History and Ethos

History and Ethos

Auden Place is now the only truly parent-run nursery in Camden. While other nurseries have taken on professional management teams, our manager, Mikki Parkes, reports to a management committee of volunteer parents, with children of all ages, and from all stages of the nursery’s intake, who act as Company Directors and Charity Trustees. The committee ensures the quality and effectiveness of the early years provision, with monthly meetings allowing members to monitor and discuss current issues and plan next steps.

Over the years the management committee has grown considerably thanks to the dedication of the volunteers. Having started as a group of just four or five, it currently consists of a total of 10 mums, dads and carers.

Mikki herself has been at the nursery since 2005 and her commitment to running a truly outstanding service was recognised by Nursery World Magazine in 2011, when she won the ‘Manager of the Year’ award.