About

We are the York family

Louisa and Keith have been married for 25 years, and we have two sons, Bobby and Charlie, aged 21 and 12 years. We set up our childcare business over ten years ago, and we work as a husband and wife team. Our newest venture is our ‘Rhubarb & Burble’ blog and YouTube channel.

Louisa has a degree in Library and Information Studies and worked as a college and school librarian for 13 years.
She was a volunteer teaching assistant for 15 months at Newport Community School Primary Academy and was a Governor there for six and a half years.
She is a North Devon District Councillor and a Barnstaple Town Councillor, and is the Deputy Mayor of Barnstaple.
She is a Trustee and Librarian at the North Devon Forum for Autistic Spectrum Conditions and ADHD.
Favourite children’s book: The ‘Harry Potter’ stories by J. K. Rowling.
Likes: Arts & crafts, baking, reading stories and singing.

Keith worked at the BBC for 21 years as a TV Producer and still does some freelance work for them.
He has a degree in French and linguistics.
He is a former Parent Governor at Pathfield School.
He is a Trustee of the North Devon Forum for Autistic Spectrum Conditions and ADHD.
Favourite children’s book: ‘Eight days of Luke’ by Diana Wynne Jones.
Likes: Reading stories, history, science and days out.

We are conveniently located in the Newport area of Barnstaple in the beautiful countryside of North Devon.
We are members of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY).
We achieved a grading of ‘Good’ at our Ofsted Early Years inspection. We are inspected slightly differently now, as we’re no longer on the EY Register.
We attend relevant professional training courses.

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