Tricia Pritchard - Campaign Chair
I am what you might call a veteran campaigner, having led a number of successful campaigns over many years in my employed roles with PANN, the Professional Association of Nursery Nurses, PAT, the Professional Association of Teachers, and Voice, the Union for Education Professionals. I have worked in the childcare and early years sector for over 35 years.
I am a committed campaigner for the employment rights of nannies and believe strongly that registration will raise the professional profile of nannies and gain them the recognition they so richly deserve.
As with all campaigns looking for a change in legislation, our objectives are unlikely to be met overnight. Campaigns can take many years to succeed but if anyone can do it we can. I am immensely proud to chair this incredible campaign and to be surrounded by so many knowledgeable, committed experts. I have every confidence in our future success.
I have worked at the Chiltern Nursery & Training College for over 20 years and I’ve been Head of College for the last 12 years, having managed both the nursery and the training college during my time at Chiltern. I have also worked as an Early Years Trainer, Under-8s Advisor and Ofsted Nursery Education Inspector.
A strong supporter of registration and regulation for nannies, I’ve been involved with the Regulation Matters Campaign from the start.
I feel passionate about working with children and families and have worked in a range of roles in the field for over 35 years. I am currently supporting parents, families, nannies, childminders and nursery practitioners in a trainer’s and consultant’s capacity.
As well as working as a nanny in the UK and the US for prestigious clients, I have owned and managed two highly successful businesses, including one of London’s top ranked nurseries and a Tumble Tots franchise in Bath. I have continued my personal development throughout my career including taking a degree in Early Childhood studies as a mature student!
I am delighted to be involved with The Regulations Matters Campaign as part of the management team, as I believe strongly in all the campaign plans to achieve.
I recently retired from my post as Admissions and Marketing Manager at the Chiltern Nursery & Training College where I worked for over 25 years.
I have extensive experience of supporting nannies through their training and am wholly committed to
raising standards. I have supported the running of the Regulations Matter Campaign from its inception along with many other initiatives to raise the profile of nannies including: the PANN Professional Nanny of the Year Award, numerous Nanny Conferences, the Chiltern Professional Nanny of the Year Award, and most recently, the Nursery World Nanny of the Year Award.
I am thrilled to be a part of this great campaign; I believe wholeheartedly in its aims and objectives and will do all I can to assist in achieving success.
I have been in the childcare sector since I completed the NAMCW training in 1984. I nannied for many families and after having two children of my own I went back into nannying as a NWOC (Nanny with own child).
When my youngest child started nursery school, I was offered a room senior role for a new class they were opening up and with the NAMCW not being recognised by the local authority, I completed the CACHE L3 Award. This gave me a great opportunity to retrain and update my knowledge. I am deeply passionate about childcare, children's learning, and safeguarding.
It gives me enormous pleasure to serve on the management team of this great campaign. I’m absolutely confident that together we can meet our objectives.