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

Franchisee Relationship Manager

Nameet Virdee

Quality Assurance Officer

Katie Bowden

Digital Marketing Executive

Claire Lewis

Quality Assurance Officer

Mark Bates

Managing Director

Craig Stanley

Quality Assurance Manager

Natalie Healey

Quality Assurance Officer

Monique Crawford

Finance Administrator

Josh Smallwood


Laura Salmon

Quality Assurance Officer

Donna Townsend

Head of Early Years

Karen Tudor

Office Administrator

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