Meet our lovely Flo’s nursery team members

Below you can read about our nursery team members.

Mariam Iqbal

Mariam Iqbal

Nursery Link Trustee
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
Amna Edris

Amna Edris

Nursery Assistant
Adriana Grau Oliver

Adriana Grau Oliver

Nursery Practitioner - Flo’s Forest School Lead

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 work at the beautiful Barracks Lane garden site.

Shaheen Shujaa - coming soon!

Shaheen Shujaa - coming soon!

Nursery Practitioner - Flo’s Forest School

Shaheen will be joining us at Flo’s Forest School from April. Welcome to the team!

Please see below a message from her:

I have 19+ years of experience and a Foundation Degree in Early Years Education and have worked in a variety of settings across Oxford. I am very proud to have helped attain an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating whilst working as a Nursery Room Lead. I am passionate about enabling Early Years environments through the Reggio Emilia ethos, especially in the ‘great outdoors’. I enjoy reading, as well as experimenting with multimedia arts, particularly oil painting.

Topaz Tong

Topaz Tong

Nursery Administrator

Topaz lives locally in Florence Park with her husband, two children, and a dog. Topaz has spent over a decade in the service industry. She also volunteers with Scouts as an assistant leader, and with the Oxfordshire Cloth Nappy Library lending cloth nappies as part of the Oxford County Council’s Reusable Nappy Trial Scheme. In her spare time, Topaz enjoys singing, hiking, and solving puzzles.

Isha Young

Isha Young

Nursery Assistant (Supply Staff)
Henrietta Ussher

Henrietta Ussher

Nursery Practitioner (Supply Staff)
Robyn Brady

Robyn Brady

Nursery Assistant (Supply Staff)
Yukari Sato

Yukari Sato

Nursery Assistant (Supply Staff)
Anya Sochaka

Anya Sochaka

Nursery Assistant (Supply Staff)