Ms Nicki Playford
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
Worked with Young Offenders
At present I have no vacancies, but I am happy to put your name on a waiting list. Thank you
- Current judgement
- Ofsted URN
- 133929Link to latest Ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Date type Outcome 23/01/2008 Care Good 18/10/2011 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding 21/10/2015 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 16/05/2018 Inspection (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
- View OX26 on a map
- 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
- Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
0 - 2 years
4 - 11 years (primary school age)
- Supporting people with
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
- 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.
- 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 Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday - Thursday 7:00am 5.30pm Negotiable Please ask Spring School Holidays 7am 5.30pm
Messy Play Area
More than 5 steps into building
Pet Small Mammals
Visit & Outings
Use of stairs is required to access all areas
2 - 5 steps into building
0 - 1 steps into building
Accessible changing facilities
Arts and crafts
Does offer school pickups
- Glory Farm Primary School
- Glory Farm Nursery
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