Anamaria Cacau, Early Years Professional Status

I am the manager of Happy Tree Academy. I have been working in the childcare field in the UK for more than 12 years. Prior to this I trained as a teacher specialised in Romanian and English Languages in Romania.

In the UK I started as a nursery assistant in a private day care setting. I worked there for two years in which period I completed my CACHE Level 2 and Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. In 2010 I became the manager of Happy Tree Nursery (West Drayton) and I gained my BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies and the Early Years Professional Status.

I achieved two positive OFSTED inspections. I supported the team to work closely with Hillingdon Local Authority gaining the Five to Thrive Championship, Attention Hillingdon Championship, the Healthy Early Years accreditation and the highest grading for the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements framework from Hillingdon.

It is my vision to involve all my team regardless of their status in planning the environment and the experiences, so the knowledge of children and their families’ individual needs underpins their everyday practice to the highest standard.
I strongly believe in the staff’s continuous professional development and I ensure that provision for relevant training is available to all.