The Team

Our team consists of a nursery manager, deputy manager, ten practitioners, lunch time cover staff and a cook.

Qualifications held within the staff team include:
Early Years Professional Status, BA in Early Childhood, Qualified Teacher Status, Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies and NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education, Level 3 Forest School leader.

Languages spoken include Spanish, Italian, Russian, Albanian, Bengali, Urdu and Greek.

Throughout the day we adhere to staffing levels recommended by the government.

Staffing Levels

Under two years – 1 worker for every 3 children
2-3 years – 1 worker for every 4 children
3-5 years – 1 worker for every 8 children

Key Person System

The nursery operated a key person/co- key person system, where each child is assigned a key member of staff, who holds a special responsibility for that child. The aim of the key person is to develop a close bond with their child and a positive partnership with the parents/carers, to enable information sharing about the child’s day, needs and development.

The co-key person is responsible in the key person’s absence. All staff will build relationships with your child during their time here and will have a personal knowledge of their day, but the key person will focus on your child’s development and emotional wellbeing.

The children discover water, sand, play dough, printing and lots of other fun and exciting messy activities. We firmly believe that children learn through play and so we encourage imagination and creativity by using objects such as balloons, boxes and bags. Board books, music and finger rhymes help to develop listening skills and rhythm, and to recognise sounds.

As the babies grow to be toddlers there are some memorable milestones to enjoy- probably the most exciting being when they learn to walk. It is at this stage of development when the emphasis is on acquiring physical skills.

Their growing independence and efforts to become involved in activities are rewarded with lots of praise and encouragement. Encouraging independent skills such as feeding themselves, washing their faces after meal times and dressing themselves, prepare them for the transition into Sunshine room.

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