for over 25 years, The ages have ranged between 0-14 years, many have come as babies and continued through to secondary school, however I have recently made the decision to take only over 18 months as I feel that I am able to plan better and do regular activities with smaller adjustments for ages, therefore in my opinion offer a higher quality of Education. I have a commitment for continuous self development keeping up to date with new teaching methods and ways to improve my setting and Safeguarding. I share my house with my beautiful friendly dog Bella, she is a real joy and we all enjoy having her around. I have a 3 bedroom house in the Glory Farm Area Near Glory Farm and Bardwell School.
I offer Government Funded Hours.
I continue to be very passionate about Childminding.
Over 25yrs working with children
Delivering Nursery Funded Education
Student placement in local School Nursery
Childrens Holiday Clubs
Worked with Young Offenders
Running a Churches Children's Work
Cache level 3 Playwork (Playwork Practitioner)
Cache level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice (Pre-School Practitioner)
Cache level 3 Working with Children with Special Educational Needs
Cache level 3 Working to Support parents with Literacy, Numeracy and Language Needs in a Pre-School Setting
Paediatric First Aid
Specialist Safe Guarding
Level 4 Diploma in Child Psychology
Safe Guarding revised, Young people and self harm,
Understanding mental health in the Early Years,
Raising awareness of unaccompanied Asylum seeking children.
A magical place to learn.
Supporting learning activities
Caring for children with allergies.
Causes and spread of infection.
Child development 0-19yrs
There are many more courses I have done and I am dedicated to continuous professional development.
I run the Bicester Childminders Page on
Also the quarterly Library Childminders meet up.
These are some of the Resources that I use, I am constantly adding to them.
Child aged 3
Nicki always fills Skyes (aged 3) days with fun and exciting experiences, all of which are appropriate for her age.
Skye is always excited about what she has done, we can honestly say we would not want her to go anywhere else.
Steve and Kate Carter
Child aged 5
They go to the park, feed the ducks, cinema on the bus to different places around Oxford including the dinosaur museum, he loves going there, thank you, you do a great job and he speaks so highly of you and the time he spends with you.
Child aged 3
Exciting activities at home to trips to the library, groups, parks and further afield a bus. She has grown and become more confident. I am sure she will get the best school prep she could and will enjoy the process greatly.