The Wantage

telephone01235 760213

6-7 Church Street Wantage OX12 8BL

Open from 7.30am to 6pm



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 and Tweenie Room Leader


I have managed settings for over 14 years now and love everything about children and nursery life. I have two very grown up children and enjoy the outdoors; particularly challenging myself to stay fit. I have worked for the Oxfordshire Nurseries group for two years and am now the proud manager of the Wantage Nursery having been the Deputy of the Hadden Hill setting previously. I have a BA in Early Childhood studies and enjoy learning and gaining knowledge, just like the children I work with!


Deputy Manager and Preschool Room Leader


I have worked in childcare for 14 years and joined the Wantage nursery in 2010 where I have found a home. I have a diploma in preschool practice and really enjoy teaching the Preschool. I love working at this nursery as it is such a small and friendly team; the children really feel at home and this creates a relaxed and happy atmosphere. I am a cheerful and calm person and my passions are children and animals, particularly spending time with my lovely dog Quinn.


Poppets Room Leader


I have been working with children for over 25 years and I love caring for the babies! I am a Nanny of two grandchildren who I spend lots of time with. I like to go running and keep fit, cooking and swimming and I love my job at The Wantage Nursery where I have been since February 2016.


Nursery Cook


I love to bake and make lovely meals for all the children in the nursery. It's my favourite thing to do! I have been cooking all my life and I love it! I have been at The Wantage Nursery since March 2016. I enjoy Dog walking in my spare time and have two dogs 'Hunny' the golden lab and 'Lulley' a working cocker spaniel.