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Winter Garden

Nest Rebrand Timeline

Classroom Furniture & Materials

Every classroom will be transformed with top of the line, solid maple craftsmanship pieces including tables, chairs, shelves, toys, and every day classroom supplies.

Done

Big Brave Blocks

Our jumbo blocks will ignite children’s imaginations encouraging learning, social development, movement, and of course fun! Click here to learn more about children’s development through big block fun. 

Done

Paint

All walls within the school will receive a fresh new coat of paint!

Winter 2021/2022

Flooring

Easy to clean vinyl-plank flooring will be installed throughout the school.

Winter 2021/2022

Outdoor Play Spaces

Our outdoor play spaces will be rich with plants and natural elements, exciting play themes, and physical challenges. Children can learn to assess risks and test their boundaries within an environment created with their safety, health, and skill-building in mind.

Winter 2021/2022

Interior Signage/Artwork

Beautiful artwork, classroom signs, and signs emphasizing our core values will adorn the interior of our school.

Winter 2021/2022

Exterior Signage

New exterior signage will ensure we can’t be missed!

Coming soon. Check back later for more details.

Digital Signage

Never miss a beat! Our digital displays outside classrooms and in our lobby will keep you up-to-date on weekly curriculum activities, school announcements, events, menus and more!

Winter 2021/2022

Security

We will be installing state-of-the-art security systems at the entrance and throughout our school to keep our children safe and provide parents peace of mind that their children are safe in our care.

Winter 2021/2022

Air Purifiers

Air purifiers using ActivePure Technology® will continuously clean and protect air and surfaces 24 hours a day, reducing 99.96% of airborne SARS-COV-2 viral partials as well as other viral contaminants.

Click here to watch a short video with more information on how this technology protects your child while in our care.

Done

Interior Renovations

Natural elements true to our brand will be carried throughout the design of our school. Our welcome area will become a warm and inviting space, and even our hallway spaces will receive fun Nest elements!

Spring 2022

The Nest Difference

We are proud to offer the highest quality early education program for families in the communities we serve. As you compare other daycare and childcare facilities, we invite you to come experience The Nest difference!

Meet Our Team

Liza Richard

Liza has been in early childhood education since 2000 and has held various positions throughout her career including: being a nanny, teacher and substitute teacher, mentor, and director. Liza loves to see children grow intellectually, specifically sharing an “Aha! moment” with them when they learn something new!

Liza lives with her husband, son, and cat in Winter Garden. A fun fact about Liza – she sneezes about 20 times when she is full, which happens a lot because her husband is a chef! Liza’s favorite childhood book is Amelia Bedelia because she loves how she takes her instructions very literally. As a child, she thought Amelia Bedelia was so funny, and now, she reminds her of her son because he tends to take things, well, literally! We are so happy to have Liza on our team.

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Lesley Arteaga

Lesley Arteaga has been in the early education field for about 20 years. She holds a CDA and a Director Credential!

She absolutely loves to nurture and guide children, so this is the perfect career path for her.

Lesley married her partner in 1997. Together the couple has two children, Hannah and Nathan. A fun fact about Lesley is that she was born and raised in PR. It is now also her favorite vacation spot. Her favorite childhood book is Two Old Potatoes. She said it helped her cope during a difficult period of time and loves it to this day! We absolutely adore having Lesley on our team!

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Erica Sapienza

Erica has been in early childhood education since 2010 and has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and a master’s in elementary education. Erica has served in many roles throughout her career, including: a teacher, director, regional director, curriculum writing, and human resources. Erica enjoys working one-on-one with children and watching them reach milestones. She also enjoys building relationships with staff and families.

Erica lives with her husband, son, twin girls, and her chocolate lab. In her spare time, she loves going to the beach and exploring the Disney parks. Erica is also an avid runner and has completed four marathons! Erica’s favorite childhood book is Dr. Seuss The Places You’ll Go because her parents gave it to her at her 5th grade graduation and it has been her inspiration to reach all her goals ever since. We are so grateful to have Erica on our team!