The Oval Childcare Nursery will aim to make parnets, carers and children feel welcome and safe within a homely, friendly environment providing families with a high quality of care and education using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
A Little About us
The Oval nursery has been open now for 5 years and has the Ofsted rating GOOD. Before opening the nursery here at Newtown, Tracey began the business as a childminder at home, looking after her grandson.
Business soon began to grow and Tracey had to employ more and more staff .
As the childminding business out grew the home, therefore we decided to move into a nursery provision and so we become The Oval Childcare Nursery here at The Newtown Recourse Centre.
Our opening sessions are Monday – Fridays 7am – 6pm and parents have the options of either needing full or half days. The Oval Nursery has a flexible approach and will try to accommodate parents needs.
Meet the Team
Hi I'm Tracey, the owner of the Oval Childcare. I have worked with Children all of my adult life from working on the children's wards at north tees to being a Home Visitor for Sure Start visiting children in the community. But so far my favourite part place to be is the Oval and I am so proud of what we have achieved here! You will often find me singing songs to the children and that's what I do best! In my spare time I love following the Boro to both home and away matches.
Hi I'm Abigail. I have been part of the Oval since it began back in 2011. Since then, I am now a fully qualified Nursery Nurse and have completed an Early Childhood Studies degree. I am the Designated Safeguarding Lead at Nursery which means I am the nominated person to help the Nursery Safeguard our children. I am here to support parents so please ask for me if there is any help you need!
My favourite part of nursery are the cosy reading areas. I love how the children snuggle up for a book and this is really important for their development so is something we should all be doing with our children at home!
Hi I'm Chloe. I am Deputy Manager at nursery and the Special Needs Co-ordinator. I really enjoy this role as I am here to help the parents and support the children. I work in all different rooms at nursery but my favourite part of working here is watching every child's journey from starting with us in the baby room or toddler room, then becoming independent and school ready by the time they leave us for school.
In my spare time I love spending days out with my partner and little girl.
HI, My name is Carolyn. I am NNED qualified Nursery Nurse. I have 35 years experience working in nurseries. I have a husband and 2 Children. In my spare time I enjoy going on walks, holidays and spending time with my family and friends.
Hi, My name is Sam I have over 20 years experience working in nurseries as a nursery nurse. I have worked for the Butterwick Hospice and on the community but have decided to get back into nurseries. I love being part of the Oval team, My favourite part of nursery is the construction area. I love to see what the children can make using their imagination.
Hi, my name is Diane better known as DI. I have my level 3 in childcare and have 13 years experience which I gained training with SBC - Sure Start. I took 2 years out of working to look after my 2 grandsons. In my spare time I enjoy spending it with my lovely family.
My name is Sarah, I have my NVQ level 3 in childcare and 17 years experience of working in a nursery. I have 2 children who are 5 and 8 years old. In my spare time, I love going on family outings and spending time with friends and family. The part of my role that i enjoy the most is supporting the children to achieve their full potential.
Hi, my name is Tilly and I have recently completed my Level 3 apprenticeship here at the Oval making me now a Level 3 Nursery Nurse and have a full time job here now,. This is my first job in childcare. in my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends and little nephew Bobby. My favourite part of nursery is helping the children develop their learning and watching them grow.
Hi, My name is Gemma, I completed my Level 3 NVQ here at the Oval qualifying as a Nursery Nurse. I love the outdoors and enjoy weekends away with my husband in our caravan.
Hi, My name is Andrea a nursery assistant working towards my Level 3 NVQ. I have 2 children and enjoy going camping and being outside. I have been part of the Oval team since 2016 and have watched the nursery grow into what it is today. I love spending time in the nursery garden and love getting involved with the children playing in the mud kitchen.
Hi, My name is Zoe. Previously working as a dance teacher. I've always loved working with children so i applied for a job here at the Oval to seek a new challenge. I am really excited to develop my knowledge further by completing my NVQ in Childcare. I am a huge Disney fan and look forward to taking my little boy there as soon as we can!
Hi, My name is Sophie I previously worked with young people in different social care settings before I joined the team here as a nursery assistant. My children attended the nursery first and I loved the family atmosphere and could see how much the girls progressed., so when the job opportunity came up i just felt it was perfect for me. I have now started my Level 2 NVQ.
Hi, My name is Megan i started at the Oval in September 2020 as an apprentice working toward my NVQ Level 3 to become a qualified nursery nurse. I am currently working in the baby room and really enjoying it! in my spare time I like to go for walks and spend time with my family.
Hi, My name is Charlotte i am currently working at the Oval Childcare as an apprentice working towards my NVQ to become a nursery nurse. My favourite part of nursery is watching the children in the garden, helping them climb the climbing frame and interacting with them in the md kitchen.
Hi, My name is Nieve. I have recently passed my Level 3 NVQ to be a nursery assistant and now I am working towards my NVQ Level 3 to become a nursery nurse. I have been working at the Oval for over a year now and love working with all the children, helping them to learn and have fun. I love been part of this team at the Oval.
Hi, My name is Catherine. I work here as the chef making delicious home made meals. I have worked for 32 years in catering. I love making cakes and biscuits with the children and love watching them clear their plates. in my spare time i look after my grandchildren and love travelling.
A very big thank you to you for all the care and understanding you have showed E when he started nursery. Thanks to this wonderful experience with you he has thrived at school nursery and is raring to go into school reception class. Wishing you all every success for the future.
Thank you so much for helping E to blossom into a clever the clever little girl she is now. She is certainty going to miss you all. Lots of love
Thank you all for caring for L over the last 2 years, your kindness, patience and passion shows in everything you do. its remarkable how much she has learnt and developed. Lots of love
I just want to thank you for helping me grow. From the tips of my fingers right down to my toes. I have had lots of fun making new friends, playing laughing and learning throughout the year. from cold winter morning to hot summer sun, thanks for my learning now my journey has begun.