I’m Liz Hogarth. I thought you might like to know how my vision for Red Bus Nursery was born. As one of eight children and part of a very large extended family, I have always been passionately interested in working with children. It was not until I began search for childcare myself, for my daughter Chloe, that I became very disappointed with what was being offered in my locality. I was also surprised by the poor physical size and layout of many settings.
Spurred on by my experience, I undertook more structured research in the market. I was fortunate to find my own mentors: individuals already running outstanding nurseries; Early Years specialists in various organisations including local authorities and Ofsted.
My vision took shape but I still needed an excellent setting. I took to the property market to find the ideal building and location. There was nothing in the existing marketplace and so we have bought and renovated a superb building that entirely lends itself to the creation of excellent facilities for children.
Last but not least, I recruited the best, most passionate practitioners and together, as one team, we are creating a very special place for children – Red Bus Nursery and Pre-school, an environment that provides children with an excellent start on their journey through to school.