Meet Cheryl – Managing Director

Find out more about why Cheryl Hadland founded Aspire Training Team after opening Tops Day Nurseries.

Cheryl Hadland founded Tops Day Nurseries in 1990 when she was 30 years old and a mother of 2 small boys. She had been a volunteer committee member and pre-school assistant in a playgroup with her 3 year old, whilst attending a pre-school leaders course. Cheryl decided that opening a day nursery that was open all day rather than just mornings was needed in the area, so she reduced her workload at her scuba dive centre and opened the first Tops Day Nursery, Tops Parkstone in Herbert Ave, Poole.

Cheryl has a passion for education not only of the pre-schoolers but for apprentices and adults, and it has been through the continuous professional development and lifelong learning of colleagues that the Tops Family of Day Nurseries has expanded in the way that it has, also holding the Investors In People Standard for 15 years and achieving Ofsted “Outstanding” and “Beacon Training Provider” for the quality of training provided through Aspire Training Team, for which she is the Managing Director and sole owner, as for Tops Day Nurseries.

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