My name is Louise Hayes, I am the managing director at First Friends. I live in Basingstoke with my husband and young daughter, Indiana. I am passionate about providing quality childcare and work hard with my team to ensure we are the childcare provider of choice in the areas in which we operate. I started my childcare journey back in 2003 as an apprentice. Now with 15 years experience and a degree in Early Years and Education, I feel very lucky and love what I do.
I’m Jane Andrews, the Area Manager for First Friends. I was very pleased to be appointed as their first employee back in 2010 as Louise’s deputy in Salisbury. I have a BA English with Honours, PGCE, Qualified teaching status and Early Years Professional status. I now oversee the three nurseries and support the managers to provide high quality childcare. This involves being hands on within each nursery and supporting the staff team with training and development. I have three daughters and three lovely grandchildren.