I am a qualified Early Years teacher with Early Years Professional status who has over 22 years of experience in working with young children.

When I left teaching to open the nursery in 2003, my vision was simple and very clear – to provide a warm, caring and secure environment for children where they could learn, grow and above all have fun every day, offering a ‘home from home’ atmosphere for all children.

As a mother of two children myself, I am fully aware of the dilemmas parents face when placing their child into day-care. Whatever your reason for opting for day-care, most parents , whilst wanting their children to learn and progress – above all want their child to feel happy, develop confidence, make friends and enjoy themselves.

At Valentines Nursery, we offer all of the above and more. It is our aim to ensure that each child within our care is afforded the best opportunities we can possibly give them to flourish and shine. Childhood is such a short-lived and precious time yet it is the most formative in shaping futures. It is imperative that we try to do our best to ‘get it right’ and maximise the life potential of the little citizens we care for, regardless of their starting points when they join us.

Valentines Nursery supports all children, to develop within a loving environment where British values are nurtured from a young age so that they can grow to be strong, confidant, sociable individuals with an instilled enthusiasm for life-long learning.

The children, when they leave us, move on with all of the above but most of all with the memories of some of the best days of their young lives so far. It is a well-known fact that children learn best when they are interested and are having fun with what they are doing. Our aim is to make the best of every single day – to make every day count!

Ruby Patel, Manager (BA Hons, PGCE, EYPS)