Our Story

Anthony & Briony White

With two young children of our own, it was whilst Briony was on maternity leave from her teaching role and thinking about the practicalities (and realities!) of getting back to work, that we both recognised the need locally for high quality nursery provision. We channelled our energies into creating a nursery that we understood from both sides: as educators and as parents. The dream became reality and Egg in Sutton Scotney opened its doors in March 2010.

The nursery was so well received and seemed to be just what parents had been looking for.  We achieved an outstanding grading from Ofsted in 2014 (and in 2020) and with a strong experienced team behind us, we designed and built Egg Picket Twenty and it opened just 18 months later in April 2016.  The nursery is part of the strong Picket Twenty community and we have built close links with both the school and community centre.


In 2017 we were fortunate to be able to take over the running of the highly respected Magic Tower Montessori Nursery School in the village of Weyhill to the west of Andover.  Magic Tower has a very experienced, long standing staff team and we were delighted to be able to secure its future.  Magic Tower achieved its first ever outstanding Ofsted rating in 2022.

Anthony is the financial director, his main role is looking after the business side of the nurseries.  Briony takes care of new families joining, invoicing & early years funding.  We are fortunate to have a caring and highly experienced team of managers who are passionate about providing high quality childcare and early education.

We are committed to maintaining and extending the high standards we have set.  Come and visit our nurseries and find out how we can provide a wonderful early years experience for your child.