Day Nurseries & Pre-schools

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"we believe that Bringing up Baby offers your child the best start and gives you complete peace of mind..."

Our Management Team

Director & Owner

Bringing up Baby was founded in 1989 by Sue Woodford and Anne de Zoysa, who are both mothers and have years of childcare experience. Sue and Anne are also authors of the Good Nursery Guide, the first comprehensive guide to nursery education published in the UK 1993.


Anne co-founder and Managing Director of Bringing up Baby. Anne is a mother of two children and formerly a primary school teacher. Anne has worked in childcare and early years education for over twenty years. She has a BSc Psychology Honours Degree and a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Education. Co-author of The Good Nursery Guide published in 1993. Anne has been a Trustee of the Daycare Trust, a charitable organisation campaigning for quality and affordable childcare in the UK (1998-2002), an advisor for the DFES on their work on Investors in Children and an Editorial Consultant for Nursery Management Today, a publication for the childcare sector. She is a trustee of 1 More Child, a charity working with vulnerable chilren in Uganda. She has strong links with Sri Lanka and since the Tsunami has been supporting a refuge for girls.

Anne De Zoysa


Sue Woodford-Hollick is a founder and co-owner of Bringing up Baby. Sue is a businesswoman and consultant with wide-ranging experience in broadcasting and the arts. She is a former current affairs producer and documentary maker for Granda Television and a founding commissioning editor for Channel 4. Sue recently retired after nine years as chair of Arts Council England, London. She has chaired and been a trustee of numerous arts organisations including Tate Members, Index on Censorship, Talawa Theatre Company and the Theatre Museum. Currently Sue is a trustee of AMREF (African Medical Research Foundation), Africa’s largest health NGO, based in Nairobi. She chairs the Leader’s Quest Foundation and is a trustee of Complicité Theatre Company. She was appointed an OBE in 2011 for services to the arts.

Sue Woodford-Hollick

Operations Manager

Paul Moore

Paul Moore is our Operations Manager at Bringing up Baby. Paul is passionate about excellence in childcare and has extensive experience having worked in the childcare industry for over 17 years both nationally and internationally. Over the years he has held a range of positions including Childcare Consultant for a tour operator, One to one worker for children with contrasting additional needs, Room Leader, Nanny and Camp Counsellor in America.
During recent years he has passed on his extensive knowledge and experience to other child carers by providing bespoke training. Paul believes in personally engaging with each family to ensure they receive the best care possible and working daily with the Bringing up Baby team to share his knowledge and help inspire the team.

Nursery Managers