Our Practitioners – Caroline

When she was a teenager, Caroline Cummins was either going to join the army or come into childcare and thankfully for High Bank, she chose the latter!

Now 49, Caroline has worked in childcare for 30 years, including running her own business for 14 years, and joined High Bank in September 2020 as an Early Years Practitioner.

Now our baby room leader, she is responsible for the overall, day-to-day running of the room.

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Our Practitioners – Sophie

Sophie Arthur took the apprenticeship route into childcare and says this work-based learning approach was perfect for her.

She says: “I did voluntary work for children in Africa, so this gave me the incentive to go into childcare as a profession and after my apprenticeship at a school nursery I came to High Bank five years ago and haven’t looked back since.”

Sophie has worked in three of our four rooms and now is an Early Years Practitioners in babies.

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Top 20 nurseries

High Bank been named as one of the top 20 nurseries in the North-East of England for the fourth consecutive year – with parents highlighting the manner in which it handled the Covid-19 pandemic.

Based solely on reviews submitted by parents, we have been listed as a top 20 recommended nursey in the region by the UK’s leading day nurseries reviews website, Day Nurseries.

We topped the list in 2021 with a review score of 10 out of 10.

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