Growing up in rural Derbyshire laid the foundations for where I am today. Walking my dog down the country lanes. Exploring the rivers and around the local woodland. Learning to climb trees for me was not a problem, but learning to get down was.
Making mud pies and knowing that if I added more water my pie would be too sloppy and that it would not come out of the pot. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.
After the birth of my fourth child in 1995, childcare was no longer affordable. What was I going to do? There
.In 1996 I became a registered childminder. I planned to do this until my youngest reached 5 years old, then I would return to
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It has not always been a thriving business, there have been times when I just wanted to close the nursery and go back to my comfort zone, which was childminding.
I told myself that I couldn’t run a nursery, that my beliefs were not of any value and that I had got it all wrong. Managing people was harder than I had ever imagined.
I had put every penny I had in to the nursery and borrowed more. I dreaded payday, constantly worrying about how I was going to pay my staff?
I know many of you reading this will be nodding your head. You understand the pressures and the stresses that I am talking about, because you are there.
I created Gina Smith Consultancy because I love to help Early Years Business Owners Grow Their Business.
I can show you how you can work on your business instead of in it. I can share with you tried and tested ways to increase your earning potential.
I can support and advise you, but the ultimate tool is YOU. You have to want it and you have to work at it.
Welcome to the start of your successful business journey.