Head of Oaktree Family Group
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. Still wanting to learn more Nicci completed her Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Portsmouth in 2019.
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.