About us

Eden Gardens Childcare is run by Nana Arslanian-Scott and Jane Thomas, who have more than 20 years of experience between them in looking after children of all ages and providing a nourishing and safe environment.

Their aim is to encourage a creative and fun atmosphere where young people are free to grow and learn however much time they spend with them. They've brought in their own specialist resources and equipment to build on existing facilities at Southcroft Church in south London.

Nana and Jane have built up an impressive range of skills, qualifications and expertise in EYFS, Connexions, careers counselling, IAG, youth offending teams, Pacey facilitating, nannying, long-term unemployed programmes, child-minding, Esol, basic skills, SEN/LDD, Art & Design, voluntary, charitable roles and much more.

All of this experience will be used during Eden Gardens events and projects, so you can trust your children will be in experienced, dedicated and professional hands.

Relevant qualifications

Cache Diploma Level 3
Paediatric First Aid
NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Advice and Guidance
Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance Counselling
Btec HND in Screen Printing & Surface Design
Art & Design Foundation Course
Basic Skills/Esol Literacy teacher

Paediatric first aid
BBTS  PT Youth Work qualification
7407 City & Guilds Teaching Certificate
CTP Certificate in Training Practice
A Levels in Psychology and Communications
Business Diploma
BSc Social Science

Our holiday club supervisor Tamara has Cache Level 3 Diploma, paediatric first aid and Level 2 Food Safety qualifications. She is a first year student on Roehampton’s primary school teaching programme working towards qualified teacher status and a religious education specialism.

Tamara has extensive experience working with a range of children and young people, in primary schools, nurseries, babysitting, private and statutory organisation, and has also foster caring experience. She enjoys creating opportunities for learning filled with fun activities and is a talented photographer.