Updated: May 11, 2020
I am often asked how exactly the idea of opening up Jumping Stars, my mobile creche company came to life. After all, opening up a mobile creche business probably isn’t something that everyone would think of as a preferred business idea.
For me, I can trace my business opening right back to my childhood and growing up with my family around me.
My Grandma was a teacher and a great one at that. I always enjoyed watching how much she cared about her job and the impact that she had on the children she taught. It was after spending time with her that I think that the passion for childcare became ignited in me, especially after I saw just what it meant to her.
It came to little surprise that as soon as I was old enough, that I started to work with children. When I was 16 this came in the form of many babysitting jobs. All of which I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved being able to sit and play with the children; interacting with them and ensuring that they had great fun whilst they were in my care.
I moved on from this and decided to become fully qualified in Childcare; of course, that I took hugely seriously. After completing my training I decided to start working in the area that I loved so much and got myself a job role in a church hall based pre-school setting. Not only did this allow me to look after the children and watch them grow and learn, but it also gave me invaluable experience too.
This work carried on for a number of years; until I realised that I could take these talents, that passion and turn it into a viable business.