Dear Parents and Carers,

I would like to welcome you to our nursery.

I am delighted and proud to be the Director of Operations for Auckland House Day Nursery, Auckland College and Pepperberry Day Nursery. Over the years I have had the pleasure of working alongside Mr and Mrs Akaraonye the Owners and Founders of both nurseries and the Independent school Auckland College who have a wealth of experience in educating young people and who have been my mentors from the very beginning.

I have started my journey working for the company in 2011 when Pepperberry Day Nursery was first opened. Our vision is that all the children in our care will Learn, Enjoy and Flourish in our caring, nurturing and stimulating environment. Having worked for over 12 years directly with children and families and as a Director for Quality Assurance I am fully committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning across all our settings. The quality of our provision is of paramount importance to us. We provide care and education well beyond the norm to ensure that children in our care benefit from the highest standards because we believe every child deserves the best that can be provided. Both our nurseries and Auckland College are fully committed to quality provision.

As a parent, I understand that finding the right childcare setting is one of the hardest jobs we must do (this does not get any easier when it comes to choosing a school, as I have recently experienced), therefore I work closely with the Nursery Owners and Directors to continually assess and improve the quality of provision, develop the nursery, from investing in the nursery resources, equipment and the learning environment, to the learning experiences that we provide and of course the staff team as well as looking at different ways in which we can get our parents involved in the life of the nursery, share information regarding children’s well-being and development and constantly seeking feedback from our parents and staff and looking at ways to improve the service. I also work closely with the Management and the Staff team to ensure that we provide the best early years care and education for all the children in our care.

We are committed to working respectfully with children and families in ways that value the diversity of the community we serve and provide a continually improving environment which enables children to develop their full potential and we pride ourselves in being at the heart of our community and establish close partnership working with all our parents and carers. As a parent, as well as an childcare professional, I firmly believe that children are never too young to learn the value and joy of helping others, and believe that children learn this by watching their immediate carers like their parents, teachers and friends, therefore over the years I have worked with the Management Team to support different charities and raise awareness of these amongst our children and parents. I believe that when we take the time to demonstrate we care, we demonstrate the fact there are still plenty of good people left in this world and I am committed to sharing these core values with the children and pupils in our care through the experiences and learning opportunities we offer in both our nurseries and our school.

Thank you for choosing Auckland House Day Nursery as a next step in your child’s education and I look forward to meeting you and your little ones and offering you the support, guidance and reassurance required to embark onto your journey at our setting.