Bill was born and educated in the USA. He began his working life, in education, as an academic, focused on international relations, working with leading think tanks. He spent 17 years as a strategy consultant working with a number of leading firms, mostly for Fortune 500 clients in Europe, Asia and the US. He was a Global Client Consulting Partner with Ernst & Young (now EY) and, after EY were sold to Cap Gemini, he became interested in setting up a group of nurseries.
In 2002 he established his own group of nurseries because he believed that existing nurseries did not provide the kind of care and educational stimulation he wanted for his own daughter. For his first group of nurseries he designed a new, innovative curriculum, working with leading child development and education specialists. His objective has always been to create nurseries that he, as a parent, would want his own children to attend. He was involved with his first group of nurseries for 7 years.
In 2014 he founded The Wandsworth Preschool which followed a similar innovative curriculum to his early nurseries. Children are at the centre of everything that is planned within the nursery. The focus is on meeting the individual needs, talents, skills and abilities of each child. Music, the arts and sports are taught by specialist teachers who encourage the children to express themselves through these media. The Finchley Preschool continues to follow this visionary curriculum which has the all round development of our individual children at its core.