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About Us

Hello and thank you for viewing our website

A warm welcome from the Nursery Manager, Lois Smith.

I have worked in Early Years settings for over 12 years since I first completed my Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education at Oxford college. I had always wanted a career within childcare, and it was during my placements in Early Years settings, that I developed a true passion for working within this sector.

When I secured my very first job as a Nursery Nurse back in 2009, my career progressed smoothly alongside my knowledge and determination. This led me to take a Nursery Mangers role in 2016 and I decided I wanted to progress my knowledge of Early Years deeper. So, I began completing a BA (Hons) in Childcare and Education with Oxford University and I proudly graduated in 2019.

I joined The Wigwam family in December 2020 as the Nursery Manager and I am truly excited to see what the future brings for me here!

And from the Owners

We are the husband and wife team, who have owned the Wigwam Day Nursery since September 2017.

Eamonn looks after the business side of things, while Urvashi, a highly qualified Early Years practitioner (Early Years, BA), focuses on ensuring our nursery maintains the highest standards.

Prior to acquiring Wigwam, we built a nursery business from scratch in Chiswick, West London. The quality of this setting was recently recognised by an Outstanding rating from Ofsted.

Our ethos is to develop a culture of continuous improvement, investing in our staff and creating a happy, well qualified and motivated team. This in turn creates a happy environment, where your child can grow and develop. We know if our children are happy, our parents will be happy. For details on our latest Ofsted report here at The Wigwam, click here.

We are always keen to hear from parents and available to chat in person at a time which suits you, please don’t hesitate to contact us at urvashi.oconnor@btopenworld.com

Urvashi & Eamonn O’Connor