Ms Nicki Playford

Ofsted Outstanding Provider, Logo

Ofsted Grade Outstanding (May 18)URN 133929 OX26 4YF

I have been working in childcare for over 20 years and I am a Child Educator/Childminder, I look after children across a wide age range.

I provide Nursery Funded Places between upto 10 hrs per day  for 2,3 & 4 yr olds (15hrs plus 30 hrs) any hours above this is a charge of £0.45pence  p.h to cover some costs

I have the following:

Cache level 3 Playwork (Playwork Practitioner)
Cache level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice (Pre-SchoolPractitioner)
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
Level 4 Diploma in Child Psychology
O.A Dip Special Educational Needs Advanced

I have done an extensive amount of short courses and pride myself on my personal development. 

Just recently I have done the following longer courses. 

Just recently I have done the following longer courses

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Prevention
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

I am shortly to study

TQUK Mental Health in the Early Years as I think its important especially after going through and continuing to go through the effects of Covid.

Experienced also in running youth groups, and young offender work.

Quotes from parents who are all happy to give references: 

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 5

The relationship my ...  has with nicki is great, he enjoys going there, he loves the setting and there is lots for him to do.  


Child aged 7

.... is always happy to go in the morning. He enjoys playing with the others and always keen to tell nicki news.


Child aged 3

My daughter ..... has a wonderful relationship with nicki, she has great respect for nicki and feels safe in her company, she has very good relationship with the other children in the setting.


Child aged 3

Nicki always fill ....'s  days with fun and exciting experiences, all of which are appropriate for her age.

.... is always excited about what she has done, we can honestly say we would not want her to go anywhere else.


Child aged 4.5

Fun filled, educational (learnt lots) They are .....'s other family-very close bond.


Child Aged 2.5

.... always runs into nickis and talks about the other children, always there for advice with stages.


Child aged 4

In Nicki’s setting ... has grown into a confident, independent and happy girl, she has learnt soo much with Nicki, and we are very thankful for it.


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.

Child aged 3.5

Very relaxed atmosphere, but respectful and polite. 


Child aged 4

....... has an amazing relationship with nicki, Every day .... comes home excited about what they have learnt or been engrossed in, the crafts they make and bring home are very imaginative. Days out to not just the park but on the bus, Cinema, Mcdonalds, sand play, role play, how to behave in public and private. Nickis patience shines through the kids and their individual needs. ..... chose Nicki    


My experience both paid and voluntary

21 years Childminding

Delivering Nursery Funded Education

Student placement in local School Nursery

Childrens Holiday Clubs

Youth Clubs

Worked with Young Offenders


At present I have no vacancies, but I am happy to put your name on a waiting list. Thank you 


Web site


Ofsted Information

Current judgement
Ofsted Inspection
Ofsted URN
133929Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
18/10/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
21/10/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
16/05/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Who to contact

Contact Name
Nicki Playford
Contact Position
Childcare Educator/Playworker, childminder
07778 105765 07778 105765
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Where to go

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4.75  Per hour
4.75  Per hour part time
£10.00 minimum  After school per session

Cost for school age child and before school care varies. 

funded children are required to pay an amount towards activities please ask 





Age Ranges
From 0 years to 12 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
0 - 2 years
4 - 11 years (primary school age)
Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Vision impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
Accessible parking available
Special Needs provision
Special Needs Experience
Aspergers syndrome or autistic spectrum disorders
Global Developmental Delay
Behaviour, emotional or social difficulties
Provision for special dietary needs
I do not provide food just snacks.
Can make special cultural provisions
I do have cultural experiences.

Childcare Information

Funded Places

2 year old funding
3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)
3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)
Term time only or stretched over more than 38 weeks
Offering split funding with other providers
Partnership settings
Willing to work with any setting
Other - please specify
Hours available 6:30am to 5:30pm

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Thursday 7:00am 5.30pm
Negotiable Please ask
School Holidays 7am 5.30pm
Messy Play Area
Large Garden
Paddling Pool
More than 5 steps into building
Pet Cats
Pet Birds
Pet Fish
Pet Dogs
Pet Small Mammals
Pet Reptile
Quiet room/area
Sleeping Area
Swimming Pool
Visit & Outings
Use of stairs is required to access all areas
Water play
2 - 5 steps into building
0 - 1 steps into building
Accessible toilet
Accessible changing facilities
Arts and crafts
Climbing Frame
Dressing up
Educational Toys

School Pickups

Does offer school pickups

Glory Farm Primary School
Glory Farm Nursery


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