I am Rosalie and I am the Nursery Director as well as dual Nursery Manager. I oversee and Manage both More2Riverside and More2Childcare. I am very capably assisted by a Deputy and Joint Third in Charges at Each Nursery.
I have over 22 years experience in childcare and knew this was the career for me at an early age when I volunteered at a Mother and Baby Group. Since then I have built up a broad knowledge of child development whilst working in other nurseries and learnt with some of the best local minds at the Pre-School Learning Alliance (the largest early years organisation in the UK). During my time in senior Management I have secured three Outstanding Grades during Ofsted Inspections. The latest was at More2Riverside in April 2022.
I have my level 3 qualification in pre-school practice, first aid, SEND qualifications and am the designated safeguarding lead. To complement my practice I am currently
To complement my leadership skills, I am currently studying with the University of Greenwich for a National Professional Qualification (NPQ): Early Years Leadership Framework.
I have been part of the group since 2016 and have been involved at every step with their growth and development. I was a Deputy Manager at another community nursery before I joined More2Childcare and having proved I can demonstrate and model best practice there, I was able to move across to More2Riverside to head it up, before being promoted to Nursery Director across both nurseries.
During my long nursery career I have worked locally with many children and families, it is really rewarding that some of those children are now coming to work with me as Apprentices.
Community is really important to me - I helped to set up the partnership with Young Mums Aid to help Mum's in need and More2Parents to provide support and friendship to our nursery families. Winning the Community Support and Working with Parents Award with Nursery World was the icing on the cake!
We're not stopping there - Ofsted is just one quality inspection tool but we are working on another with an external consultancy called Just Quality - it examines every area of our practice and encourages reflection and a cycle of continuous improvement across each nursery.
I live in Greenwich and have 3 children and a grandson. I love to travel to different parts of the world and to spend quality time with my family (and dog).