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

Tanja

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

Del

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.

Adriana

Adriana

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.

Miranda

Miranda

Nursery Practitioner

Miranda has over 10 years’ experience teaching English as an Additional Language, Primary (QTS) and Early years in the UK and abroad. She has a postgraduate degree in Education and is a qualified Yoga teacher. Miranda is now certain that alternative education and nature-connectedness are what really help children to flourish. She lives in the countryside and loves trees and meditation. She also likes to dance and write stories. She runs her tuition and yoga teaching business part-time and is training in Forestry Leadership and in passage rites at Wild Wise.

Natalia

Natalia

Nursery Practitioner

Natalia has been inspired by the vision of the child in Early Childhood Education for more than six years. In Spain she has been a researcher of new alternative and experimental methodologies. Patient and fun, democratic and with a passion for children, she loves art and bringing it into the classroom, observing creativity in its purest form.

Rukhsana

Rukhsana

Lunch Time 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.

Mar Nwe Aye

Mar Nwe Aye

Nursery Practitioner and Forest School Leader

Originally from Myanmar, Mar qualified as a Forest School Leader at Little Forest Folk: a chain of award winning outdoor nurseries in London. She became the first Forest School practitioner in Myanmar, and ran nature-based learning programs in Yangon prior to the 2021 military coup.
Mar has undertaken professional development on imaginative storytelling, adult/child interactions and helping children develop emotional regulation. She is currently undertaking a Diploma in Holistic Baby and Child Care (Steiner/Waldorf and Pikler approaches) at Emerson College. She is passionate about alternative education and holistic child development, and is a firm believer that not every classroom has four walls.

Helen

Helen

Nursery Administrator and SENCo

Michelle Hunter

Michelle Hunter

Nursery Supply Staff
Nighat Shan

Nighat Shan

Nursery Supply Staff
Randa

Randa

Nursery Volunteer
Laura

Laura

Nursery Volunteer

Laura is a Nature Nursery volunteer and a Flo‘s trustee. Prior to moving to Oxford to obtain her MBA at the Said Business School, Laura taught children ages 1 to 5 in early intervention and school settings. Laura holds a master’s degree in early childhood special education and loves exploring nature through the eyes of children!

Sakina

Nursery Volunteer - Student