Katey Barrington

As a sibling of a large family I have always been around children. My career has developed in a range of settings from schools, play work, SEND and the Early Years.

We founded Katey’s Nursery & Pre-school in 2004 with a view to offering a high quality, fresh and nurturing Early Years experience, an inspiring environment and standard of care that I expected for my own children during their most fundamental years.

12 years on I am still working very much hands-on; I am responsible for the recruitment of all staff and the supervision of the Nursery Managers. I oversee the curriculum and it’s delivery in line with The Early Years Foundation stage.

I have always emphasised the importance of the outdoors for the children to experience nature, and the natural environment. Our daily outings and forest school opportunities provide the children access to stimulating outdoor environments where they are able to learn through play and real experiences within the local community.

I am incredibly proud of the multi-cultural quality of my team and of their hard work and dedication. The wonderful families we serve, support the creativity and the home from home experiences we provide every day.