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Cheryl Hadland

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Cheryl Hadland is the Managing Director of Tops Day Nurseries, Aspire Training Team, and the founder of GECCO (Green Early Years Champions for Change) - a charity that helps the early years sector invest more in sustainability. 

With over 32 years’ experience working in day nurseries, Cheryl has made multiple changes in all facets of her organisations, role-modelling sustainability herself, and in 2022, Tops Day Nurseries received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Innovation (Sustainable Development). 

Cheryl has gathered sponsors to form the APPG for Early Years Care and Education at Westminster, and is a regular speaker at events both in the UK and internationally. Her book, Creating an Eco-Friendly Early Years Setting was published by Routledge in 2020, and she is currently writing a thesis on sustainability in the early years as part of her doctoral studies.