Family take over

On August 21st ownership of the nursery transferred from Toddle In Day Nursery Ltd to First Explorers Ltd. The company is a family run business from Newark. The new management team consists of Gillian Watson, David Watson, Susan Watson and Alison Thomas.

Gillian became a Nursery Nurse in a private day nursery and went on to train as an Early Years teacher. She has been an Early Years teacher for 12 years and spent some of that time as a consultant Early Years teacher in Brent, London. Her last teaching appointment was in Sleaford.

David and Susan are both retired teachers. David was a secondary school teacher for 33 years in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, and taught ICT and mathematics. Susan was an Early Years teacher in Newark for 20 years.

Alison is the Director of Equation which is a national charity based in Nottingham and promotes awareness of domestic abuse and violence in primary and secondary schools, and youth groups.

As family we have lots of experience in working with children and want to bring that experience to Toddle In and make it the best in Grantham – our intention is to provide a premium service and to enable all the children to get the best possible start.

We are passionate about early years education and enjoy working with children. We are looking forward to working together with the children, parents/carers and staff at Toddle In.