Since January 2017, we have had three of our wonderful Nursery Managers each meet their 5-year milestone in their Length of Service with Tops Day Nurseries.
Vicki Sedgwick – Tops Boscombe Nursery Manager
“I started with Tops Day Nurseries in 2012 as a Senior Practitioner and after 2 months in this role, I was promoted to the Mini Beasts Room Manager where I stayed until I went on maternity leave.
On my return from maternity leave, I was welcomed back with being appointed Deputy Manager and also took on the role as Health & Safety representative for the nursery after undertaking all of the necessary training provided by the company.
In May 2015 I was appointed Nursery Manager of the Boscombe Tops Day Nursery.
Tops Day Nurseries has been a fantastic employer to myself; within 4 years of being with the business I have been provided with phenomenal in-house training to help me achieve my career goals.”
Magda Zuber – Tops Bournemouth Nursery Manager
“I started at the Tops Day Nurseries Bournemouth setting in April 2012 as a Deputy Manager and was then promoted to Nursery Manager after 4 weeks of starting with the company due to my performance. In my current role as Senior Nursery Manager, I currently manage around 40 staff at this setting and support the management of three other nurseries located in the Bournemouth area.”
Ruby Saunders – Tops Winchester Nursery Manager
“I started working for Tops in February 2012 as a Level 3 practitioner in the Baby room. This was my first ever full-time role within a childcare setting. I also had the opportunity to complete my NVQ level 3 alongside working. I received a lot of support from my assessor and colleagues whilst working towards this qualification.
In September 2013 I had the opportunity to step up to room manager and also take on the Health and Safety representative role. Whilst being room manager to the Nest & Explorers room’s I started to work towards my Level 5 in advanced practice. In August 2016 I was promoted to Deputy Manager and have recently stepped up to manage the Winchester nursery whilst the manager is on maternity leave.
Since starting with Tops I have had so many different opportunities to develop myself as a practitioner and also progress in my career. I have enjoyed working with children of all ages and with such a great team. “
This length of service is a great accomplishment and shows that we strive to promote, develop and work with colleagues at Tops Day Nurseries.
Congratulations Vicki, Magda and Ruby!