Jun 17, 2022

Sarah Steel recognised as a 'Woman to Watch' in 2022

Sarah Steel - Woman to Watch 2022

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Steel, CEO and founder of The Old Station Nursery Group, has been recognised as a 'Woman to Watch' in 2022.

We are thrilled to announce that Sarah Steel, the CEO and founder of The Old Station Nursery Group, has been recognized as a ‘Woman to Watch’ in 2022. This prestigious recognition highlights Sarah’s remarkable contributions to the field of education and her commitment to empowering and inspiring others. Nominated by her peers, Sarah has consistently demonstrated her dedication and passion for providing quality childcare and making a positive impact in the Early Years sector.

Background and Achievements

Sarah’s journey began in 2002 when she established The Old Station Nursery in Faringdon, driven by her own struggle to find suitable childcare for her children. What started as a single nursery quickly expanded to 10 settings under her leadership. In 2019, Sarah made the decision to sell the nursery group to La Maison Bleue, a renowned French childcare organization, and took on the role of CEO for the UK arm of the company.

Sarah’s leadership and vision have been instrumental in the growth and success of The Old Station Nursery Group, which now operates an impressive 63 sites across the UK. Her ability to navigate challenges, including those posed by the pandemic, has allowed her to provide support and guidance to both her team and the families they serve.

Empowerment and Inspiration

Throughout her career, Sarah has been a driving force in empowering and inspiring individuals and groups within the Early Years sector. Her unwavering commitment to excellence has been a guiding light for many, particularly during difficult times. By fostering a collaborative and supportive environment, Sarah has encouraged personal and professional growth, enabling others to reach their full potential.

Looking to the Future

Sarah’s ambitions extend far beyond the success of The Old Station Nursery Group. She envisions a brighter future for the Early Years sector as a whole, continuously seeking improvement, learning from past experiences, and advocating for the best interests of children. Her determination and dedication to making a positive difference have positioned her as a leading figure within the industry.

To conclude, Sarah Steel’s recognition as a ‘Woman to Watch’ in 2022 is a testament to her outstanding contributions and her invaluable impact on the field of education. Her passion, vision, and unwavering commitment to supporting children, families, and the Early Years sector have set her apart as an influential and inspiring leader. We congratulate Sarah on this well-deserved honour and eagerly anticipate her future endeavours and the positive changes she will continue to bring to the field.


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