Meet the Manager

Hayley Downing is Nursery Manager at Robins Nursery where she is passionate about providing the very best experiences for children.

Since joining Hayley has worked on initiatives to enhance Robin’s garden and indoor learning areas. Hayley has implemented exciting learning experiences for the children including welly walks, music and swimming lessons. Hayley has also introduced new training programmes for Robins’ team members to support them in their professional development.

Hayley said: “We work together as a team to provide the very best environment for all our children to thrive. We believe passionately about learning through play and in listening to every child. This ensures we provide fun and tailored educational experiences, in a wonderfully happy environment that has a family feel.”

Hayley has a wealth of experience having worked in the childcare industry for more than 18 years. Hayley was formerly manager at Teddies Nursery in Newport, which is also part of the Dean Close Nurseries group. Hayley has a Level 5 Management qualification in Childcare and Education and in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

Hayley is mum to two boys and spends most of her free time cheering them on at their local football matches. Hayley is also passionate about healthy eating and cooking. Hayley enjoys running and is taking part in a Couch to 5k training programme.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR?

Yellow.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ANIMAL AND WHY?

Tortoise, I have a tortoise called Harri.

WHAT DID YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT SCHOOL?

I loved PE and English.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD? 

Lasagne.

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?

I enjoy all types of sports. I love being with my family, reading and travelling to different places. I also really enjoy cooking and walking in the countryside.