NDNA is delighted to announce the appointment of Nikola Masters, owner of Osbourne Lodge Nursery in Pontypool, Torfaen as the new Trustee for NDNA Cymru. Nikola opened Osbourne Lodge Nursery in 1998 and has continued to lead the nursery with her team of local staff for the last 25 years.
Nikola has acted in the role of NDNA Southeast Wales Network Chair for many years and has a good understanding of the early years sector at both a local and national level. She is an advocate for Pontypool and currently represents as Chair for Friends of Pontypool Town, a group aimed at regeneration and incubation of small local businesses.
Nikola’s appointment was approved at the NDNA November Board meeting with immediate effect. Nikola takes over from long standing NDNA member Tina Jones MBE who has been actively involved with NDNA as a Trustee for Wales for over 20 years.
Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive of National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) said:
“We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Nikola Masters as our Trustee for Wales. Nikola has exceptional business expertise and a real understanding of the pressure and challenges facing the early years sector now.
“As a longstanding Network Chair and Wales Policy Board member, Nikola is an ideal candidate to join the board. Her commitment to support NDNA and engage with our members will be an asset during these challenging times for the early years sector.
“Nikola will replace Tina Jones MBE who we are hugely grateful to for the dedication and commitment she has given to NDNA and its members in Wales. Tina has shared her expertise and provided excellent direction to NDNA over the years, and we wish her all the best for the future.
“I am looking forward to working with Nikola along with the rest of the Board to make sure that we continue to be the voice of the sector and give our members the support they need.”
Nikola Masters, owner of Osbourne Lodge Nursery in Pontypool, Torfaen said:
“I am delighted to have been appointed Trustee for Wales by the NDNA Board of Directors.
“Playing a vital role in being a voice for and bringing together the early years community at a regional and national level is a huge privilege.
Supporting the early years sector is the priority and I am committed to working with NDNA to achieve this. I firmly believe that together we are a stronger voice within the childcare sector, and I look forward to embracing this role and the responsibility it brings.”