Francesca Avitabile

My name is Francesca and I am the Nursery Manager here in the Roehampton branch of Kateys Nursery & Pre-School. As our website says, Our Roehampton nursery is brand new, and has been designed with all the experience we have gathered from operating our “Outstanding” nursery in Kingston-upon-Thames over the past 12 years. We have created a truly exceptional environment for children, with learning and adventure at the heart of everything we do.

I am very proud to be Manager of our latest Nursery, having gained a wealth of experience from my time and various roles within Kateys Nursery & Pre-School’s other settings, including Deputy Manager, Kingston. In addition, I hold a Diploma in Arts (A-Level) in Italy, a Diploma in Child Care (NCFE – Level 3), a Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce (Level 3) and a Diploma in Leadership and Management for Health & Social care and Children and Young People’s Services (Level 5). I have a genuine passion for working with children.

I understand the role of a parent can be challenging at times, as well as of course, wonderful and joyous! Mine and my teams number one priority every day we walk through the Nursery doors, is to ensure your child’s happiness, to make them feel loved, and to make learning a fun, exciting and pleasurable experience. A place they come to achieve their milestones, and feel safe and valued.

I attend regular training courses and Manager forums to ensure my knowledge is always up to date with best practices, and the latest safeguarding policies… as do all of the staff who work here. I work closely with my team every day on being positive role models to the children, on being loving and friendly, and planning stimulating activities around the children’s current interests and individual learning stages.

During my time off I enjoy being outdoors, travelling and cooking.
My working days are Mondays to Fridays, from 8am to 6pm.