I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you on behalf of the children, staff and Directors of Lemongrove Nursery! I trust that our website will give you an informative account of the nursery, with a glimpse of the extracurricular activities provided for our little learners. If not, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the details on the site for further information.
My name is Gizem Karaoglan and I am tremendously proud to be the Childcare Manager at Lemongrove Nursery.
I began my journey at Lemongrove as a ‘student on placement’ during my studies in September 2012. Success both in college and practical placement had given me a secure foundation with which to pursue a degree in this field. Fast forward three years, I obtained a bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Early Years Education and accomplished my dream of leading and managing. This included being a Room Leader, Lead Practitioner, Deputy Manager, to now the Childcare Manager.
A wide range of experience throughout the education sector gave me a true insight of providing high quality teaching and learning experience for both our current and future children. The pedagogical approach that influenced me stemmed from the belief that creativity is ‘made possible’ when children broaden their curiosity and are actively involved in their own learning. This means that through creative teaching, we inspire lifelong learning, germinating the seed that is their potential.
Our aim is to ensure that our ‘clients’, both children and parents’ feel connected, involved and informed with their child’s developmental milestones, both academic and pastoral.
We understand that starting a new nursery can be daunting; that the transition period can be both exciting and nerve racking. However, at Lemongrove, effective parent partnership is of paramount importance. Our early educators provide a nurturing environment that is supportive, dedicated and motivated to help the process of settling in to be as smooth as possible.
Nevertheless, in the heart of Lemongrove Nursery, we are committed to provide a magical journey to foster an excellent start to early years education.
As Walt Disney states “if you can dream it, you can do it”.