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About Oaktree Family Group

About Oaktree Family Group

Our first day care setting opened in 2004, we now have a number of child care facilities including family groups that run from our centre and outlying locations.

We have a variety of day care setting to offer, with the Oaktree Family Group catering for children in an all year round nursery, all year round pre-school,  term-time pre-school and before and after school childcare.

We also offer a number of other child focused options, including sensory play sessions for families, carer and child.

We have a popular sensory room for hire and other visiting groups offering activities for younger children.

Room for Hire

We also have room hire options available within our family centre, please contact us for more information on room hire.

Serving the local and wider community









01. Experience

Our managers, team leaders, practitioners, playworkers and administration staff bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, giving you peace of mind that your child has the best possible experience in our care.

02. Professional

We pride ourselves on our ongoing staff training and professional development to ensure that not just our practitioners are enabled to reach their full potential, but that all our staff are.

03. Guarantee

Our guarantee to our parents, carers and children is to ensure that we do everything we can to enable your child to grow in a caring and nurturing environment and to keep parents updated on their childs progress.

04. Quality

We endeavour to bring first class support and service to our children, parents and staff, through open communications, information sharing and ongoing training.

Nicci Atkinson

Head of Oaktree Family Group

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Nicci Atkinson is the Head of Oaktree Family Group. She has worked in early years since 1996 with experience of working in many nurseries, a boarding school for children with autism, a Nanny for a child with additional needs and managing a nursery in Greece.

Nicci moved to Gosport in 2003 having previously lived in London. When she is not at work she enjoys having adventures with her two daughters, especially through water related activities.

Nicci started working for the company in 2004. When she started the Family Centre was a building site and she was employed as the Nursery Manager to establish a full day care. Nicci managed Dinky Ducks Day Care until 2010, when she then became the Operational Manager and in January 2017 Nicci became the Head of the company.

Nicci has an NNEB qualification and went on to achieve her Foundation Degree in Early Years Care and Education in 2009. Nicci values the importance of continual professional development and continued her studies achieving a first class BA honours in Education and training studies in 2011. She then went on to complete the Early Years Professional Status in 2012. Nicci is currently in her second year of her Masters in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Portsmouth.

Nicci is passionate about early years and working in partnership with families and practitioners to achieve the best outcomes for all the children in our community.