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Our Team

large_Jacqui & Mason.jpgJacqui Mason - Proprietor

The Orange Tree Day Nurseries are owned and run by Jacqui Mason. With over 30 years experience in the childcare sector Jacqui opened her first nursery in 2013.  She has created very special environments that nurture and stimulate children during their formative years.

"Children leave our nurseries feeling very happy, emotionally secure,confident and extremely inquisitive. They are able to move to school with the ability to self-manage and to ask questions to find out what they need to know".

You will want to know you are leaving your child in safe hands so let me share with you a little about me.

“Many many years ago I started as a trainee nursery nurse and since then have held a variety of positions including Nursery Manager, Regional Manager, Training Co-Ordinator, Head of Operations, Project Manager.  I then became Managing Director of a group of 15 nurseries with a Cache accredited Training Academy.

Until recently I was Chairperson for the Derbyshire branch of the National Day Nurseries Association working strategically with Local Authorities influencing  decisions that affect the childcare sector.

​I have worked closely within many settings evaluating practice, developing and implementing improvement plans, training staff and working with their management teams.  

With my previous company 12 of the 15 nurseries received 'Outstanding Ofsted Outcomes' across all areas and in 2011 I led the company to become Chamber of Commerce 'Nottingham Business of the Year' and 'Derbyshire People Development and Excellence'. 

It is my belief that children deserve the highest quality of care and learning experiences. Thoughtfully designed and well resourced nursery environments are important but it is the people working with your children that are key.  Our teams of people are passionate, committed and know how to play and have fun with the children they care for. Our robust recruitment processes ensure also that they are highly skilled, experienced and knowledgeable practitioners and are able to ensure your child reaches their full potential.

We are a training organisation therefore training never stops not even for myself, my management teams and our qualified practitoners..

At The Orange Tree Day Nurseries we provide the very best to your children. Our ethos is that a child's time with us will be great fun and because they are happy they will naturally learn and develop.”

I Would like to introduce you to The Orange Tree Day Nurseries Management Team 

Claire 1.jpgClaire Crozier - Nurseries Operations Manager

I first started working alongside Jacqui when I started my nursery nurse training in 2001 and am a  level 3 qualified practitioner. Since qualifying I have been a Senior Nursery Nurse, a Deputy Manager and a Nursery Manager.  I have completed Leadership and Management training and continue to attend a group that meets monthly to continue with my personal development.

I  joined Jacqui at The Orange Tree Day Nursery in 2013 and have worked with Jacqui to develop our nurseries.  I am so proud that we now have two nurseries that are Outstanding.

Whilst working with Jacqui I have been set many challenges and given many opportunities to develop myself, constantly learning new things along the way.  My job is one of the most rewarding jobs that I think a person could wish to do, I feel very lucky.

I am a very passionate nursery practitioner and hope I inspire other Nursery Nurses to be passionate and proud of the work that they do. Instilling trust in new families to help them make that brave first step to bring their children to our nursery is what we are all about.  Working in partnership with our families is our priority.

As well as working full time developing our nurseries I am also a full time mum to my 5 year old daughter.  She has attended The Orange Tree Day Nursery since she was a baby and she absolutely loved her time there.  She is now at school but she can't wait to get back to nursery during the school holidays, it is like her second home.

The Orange Tree Day Nurseries have to be seen to be believed.  We welcome you to visit our nurseries at any time and we look forward to showing you round.