Nat Ayadi: Crosspool Wise Owls

About Nat: 

  • 30 years early years experience 
  • A lover of outdoor play & adventures 
  • Avid foodie & cook
  • Easy accessible location close to parks & woodlands 
  • S10 5GG location

About me

I am an early years professional with 30 years experience  in the early years working mostly in nurseries and pre-schools. Having my own home-based childminder service is a dream come true. I am looking forward to having lots of fun learning adventures with the children in my care!

I am truly passionate about the well-being of children. I enjoy having positive interactions with them and teaching them something new. I enjoy listening to and observing children as they play, hearing them laugh and building trusting relationships with them and their parents.

As a keen cook, I love seeing children enjoy healthy, nutritional food. Cooking and the enjoyment of food is one of my passions so expect your child to be given lots of opportunities to learn and explore foods and to be hands-on with fruit and vegetables. My intention is to instil a love of healthy eating for life!

I am a friendly and trustworthy person. I love co-exploring with children, which is easy to do in Crosspool as I have an abundance of local green spaces nearby.

8am - 6pm
3 children to 1 adult
Joined us in 2022
Hot meals provided
From £5.75 per hour


I live in Crosspool which is close proximity to Lydgate Park, Sheffield Botanical gardens, Weston park and Rivelin Valley, just to name a few. I feel blessed to live so close to so many green open spaces

We are walking distance to:

  • Broomhill Library
  • The Crosspool Owl
  • Western Park Museum
  • Local Crosspool shops

No doubt the Crosspool owl, the tawny owl that lives in an Ash tree closeby, will be a regular bird-spotting outing for the children to encourage a curiosity and wonderment in the nature all around us.

I am conveniently situated close to 2 Sheffield hospitals: Hallamshire & the Children’s Hospital. Sheffield University is also close by. 

The local school/s I drop off and pick-up from are: Lydgate pre-school, primary and junior. 


About my home setting

I have organised my home to be a nurturing, calm space for children to be, with a good range of toys and play resources that can be chosen based on their interests.

  • Quiet teepee reading area
  • Home corner for imaginative play
  • Mark making area
  • Maths area
  • Tough spot – different activities including tactile sensory experiences.
  • Music area to explore sounds
  • Baby mat with soft toys

A word from @Home Childcare

Crosspool Wise Owls Childcare is a calm home-from-home setting where the well-being of children is the key focus. With the wealth of experience Nat has working in the early years, you can trust your child will be in safe, nurturing hands. Recommended!

Services offered

Food offer: Nutritious home-cooked balanced meals  including breakfast, lunch & snacks. Allergies catered for. Halal &  vegetarian/vegan available.

Available for: Mondays – Thursdays full day & out-of-school care. Fridays – after school only.

Examples of activities: Making playdough with children, arts and crafts, baking experiences, singing and dancing time using visual aids, outdoor scavenger hunts, story times, sand/water play, dressing up & yoga (cosmic kids)

Driver: No, I prefer to walk with children 

Language spoken: English & Arabic. Happy to care for children with different home languages 

School runs to/from: Lydgate Primary 

Nat's unique features

  • Mature & authentic – tons of experience in early years
  • Degree in early years
  • Friendly, caring approach
  • Homely environment
  • Believes in real partnership working with parents and carers
  • Strong links with the local community

Nat's Coronavirus Safety Precautions

I have carried out a full Covid-19 risk assessment on my setting. Regular hands-washing is part of our routine, as well as wiping down all toys/ books, surfaces etc regularly wiped down. I follow the government’s Covid-19 guidelines for my setting.

Nat's inspection reports

Nat is due to be registered in June 2022. Her first inspection will take place one year after her registration. 

@Home Childcare’s Quality Pledge

Our registered educators provide the very best care and education to children because they are trained to the highest standards and regularly supported to ensure quality continually improves. 

Our quality pledge is our quality guarantee to parents. You can be assured that all of our educators have the following:  

  • Ofsted approved childcare
  • DBS checked
  • References & Ofsted checked
  • Household members, if any, are fully vetted
  • Health approved by a GP
  • Fully insured
  • Paediatric First Aid certified
  • Safeguarding children certified
  • Complies with the mandatory childcare standards
  • Regular outdoor learning for children
  • Safe & clean house regularly risk assessed
  • Appropriate and safe toys/equipment
  • Sufficient space for numbers of children allowed
  • Inspected every year to check quality
  • Regular monitored and supported by specialist inspectors
  • Regularly updates specialist knowledge & skills with on-going training
  • Accepts childcare vouchers, tax-free childcare, student finance etc
  • Transparent invoicing & easy payment methods

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