Bright Horizons Room Leader Programme

Bright Horizons Room Leader Programme

Date: 14 Oct 2019

Professional Development Consultant, Sue Aldridge, talks about her journey from Room Leader to her current position with Bright Horizons.

The Bright Horizons Room Leader ProgrammeWhen my journey with Bright Horizons began as a Room Leader 11 years ago, quite young, not overly confident, very enthusiastic but most of all passionate for getting it right! 4 years later and lots of learning and growth, the words I never thought I’d say entered my mouth; “I want more”. Some may see this as more stress, more responsibility and why would I want more of that! I used to think like this too but something had changed. I grew confident and knowledgeable and I now saw this as an opportunity to personally and professionally grow, to inspire others and to create a shared vision for Excellence in Early Years. So I did it. I applied for those positions I once thought I would never want to do or have the skills to do and I was right I was ready for more and I was fortunate enough to be promoted to Deputy Manager within a different nursery and later secured a Nursery Manager position for one of our Client Nurseries. Each of my roles has brought new learning opportunities, challenge and courage. Now a Professional Development Consultant, I love to support my colleagues on their Professional Development journey, upskilling, coaching and preparing them for their future goals and aspirations. 

I am excited to be leading on the Room Leader Programme 2020, where Room Leaders and aspiring Room Leaders can learn, grow and make a difference.