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Rosie Bennett

Nursery Manager

I am Rosalie and am the nursery manager at More2Riverside.

I have over 21 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). I have my level 3 qualification in pre-school practice, first aid, SEND qualifications and am the designated safeguarding lead.

I was a Deputy Manager 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.

During my long nursery career I have worked with a lot of 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!

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).