About our staff
friendly atmosphere is created within our nursery environment, based on warm
and caring relationships between our nursery staff and the children in our
care. Our nursery staff all act as good role models within the
setting, and recognise that children learn by example and are constantly
learning through observation. Common courtesy, mutual respect and patience are
demonstrated at all times throughout our setting.
"The well-established key person system helps children form secure attachments, which promotes their well-being and independence effectively." (Ofsted 2012)
Staff carry out regular observations of every child in our
care using on 'online learning journal service called Tapestry' which allows staff to work alongside the parents ensuring your child’s learning and
development incorporates their interests and needs. These observations cover
all areas of development according to the EYFS, as well as records of special and
spontaneous moments, which capture your child’s response to certain activities
or events as they happen. Your child's experiences at nursery and home can be recorded in
their unique Learning Journal and given as a gift when your child moves on school, enabling you cherish these special moments for
years to come.
children is of paramount importance to us and as such our recruitment process
criteria ensures children are protected. We also make certain our staff are fit,
knowledgeable, sympathetic and patient with children.
operate to a very high ratio of well-qualified staff, acknowledging the
requirement of OFSTED. Those ratios being:
- One staff for every 3
children aged 0-2 years
- One staff for every 4
children aged 2-3 years
- One staff for every 8
children aged 3-5 years
we endeavour to attain a much higher level of staffing ratios, wherever
knowledge and training in the supervision of our children and in working with
the children is of prime importance. In addition to our regular internal
training and development programmes we established a good training base with
the local authority, ensuring that our staff are kept completely up to date
with childcare and management issues along with any changes in childcare
We have a range of qualified staff from childcare level 2 through to foundation degree (level 5) as well as having 12 hr paediatric first aid, FGM, Prevent Duty, Food Safety level 2 and safeguarding & child protection training and qualifications.
All staff, students and volunteers have been through the DBS checks (Disclosures & Barring Service formerly CRB).