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Laura Hoyland

Laura Hoyland has worked in the early years sector for more than twenty years. Entering the industry at 18 years old, she first managed day nurseries for children with diverse needs. 

Laura then moved to a nationwide chain, ensuring the quality of care and education across a portfolio of 15 nurseries as a quality manager. After this, she created Hopscotch and started on the journey to provide consultancy services to nurseries. She also worked as an inspector in the UK and internationally. 

Laura has a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies from Leeds University and also has Early Years Professional Status – the culmination of a decade of constant study in early years education. She understands the need to provide high-quality care and education for children in early years and is passionate about working with teams to promote best practices. With Hopscotch, in the last year alone, she has worked with over a dozen staff teams who have gained ‘outstanding’ judgements at their recent inspections.