Philip Poku Philip Poku
Award Winning Childcare Business Owner & Coach

11/10/2017 11AM | GUEST | Desiree Joule-Adam

Born and raised in Newham, East London, Philip Opoku dreamt of becoming a pharmacist. He studied Biomedical Science at Kingston University but after failing his repeat year, “They chucked me out,” he says emphatically.

He branched into childcare and before he knew it was the proud owner of 4 Children’s Day Nurseries in London and an after school club. Now with 11 years of experience, and the businesses up and running for 8 years, Philip says he whole journey has been a rollercoaster.

“Childcare has given me soooooo many highs like winning the Black British Awards in 2014 and soooo many lows like Ofsted shutting down one of my nurseries”.

With close to 500 children that have come through his doors we asked the question: Has it been worth it?

“100%” he says “…and given the chance, I would do it all over again. What a privilege it is to serve the children and their families”.



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