Men In Childcare Podcast

Men in Childcare: Interview with Paul Spinks

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Paul Spinks is a Nursery Manager for Bright Horizons. He has had a very broad range of job roles in his career, including nannying, au pair and working abroad. He is also the Vice Chair of the Men in Childcare London network.

He was told that he wouldn’t complete his BTEC “because no male nursery nurse ever had”, but Paul has gone on to prove his abilities across the board in Childcare, as well as thoroughly enjoying his job.

He discusses here his different experiences and the things he has learned from these along the way.

You can find out more about Bright Horizons here.

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  • Ian Braisby Jun 17,2015 at 7:50 am

    I have been a childminder since 2002, I got involved initially to help my wife (Jenny) who was setting up as a childminder. My previous career of 30 years was in software development but I love working with children and seeing their development especially when we first get a child under 1 year old.
    We just got an ofted inspection, jenny got outstanding in all 3 areas and I got an outstanding and 2 good. We are currently full and have a waiting list in to next year.
    Although I am now in my late 50’s I do not expect to be stopping working any time soon as I enjoy my work and quite often don’t actually see it as work.

    • Kathy Jun 17,2015 at 9:16 am

      Congratulations on your Outstanding Ofsted, Ian!
      It is so good to hear that you are enjoying working with the children – and you’re obviously doing a good job with a waiting list into next year.
      Thank you for sharing your experiences with us
      Best regards


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