When did you open?
How many rooms have you got? What are the ratios of staff to children?
What makes you different from other nurseries?
What are the Nursery staff like?
We only use our employed staff team; we do not use agency staff. This is to ensure consistency and familiar faces to our children. Our baby room staff have specific baby training and under two’s training. We have two practitioners that have attended the forest school training and our Hedgerow staff have also completed woodwork training for this activity to be safely offered to the children. Staff members have taken part in a speak and sign course delivered by our Area SENCO to support various children within the setting. We have an early year’s teacher and two other practitioners whom have been based within a school setting previously, in our Hedgerow Room to ensure the children are supported and prepared for school under their guidance and knowledge.
We have core training for all staff such as Paediatric first aid, Safeguarding, food hygiene, FGM and Prevent Duty. However, during regular supervisions with staff we talk about their emotional wellbeing, workload, children’s development and action points for the term ahead etc, we discuss if there are any training courses they would like to attend. Staff also have regular access to local authority training and in-house training. We have an open-door policy to parents, carers, staff and children and they all know they can come and talk to the office staff whenever they need to.
We have designated staff for additional roles such as;
1) Designated Safeguarding Lead: Stephanie (Manager) Deputy Lead: Melissa (Deputy Manager)
2) SENCO: Stephanie (Manager) and Melissa (Deputy Manager)
3) Health and Safety named person: Camilla (Director)
We like to pride ourselves on how effectively we multi-agency work with various professionals and teams. This includes the health visitor team, Speech and language team, Portage and many others. During our experiences we have built up some fantastic working relationships which have helped to support children and their parents indefinitely.
What Our Families are Saying
Happy boy = Happy parents!”