Woodlands Ave Nursery

Our Millie's House Nursery & Pre-School – New Malden is a 70 place day nursery for 3 months to 5 year olds. The nursery is spread across 3 floors with a separate pre-school class room based in our lovely and secure walled garden. We are situated on the corner of a quiet residential road, there are excellent parking facilities, local bus routes just a stones throw away and it is also equidistant to Norbiton and New Malden train stations.

Also as part of our curriculum we have a Forest school, this is an activity for 3 plus year olds to develop and encourage an awareness and appreciation of our natural world. The sessions are run by trained in-house Forest School Teachers to allow our little explorers to discover, interact and understand the ever-changing natural world within the realm of small nearby forests. More information on the nursery or forest school is available via the on-line brochures or directly from the nursery manager.

Nursery Manager
I joined Millie’s House in June 2017 and immediately fell in love with this nursery and the potential to make this the best nursery in New Malden.
I have been fortunate in my career to have had really enjoyable and different experiences in managing settings. My previous management role was for an 86 place setting in East Sheen, over three floors and with a roof garden. Within one year of being there, I moved the nursery from a satisfactory rating to a Good with Ofsted. Prior to my appointment at East Sheen, I was proud to have worked at my Guildford setting for eight years, developing it to an Ofsted rated Outstanding setting.
I joined the Childcare and Learning Group in 2004 as a nursery practitioner before working up to Deputy Manager and then Manager, studying on the side to gain my BA Hons in Early Years Management and Leadership as well as Early Years Professional Status. I have over 16 years’ experience working with children and I love managing and leading teams to create beautiful quality learning environments for children.

Regional Manager
I commenced the role of Regional Manager for Childcare & Learning Group in August 2018, having previously been the Area Manager since January 2016. This followed many years working as the Nursery Manager at Castle Nursery & Preschool at our Markenfield setting.
During my time as manager, I completed my B.Ed. in Early Years and then went on to complete my Masters in Early Years. Early childhood education and care has always been very important to me and a job I love. This grew even more when I had my own two children. There is nothing like having two children of your own go through child care settings to really put into focus the incredible responsibility and importance of our roles. My love of early years and parenting is what drives me to ensure we are delivering quality to the children in our settings.

Operations Manager
As the Operations Manager for Childcare & Learning Group, I oversee Cranbrook Independent Nursery & Pre-School, Working Mums Daycare & Pre-School, Castle Nursery & Pre-School, Millie's House Nursery & Preschool and Anglo-Spanish Nursery School.
I have worked in the childcare industry for more than 30 years and have two children of my own. Prior to being Operations Manager, I worked as a Nursery Manager in the Cranbrook group of nurseries, having originally started as a Nursery Practitioner.
As Operations Manager I am accountable for the development of each nursery. I ensure they are equipped with the manpower, expert knowledge and training required to ensure compliance with a range of legislation and best practice. This enables all children to develop in a safe and secure environment and to reach their full potential. I love the challenge of the role, and most importantly I relish contributing to your child’s happiness.