The Wantage

The Wantage

The Wantage

The Wantage

telephone01235 760213

6-7 Church Street Wantage OX12 8BL

white Now open from 7am to 7pm!


who works at The Wantage Nursery & Preschool?

Our children spend their time with caring and gentle adults who are fun to be around and who genuinely love being with them.  Our nursery is small and intimate and all the staff know all the children well.  All our staff are well qualified for their role.  Everyone is trained in first aid and safeguarding. All our staff are encouraged and supported in further training in general childcare and in more specialised areas such as Special Educational Needs and also in practical skills like food hygiene. 

Read on and meet the team!

Nursery Manager & Preschool room leader

Hi I'm Erika the Nursery Manager and Preschool room leader. I've been working in childcare for over 12 years and have loved every minute of it!  I come from a big family so I'm used to being around a lot of children! I was born in Texas but have been living in England for the past 5 years.  I have a BA in Educational Studies and a Montessori Teaching Certification. As I speak both english and spanish I teach the preschool children some spanish on a weekly basis which we all really enjoy.  I love animals, travelling, cooking, gardening and movies.    


Deputy Manager & Baby room leader

Hi I'm Becky and I'm the Deputy Manager and Baby Room Leader. I have worked in childcare for 11 years and have a Diploma in Preschool Practice. I love working here as its such a small and friendly nursery the children really feel at home and this creates a very relaxed and settled atmosphere.  I'm a cheerful and calm person and my passions are children and animals. One day I would love to have my own small holding. 


Nursery Nurse

Hi I'm Fabiana and I work in all the rooms in the nursery. I've been in childcare for 8 years and I really enjoy working with children and love making them feel happy, comfortable and safe.  When I'm not at work I love to spend time with my daughter. I also like going to the gym and the cinema. I've been at The Wantage Nursery and Preschool since November 2009 and I have an NVQ level 3 in childcare.


Nursery Nurse -Preschool

Hi I'm Caroline and I work in the Preschool. I'm a Nursery Nurse and have worked in Childcare for 6 years - I love it! Children give me such joy! I love spending time with them and playing games together. In my own time I like to be with my own family, go to the gym or for long walks, go shopping and watch football. 


Nursery Assistant -Toddler room

I work in the toddler room.  I've worked in childcare for over 15 years, 13 of which have been here at the Wantage Nursery & Preschool. I love working with children and watching them grow into little people some of the babies I looked after here are now quite grown up!! I'm married with 2 children and 1 grand daughter.  i enjoy spending time with my family and love walking.


Nursery Assistant -Toddler room

I work in the toddler room.  This is my first job in childcare but previous to working here I volunteered at the Uffington Primary School for a year. I know that this is the career for me as I get such pleasure from spending my time with the children they are wonderful company. When I'm not at work I love horseriding, being with friends and family, and going to the cinema. 


Nursery Cook

Hi I'm Linda and I'm the nursery cook. I've been at the nursery since 2010 but I've been cooking meals for schools and nurseries for over 25 years so I'm well used to the needs of young children.  i really enjoy working here as the nursery prides itself on only giving the children healthy well balanced meals which we've won an award for so I'm proud of what I give to the children and they all happily tuck in to my food every day.  Lots of parents and especially those of "fussy eaters" are amazed at how well their children eat at nursery and want to know my secret.  I also sometimes do cooking sessions with the children which is a real highlight of my job.

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