Despite the challenges of this year, there are some opportunities to be found and many are now looking to grow.
London-based Early Years Education Group N Family Club have announced two new appointments to their leadership team. Joining is the new chief people officer Odette Schwartz – formerly people director at Bill’s Restaurants, and head of HR at Nando’s.
Odette’s arrival closely follows the appointment of chief financial officer, Jon Temple, formerly the UK finance director at Pret.
Founded in 2017, N Family Club set out to rethink early years. With a progressive approach to education, their own newly developed curriculum and team training academy, plus a clear focus on building quality experiences & a community for their parents, N Family Club are truly committed to creating a new kind of nursery group for today’s families.
Their decision to add Schwartz’s experience to their leadership team, comes as the group opens their 5th and 6th London nurseries – in Stoke Newington & Twickenham, respectively. With plans to open a further 10 sites next year and many more beyond, founder & CEO Phil Sunderland welcomed Odette & Jon, to support him in accelerating the company’s dynamic expansion programme.
Speaking of the new appointments, he said, ‘In spite of the challenges, 2020 has been a hugely transformative year for N Family Club, and I’m really excited to welcome Jon & Odette to our leadership team. Adding to the best-in-sector knowledge that Sarah Mackenzie brought from her experience at Childbase Partnership & Asquith last year, we’re now joined by two standout specialists, who will be crucial in designing and driving N Family Club’s Finance & People functions forward as we scale.’