A child's early years are undoubtedly the building blocks of life; our staff are committed to give every child the best possible start they need to lead a healthy, happy lifestyle!

 

Professional and caring, excellent approach to childcare and great communication with parents
- Sally Ennis
OUR TEAM

We are proud of our staff, who are qualified, experienced and dedicated to the children in their care. Our Managers and Senior staff have been with us for many years. They provide strong leadership, training and development for our staff team. We recognise what an important role  our staff will play in your child’s life, so  we choose people who are kind,  caring and sensitive to the children's needs.

 

How we choose the best staff.

You need to be sure that the people looking after your child are well trained, kind, caring, skilled and competent, to do this important job. With this in mind we have a rigorous recruitment and selection process for choosing new staff which includes: Interview process including written and oral questioning and observation of interaction with children, two suitable references, Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Disclosure (CRB) and ID and proof of training and qualifications.

 

Staff work in teams made up of both Nursery Officers and Nursery Assistants, each led by an experienced Team Supervisor. Nursery Officers all have a level 3 qualification or above which includes both practical and academic training in children’s care learning and development. We also have a number of Nursery Assistants working within the team supporting the Nursery Officers. Assistants generally have a level 2 qualification and are working towards a level 3 vocational qualification.

Nursery Managers have extensive experience of working with young children and also higher level qualifications in both child care and Management.

 

Staff training and professional development

The nursery is committed to continuous professional development, and all staff will attend training, relevant to their role, throughout their employment this may be in-house training such as fire safety and evacuations, customer services or external training with local and national training providers.  Most staff members have current paediatric First Aid Certificates and all our staff will be trained in safeguarding and child protection. All catering staff and some key childcare staff have Food Safety and Hygiene Certificates.