How was Little Dots Daycare North Leigh Born?
We are Lynsey Morris and Clair Way, sisters who are both extremely passionate about how important the early years are in childhood development. We know that offering an education that is both structured and fun, results in children becoming confident, happy and inquisitive individuals by the time they are ready for school. This is the reason we founded Little Dots Daycare, a nursery & pre-school education establishment based in Witney, Oxfordshire in 2012.
Unfortunately Nanny Kitchen can’t cook at both Little Dots so she’s based in our Witney Nursery, but we have an onsite cook in our North Leigh kitchen and she prepares the same menu as Witney, all freshly made daily.
Three years later in 2015, we expanded Little Dots Daycare Witney to allow more places to be offered in line with demand.
Five years on from the original opening – we were given the opportunity to take over a recently closed nursery five miles away from Witney & Eynsham, conveniently located off of the A40, enabling Little Dots to expand the ethos and facilities that were enjoyed in Witney, to another site that had its own identity and strengths…. Welcome…..Little Dots Daycare North Leigh 2018.
Little Dots Daycare North Leigh is located in the most beautiful and tranquil setting of the Eynsham Park Estate, which is 5 miles away from the original Witney nursery.
Children attending Little Dots North Leigh will be surrounded by plants and animals, making them more aware of the changing seasons, parents too, because approaching the nursery down the sweeping drive, you are greeted by beautiful views, sheep grazing, squirrels foraging, rabbits gambolling and lots of pheasants!
The brooding Eynsham Hall is nearby, which is rich in the history of mining and architecture and lends another dimension to teaching the Early Years curriculum.
With grounds worthy of any children’s classic literature story, that has exciting nooks and crannies and stunning water features, we felt this was the ideal environment for children to unleash their imaginations and learn through exploration and play. Not to mention the fresh air to tire them out!
Clair has a BTEC National Diploma in Caring Services (nursery nursing) and a Foundation Degree in Early Years Development, she has most recently gained her NVQ Level 3 as a Forest School Leader and Forest School First Aid.
Clair has over 25 years experience of caring for and developing young children, from working as a private Nanny and then moving into nursery provision, the most recent being as Manager for an Oxfam workplace nursery.
Clair is extremely passionate about child care and recognises the importance of her own professional development to be able to continue to offer high quality care. Clair has attended many courses to enable her to be responsive to the individual needs of children and to know how to provide an effective learning environment. Clair is also one of our designated safe guarding leader’s at both settings.
At the age of 18 Lynsey moved to New Jersey to become a Nanny for 2 young children for a year. Her career then developed into sales management before having her son in 2008, when she returned to Oxfordshire. Lynsey was made redundant so decided to become a full time mum.
Lynsey believes that her management experience and Clair’s child care knowledge makes them the perfect team for creating a new and exciting childcare facility for the town of Witney.
In 2015 Lynsey welcomed her second child into her family, who attended LittleDots right from the baby room until leaving pre-school to start school.