''Lots of happy kids, happy parents and a happy team here as well!"
What a privilege it was to welcome the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Richmond MP, Rishi Sunak, to Rosedene Northallerton nursery, to thank our teams for the vital role they played during the pandemic!
Following on from the letter received over the lock down period, commending our teams for their commitment and hard work, we were delighted to receive a personal visit to thank our teams in person from Rishi himself!
During the visit the team gave the Chancellor of the Exchequer a tour of the facilities. Mr Sunak met with our Rosedene employees and parents to discuss their childcare experiences over the past few months. He also took part in Forest School activities, including planting lavender plants in the garden, with the children.
Mr Sunak said: "It’s been absolutely fantastic to see all the kids in such a happy and nurturing environment with a team of people here who are so dedicated to their work.
"As a parent, I know how important good childcare is, and that’s what we’ve seen here today.
"As we are now reopening our economy and trying to get our lives as back to normal as possible, childcare is a critical part of that, and for people to go back to their workplaces knowing they can have their children somewhere that is safe and secure that they feel comfortable with, that’s a vital part of making that all work. Childcare facilities like this at Rosedene are absolutely critical as we slowly get our economy going again.''
During the height of the pandemic, Rosedene created four specialist hubs in each local authority area in which we operate, to offer 24-hour childcare for key workers.