Your Child's Well Being
Our dedicated team of staff all hold appropriate early years qualifications. These include; Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 and Level 6.
All our staff are committed to providing a high standard of day care in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, creating positive role models for all our children.
Every staff member has been vetted for their enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) clearance which is renewed every three years and Ofsted are informed of any changes.
We welcome all students and volunteers that are considering a career with children or for general work experience. We always ensure that they are supervised by staff at all times and are never left alone with children at any time.
We have a mixed age range of staff many of whom have long service records. The nursery values its individual staff in their learning and development and offers opportunities in personal growth.
Continuing professional development is encouraged for all staff to ensure that the standard of care provided by the nursery is of the highest quality. This ongoing program includes Mandatory training – Paediatric First Aid, Fire Safety, Safeguarding, Food Hygiene, Moving & Handling, COSHH, Health & Safety and Management training for senior staff members. Through supervision, appraisals and discussion we identify training needs which also helps us to evaluate our existing provision.
Settling Your Child
We recommend that parents and carers arrange settling in sessions before your child starts nursery with us. The settling into nursery life is a very important process, both the parent and the child are given time to settle into the new environment. The number of settling in sessions varies to cater for your child’s individual needs, as obviously some children take longer to settle than others.
Key Person System
The nursery has a open door policy which enables parents and staff to share information and discuss any issues relating to the care of their child. We operate a Key Worker system where the key person co-ordinates information about the child’s individual needs and development, and shares this with the parents on a daily basis. We also hold a non-compulsory parents evening twice a year. Our Staff ensure parents are kept informed about how the day is planned in the different rooms and how the development of their child is monitored. We encourage parents/carers to contribute with ideas towards their child’s development. Daily reports are completed by their key worker until the age of 3 years.
It is important to us that we always try and make our setting welcoming for all parents and carers and their families and friends. We aim to develop strategies to communicate with all parents and carers and try to work in partnership with you to contribute and support your child’s development. It is also important to build up a good relationship with you as parents and that you feel more confident in sharing your ideas or concerns.