The Baby Lounge Team comprises of knowledgeable and inspired Childcare professionals led by Itoro Ugorji, a seasoned Early Years Practitioner, with several years of experience in Child Care. Itoro worked for two of Nigeria’s leading banking institutions (GTBank and Access Bank) for over 6 years in positions of increasing responsibility, before leaving to pursue her passion in Child Care. Her hands-on experience as an Early Years Practitioner includes international exposures in Nursery Hill Elementary School and Smart Kidz Academy, both in Columbia, South Carolina. She has under-taken several skills & competency-based trainings in the field of Childcare.
She holds a Diploma in Children’s Studies and is pursuing an MSc program in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Administration, Management & Leadership. She is a member of the U.S. National Association for Educating the Young Child (N.A.E.Y.C) and the World Forum Foundation, both international networks of Early Year professionals that promote an on-going global exchange of ideas on the delivery of quality services for young children in diverse settings.
Itoro’s core competencies are EMPLOYER-SPONSORED crèches. She has designed, set-up and managed work-site crèches for TOTAL E & P (Nig), Access Bank Plc. And MTN Nigeria.