Our People

Nurture – Passion – Inclusion – Ambition – Collaboration

Our people are the heart, life and soul of who we are. Across the UK, our teams live and breathe our collective Spring values. We are ambitious for children, passionate about what we do and working together as a big family means we collaborate to share what works, learn from each other and be the best we can be – wherever we are.

Our leaders inspire those around them as role models and work hard to create a culture of trust, where all voices are both valued and listened to. By enabling our people to flourish they create the conditions where the outcomes of children are the best they can be in our nurturing environment.

Our career pathway and its supporting development programme means those who want to grow with us are supported to progress and meet their aspirations, wherever their interests lie, this provides a varied career choices both working directly with children or in our head office – which means the shared professionalism, expertise, experience and commitment of our people benefits every child who comes through our doors.

Meet our Leadership Team below.

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Joanne French

Head of Commercial Services

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Corinna Laing

Deputy Head of Commercial Services

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Craig Forrester

Commercial Development Manager

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Nicole Heaton

Commercial Marketing Manager

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Nia Blackler

Strategic People Partner

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Senior Operations Managers

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Eleanor Borrowdale

Senior Operations Manager
Spring Nurseries

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Frederick Collier

Senior Operations Manager
Spring Nurseries

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Sharon Thompson

Senior Operations Manager
Spring Nurseries and Spring Oscars

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Jonathan Combe

Senior Operations Manager
Spring Oscars

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Operations Managers

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Anita Mellor

Operations Manager
Spring Nurseries

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Samantha Thompson

Operations Manager
Spring Nurseries

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Michelle Williams

Operations Manager
Spring Nurseries

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Kelly Everett

Operations Manager
Spring Nurseries

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Joanne Laidlaw

Operations Manager
Spring Oscars

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