Q&A with Sarah, Deputy Manager

2 Jan 2024

Q&A with Sarah, Deputy Manager

We recently caught up with Sarah, Deputy Manager at our Kiddi Caru Day Nursery and Preschool in Burgess Hill.

At Grandir UK, we believe that a career in early years is one of the most important and rewarding careers you can build. The earliest years of a child’s life can be transformative and builds the foundations not just for school, but for the rest of their life.

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Read on for our Q&A with Sarah Bowers:

What inspired you to work in early years?

“My Mum to start with, I have always loved the idea of looking after children and after progressing my career in Early Years, my interest in the developmental side of childcare has shone through.”


When did you start your journey with us?

“I started in January 2017 as a Bank staff member whilst studying at college, I loved it, so I decided to become a full-time apprentice!”


What do you really enjoy about your role?

“I enjoy training and inducting new staff members when they begin their journeys. Watching children succeed in something you have been working on with them is also something that is so rewarding.”


What is a typical day like in your role?

“Each day I arrive at nursery and greet the children and throughout their time with us I help to provide our daily care, where I also plan and extend activities.”


What is the most rewarding part of your job?

“When a child achieves their next development steps with your help.”


Do you have any advice to anyone thinking of starting a career in childcare?

“Do it! Take the time to complete the extra training, listen, and act on your instincts.”


What career benefits are there in working for Grandir UK?

“The various training options that we provide. Including the Ignite/Leap training, online training, inductions, and regular beneficial staff meetings. There is always room and the opportunity to improve your skills.”


What career ambitions do you still wish to fulfil?

“Learning more about safeguarding and my role as a Deputy, and to complete Leap training in the future to push myself further.”


What did you do for your wellbeing day?

“My parents and I had a lazy morning, we met for lunch and then went to the cinema, we also did a bit of Christmas shopping together.”


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