How did it all begin?
Because all good ideas start somewhere
When Kim Kyprianou had her first child Andrew, she was looking for a suitable nursery. This would allow her to work and help contribute to the family, as most modern mothers do. Though her skill-set lied in areas elsewhere, Kim decided to work in a nursery to help get a better understanding of how they would look after her child.
Then came the question:
“Is this the best quality of care we can provide our children in this country?!”
Staff were bitter because of low pay and stress as well as lack of support from management. Children were being treated poorly because staff were bitter. The staff room consisted of a broken fridge (full of handbags), an old sofa clinging onto dear life by means of brown tape, a dusty old computer and a pile of coats on the floor. This was just scratching the surface. Kim decided to read up online about the state of child care in the UK to see if this was actually normal. Her suspicions were confirmed through several articles on the BBC News website.
And then came the answer:
“I’m going to become a child care provider so I can create a place that I would be happy to put Andrew into.”
So that day, little Andrew became our first ever Rainbow Cub.