Rosemary & Paul Collard

Rosemary has a PGCE and a background in teaching and opened the first nursery in Atworth as a response to a demand for high quality childcare.

She felt that there was a gap in the market for parents who wanted to go the extra mile in their child's early years education and found the demand so great that she was able to open further nurseries over the coming decade, providing outstanding care to children across the south-west of England.

Whilst co-founding the company, Paul eventually took on the responsibility of the accounts full-time, leaving his previous position with British Airways.

Single-handedly overseeing the number-crunching for almost a decade, his team has since grown, allowing Snapdragons to respond quickly to family queries and account-related issues.