Meet our team

Oak House Nursery was born in 2005, established by qualified nursery and infant teacher Ann Waez. With both UK and international experience, Ann had gained extensive experience in the childcare sector before settling as head of a nursery unit in Derby for 16 years.

Oak House Nursery prides itself on being a family run business led and managed by a mother and daughter team, both of whom are involved in the day to day running of the nursery.

Our work has one clear focus: your child’s individual needs. In order for us to support your child’s development in the best possible way we employ people with different skillsets & experience.

The staff at Oak House are commited to continuing professional development which enables them to provide inspiring environments for our children and maintain professional competance .They have developed excellent partnerships with parents,other professionals and local schools to ensure our children make the best possible progress and make smooth transitions when they are ready for their next stage of education.




B.Ed Hons – Nursery /Infant

(Qualified Teacher Status)

Nottingham University

Early Years Professional Status

Level 5 CMI Management





B.A Hons in Communication/Language

Manchester Metropolitan University

NVQ LEVEL 3 in Childcare

Level 5 CMI Management

Lamda Qualifications in Public Speaking  and Drama

The most valuable resource in any setting is the group of adults. The adults are here to take care, support and to teach they do this though observing and interacting.

We ensure that our adults receive training so that they can support learning while the children are engaged in play, they know the children very well and have a sound understanding of child development. This ensures that the adults enhance and extend the learning at the appropriate level for each unique child. The children become involved in activities of their choice. The adults observe the children carefully, join them, and engage in quality interactions to move the learning on, they “teach” through modelling, suggesting, providing vocabulary or resources, explaining or encouraging. In this way, if a child encounters a challenge, then they will not give up. Rather they will be supported to persevere, overcome the challenge and move forward in their learning.