Ben Chambers

Ben Chambers

Flying Start Day Nurseries

Ben Chambers runs the Flying Start Day Nurseries, a pair of private family nurseries in Ashtead, Surrey.

Career Overview

In his running of Flying Start, Ben has been instrumental in helping the childcare provider navigate the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and other sector issues such as compliance with EYFS ratios regarding Level 3 early years practitioners.

He has also been vocal about financial pressures arising from an increasing national minimum wage and the rhetoric around free early years education for over-threes and the reality of payments.

In January 2022, Ben appeared on a Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland podcast, discussing the importance of leadership and the impact it has had on his career to date.

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  • To treat all colleagues, customers and clients with the utmost courtesy and respect.
  • To make every conceivable effort to deal exclusively with organisations and individuals of repute.
  • To commit, wherever possible, to making a positive social and environmental impact.
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  • To conduct my affairs not just for the benefit of my own organisation but for the benefit of my sector and country at large.

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