Meet our lovely Flo’s nursery team members

Below you can read about our nursery team members.

Shilpa Bhatt

Shilpa Bhatt

Nursery Link Trustee

Shilpa has wealth of experience working in Early Years and community services and was Head of two Children’s Centres in Oxfordshire. Currently she leads the Apprenticeships Programme at a NHS Trust; inspires young people and promotes social mobility. She holds a postgraduate degree in science, has delivered training in different sectors and advocates equality. She lives in Oxford, has an allotment and loves cooking.

Tanja Fletcher

Tanja Fletcher

Nursery Manager (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Tanja has over 20 years’ experience working in Early Years in a wide range of settings including nurseries, pre-schools, children’s centres and a Foundation Unit in a primary school. Tanja holds a BA in Early Years Education and is a qualified Forest School Leader. Tanja loves going for long woodland walks, felting, doing woodwork and ‘tinkering’ and is passionate about sharing her deep love of the natural world with all children.

Del Davies

Del Davies

Deputy Manager (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

I have a childcare Level 3 qualification and over 20 years experience working with children in different settings, pre-schools, after school clubs, playschemes and many nursery settings. Throughout my childcare career I have achieved two ‘outstanding’ ratings from Ofsted which I am very proud of.
Working at Flo’s provides me with the opportunity to continue my passion to teach young children to flourish and grow.
I have a passion for recycling furniture, painting and decorating and going for long walks.

Sam Cox

Sam Cox

Senior Nursery Practitioner

I have over 20 years of experience working in Early years. I have a foundation degree in the Early years sector. Joining Flo’s will develop my love for outdoor exploring and learning with young children. I have a love for music. gardening, and old transport. I enjoy relaxing doing arts and crafts, e.g. cross stitch and knitting.

Angela Amezua

Angela Amezua

Nursery Practitioner, SENCo

I am a passionate learner of children’s development and a qualified Early years practitioner with 13 years of experience working with children aged 2-5 in Spain and the UK.
For the last 10 years of my career I have worked in an inspirational Montessori environment in deep contact with nature. I am interested in active pedagogies such as Montessori and Reggio Emilia. I studied at the Montessori Centre in London and attended an educational student trip in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Over the years I have worked on different learning projects based on children‘s interests and developed expertise in creating learning environments that promote children’s holistic development and learning.
I love being in nature, music and learning new things!

Nevin Yavaş

Nevin Yavaş

Nursery Assistant
Rukhsana Yaseen

Rukhsana Yaseen

Lunch Time Nursery Assistant

I like working with children. In my free time I like cooking, going for walks in the park and spending time with my family.

Zahra Rahimi

Zahra Rahimi

Nursery Assistant
Adriana Grau Oliver

Adriana Grau Oliver

Nursery Practitioner

Adriana is passionate about education and nature. With over 6 years of experience in Early Years settings and 17 years working with primary and secondary education in non-formal education, her interest in learning as a community process is always at the core. She has been engaged with several Youth organisations focussed on self directed learning and which contribute to the development of a fairer and more equal society. Adriana loves riding her bike, sewing and being in nature with her two children and friends.

Katryna Pastacaldi

Katryna Pastacaldi

Nursery Practitioner - Flo’s Forest School

I have 16 years of experience working with children and I have been a qualified Nursery teacher and SENCo for the last 12 years. I love thinking with my hands and engaging with all possible materials and techniques, from weaving to woodwork. I moved to Oxford from Italy with my family, and I now enjoy discovering this new home with my two children. I am really looking forward to joining the team and working at Barracks Lane garden soon!

Mae Peto

Mae Peto

Nursery Administrator

Mae grew up in Cowley, and is a local parent of two children. She likes cooking and going on nature walks with friends and her family, and looks forward to welcoming and assisting nursery families.