Chief Operator Officer (COO) for Little Pioneers and Co-op Childcare (Part of the Midcounties Co-operative, UK). We are part of a family of businesses operated by the Midcounties Co-operative, our cooperative values are at the heart of everything we do, and we are proud to offer childcare with a real difference where families can trust us to go above and beyond, to make sure we are doing the best we can, not just for our children but their families and local communities too. I have over 30 years in the childcare profession, so I profile as having deep expertise in the field and I have a naturally caring, diligent, cautious and thorough approach to work.
I have been the COO for a little over 4-years and have had the pleasure of working at Midcounties Co-operative for 12-years, navigating through various childcare specific roles in-between. I am responsible for leading our overall strategic purpose, ensuring our business has robust operational controls to achieve our short- and long-term objectives. We operate 46 nurseries today but have ambitious plans to add to our estate over the next 5-years through new developments, merger and acquisitions and growing our strategic partnerships.