Manager of the Month – Sarah Smith 

Which Tiptoes nursery do you work at and what is your role?

I am a Nursery Manager at Tiptoes in Bricknell Avenue, West Hull. I am also the Senior Manager at Tiptoes Day Nurseries.

How long have you worked at Tiptoes?

I have worked at Tiptoes for 7 years.

What does your day-to-day job entail?

My primary role is to ensure the smooth running of the nursery. I make sure that staff to child ratios are maintained, I work with the nursery nurses to see that children are cared for to a high standard and that activities are planned and carried out for children that promote their development. I talk to parents and support them with any queries they may have. I work alongside other managers and owners to ensure that Tiptoes as a whole is running well.

What do you like most about your job?

The thing I like most is supporting the staff in ensuring that they are providing the best for the children. Of course, the lovely cuddles from the children are an awesome part of my job too!

How do you like to spend your spare time?

I spend my spare time enjoying days out, meals out, cinema. I spend time with my husband, family and friends.

Tell us a funny fact or story about yourself …

To celebrate our first birthday at Bricknell we had a beach party theme, but it was raining so we decided to have the paddling pool inside for the children to play in. When it came to tidying it away, I was only one in the room so I picked it up thinking I would be able to empty it by myself. Unfortunately, it didn’t go to plan. Water went everywhere! The children thought it was hilarious when they discovered the room was flooded and me, soaked to the skin!