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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…

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


Who to contact

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


Where to go

OX26 4YF

Current Ofsted Judgment





Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
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)
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

Has Provision
Accessible parking available

Special Needs

Has Provision
SEN Childminder Provision
Contact provider for any specific requirements and to liaise about training or equipment as necessary
Provider has experience of meeting the needs of/caring for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability
Special needs experience based on children who have previously been in our care
Willing to care for an older child/young adult who is developmentally much younger
Willing to undertake further training to support specific needs as necessary
SEN Daycare Provision
Dependent on the individual child's needs, it may be possible to offer 1:1 care (Enabler Support)
Special needs experience based on children who have previously attended our setting
Staff prepared to work with parents, carers and other professionals to provide a good level of care and development relevant to the child's needs
Whilst we do not have experience in all areas of need, we would contact different agencies and seek training in areas should the need arise
Experience with
Aspergers syndrome or autistic spectrum disorders
Behaviour, emotional or social difficulties
Global Developmental Delay

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

When is childcare available?
All Year
Christmas holidays
Early Mornings
Emergency Cover
Half-term holidays
Out of School Hours
Spring holiday
Summer holiday

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Thursday 7:00am 5.30pm
Negotiable Please ask
School Holidays 7am 5.30pm

Other Availability
Pre School Monday-Thurs
Glory Farm School
From September, offer stretched funding and funded places. 7am-5.30pm

0 - 1 steps into building
2 - 5 steps into building
Accessible changing facilities
Accessible toilet
Arts and crafts
Climbing Frame
Dressing up
Educational Toys
Large Garden
Messy Play Area
More than 5 steps into building
Paddling Pool
Pet Birds
Pet Cats
Pet Dogs
Pet Fish
Pet Reptile
Pet Small Mammals
Quiet room/area
Sleeping Area
Swimming Pool
Use of stairs is required to access all areas
Visit & Outings
Water play

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Glory Farm Primary School
Glory Farm Nursery

Ofsted Information

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

Last checked on 03/07/2022

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