Hi, I’m Natalie and I have over 15 years experience in Early Years and joined the team at Premier Lodge in August 2010 as Deputy Manager; becoming the Manager in 2011. My role means a lot to me, the ethos of a home from home environment shines through and throughout my time here I have been lucky enough to work with lots of children and their families, building on our parent partnerships and striving to implement new and exciting initiatives. I hold a Level 5 qualification In Early Years Leadership and Management and have attended many short courses through the Local Authority. I enjoy training as it means we keep our practice current and ensures that we continue to grow and develop all areas within the Nursery which supports children’s outcomes. Child protection is also a key focus of mine. The Safeguarding and Welfare of young children is something that I strive for, I chair the Safeguarding Networking Forum for Bexley for Managers, Designated Persons and Childminders each term. I am a Mummy and enjoy spending time with my Family and friends, running and visiting the coast and costal walks. My Son attends the Nursery and has flourished since he started here when he was 7 months old. I am aware that starting Nursery can be an anxious time for parents, but hope that you feel at ease when you come and visit us and meet our friendly and dedicated team. I am always around in the Nursery rooms, greeting parents, taking part in circle times and seeing what exciting activities the children are getting up too. It is Important for me that I get to know all of the children and families here at the Nursery. I am committed to establishing and maintaining effective partnerships. I will look forward to welcoming you and your child to Premier Lodge Day Nursery and supporting them on their first steps into Nursery.