CHILDREN have been saying goodbye to the headteacher of their nursery after she decided to step down from her role.

Lisa Bedlow has made the decision to leave the New Bridge Nursery School and Caversham Nursery in Reading.

Ms Bedlow became Deputy headteacher in 2004, before becoming headteacher 2 years later.

During her time working with the nurseries she has managed to guide them through a total of five Outstanding Ofsted inspections.

Lisa plans to open a new charity-funded school with a focus on individual learning through practical experiences and positive mental health.

The new headteacher will be Jo Budge, who is currently in charge of Blagdon Nursery in Whitley.