Training & Development

My name is Julie Smith and I am delighted to have joined the White House as Quality and Development Manager. I am passionate and dedicated to improving the quality of Early Years provision and have over 3O years' experience within the childcare sector, since gaining my NNEB in 1985.


I believe the key to ensuring that each child achieves the best from the care and education they receive lies in the training, dedication and motivation of the practitioners who work with them. My experience includes working within both the private and maintained sector and my roles have included Nanny, Teaching Assistant, Early Years Practitioner, Childcare Lecturer, Quality Assurance Co-ordinator, Early Years Consultant, Childcare Tutor and Childcare Assessor.


I have previously worked with the White House in my role as a consultant with the local authority and as a tutor with training organisations. I always admired their commitment and professionalism and now enjoy working within the organisation, supporting and promoting continued professional development with both individual practitioners and staff teams across all sites. I work three days per week on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and I am based at the Borrowash site.

Julie Smith

Julie Smith

Training & Development Manager

White House Nursery
In House Training Academy

Here at the White House Nursery we are lucky enough to have our very own training facilities based at our head office.


Julie delivers regular, focussed training sessions to our practitioners with the aim of giving them the opportunity to gain knowledge within their roles. This also supports their professional development.


Having our own training programme means that we are always working on improving our practice within our settings, and with that providing the highest quality care for your children.