Our Family


Thank you for your interest in Learning Playground-OC daycare, my name is Nicole.  Opening a small and meaningful home daycare is a dream come true for me and my family.  It allows me to be the hands-on mother I’ve always envisioned while offering families a safe and loving environment for their children to grow happy and healthy.

My experience with childcare began early when my mother started a daycare in our home.  She has always inspired me and sparked my interest in opening my daycare.  I continued with childcare when I became a nanny.  I’ve enjoyed being a nanny for over ten years to several great families.  The experience and perspective I gained throughout those years is priceless and gave me great confidence when starting my own family.  I am also a certified personal trainer and have a great passion for nutrition and cooking.  I like to incorporate my knowledge of exercise and healthy eating into everyday lessons kids can enjoy.

Meet my family…

My wonderful husband Steve, is a firefighter in Long Beach and our children Audrey and Torin.