About Us

  • All My Friends Childcare was founded in 2006 by Karen Heaton-Jones, who remains responsible for the day-to day running of the business. Karen said,

    The inspiration for the name ‘All My Friends’ came from my son, then aged 4, who loved the nursery he attended and often used to say to me, ‘Oh good, I’m going to all my friends today!’ on nursery days.

    I would like all the children who attend our settings to feel that same excitement and anticipation my son felt each nursery day. I also want to give their parents the same peace of mind when leaving their children in our care as I had watching my son run happily into his nursery.

  • Karen had enjoyed a long career in IT and adult education before the birth of her son. During her first months and years as a mum she became fascinated by child development and early years education and a spell as a volunteer in a local pre-school confirmed her desire to work within the early years sector. In 2005 she embarked on the professional development and training to support her ambitions to enter early years practice with the relevant knowledge. She firmly believes that all who are responsible for the care and education of young children must be appropriately qualified, in order to effectively support the children’s development and encourages every member of the All My Friends team to focus on their own professional development. 

    Karen‘s objective is clear and simple: for All My Friends Childcare settings to provide care and education that parents trust and children enjoy. She aspires for this mission to underpin every aspect of the All My Friends Childcare team’s practice and welcomes feedback (positive or negative!) regarding any aspect of our work.

  • Our highly-qualified and experienced staff is dedicated to providing the

    best quality childcare and education.