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Oxfordshire parents opening ‘micro nurseries’ in their own homes


Sep 5, 2022

Parents in Oxfordshire are tackling the childcare crisis which is sweeping the country, by opening ‘micro nurseries’ in their own homes.

Residents in the county are retaining as childminders and opening nurseries in their own homes as statistics show there been a 35 per cent increase in the number of nurseries closing down, due to the pandemic.

Mum of one, Jo Ingram from Watlington, previously held high-flying roles in biotech but she has now completed her early years training and just launched her own home nursery.

Oxford Mail: Jo IngramJo Ingram

She completed this change using Tiney, an education company which aims to recruit and train over hundreds of new childminders in the area over the coming months to relieve the current strain on families and childcare services in Oxfordshire.

She said: “I’m passionate about early years and making sure children have all the skills and experience they need to succeed once they start school.

“I’m really proud to have opened the doors to a new childcare setting in Watlington, especially at a time when demand for brilliant local childcare is so high.

“I think more people should consider what a career in childminding could bring; it’s an opportunity to run your own business, support local families, and make a genuine difference to the next generation.”

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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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