Our Team

Meet the team of highly trained nursery franchise professionals, who are more than happy to assist you with anything you might want to discuss. Call us today and a member of the team will readily answer all of your questions. We usually reply to our emails within 24 hours, so feel free to contact us by email if you prefer.

Discover more about our team

We’re proud to be a national franchise, with locations across the UK. But despite our growth over the past two decades, we proudly remain a family company at our heart. Three generations of the family currently work in the business, including father-and-son co-founder duo, Mark and Mike Bates.

Our family values are a key part of what we stand for as a brand – the reassurance parents feel when leaving their children in our hands is of the utmost importance.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our winning team of successful day-care businesses.

Mike Bates


Emma Grieve

Head of Franchise Relations

Claire Lewis

Early Years Support Officer

Paula Allison

Early Years Support Officer

Katie Bowden

Digital Marketing Executive

Sophie Jones

Franchise Development Manager

Mark Bates

Managing Director

Laura Salmon

Head of Early Years

Debbie Redfern

Early Years Support Officer

Declan Hoskins

Early Years Support Officer

Chloe Hardy

Franchise Support Officer

Monique Crawford

Finance Administrator

Nichola Patel

Early Years Support Officer

Josh Smallwood


Natalie Healey

Head of Franchise Operations

Nameet Virdee

Early Years Support Officer

Natalie Vaughan Prosser

Early Years Support Officer

Karen Tudor

Office Administrator

Anna Sadler

Franchise Sales Manager

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