Our staff team is highly valued and we pride ourselves in having a consistent staff team. For us, our commitment to our team mirrors our commitment to our children. All members of the team are fully qualified, experienced and supported by a strong management team. They are all enthusiastic and caring – combining a love of young children with professional expertise. This is coupled with an understanding of the children’s needs and their development processes.
The Nursery Proprietor/Manager, Rachel Forster has over 15 years’ experience in childcare and holds an Honors Degree in Child and Family Studies and Qualified teacher status. This coupled with the fact that she is a mother herself means that the nursery is run in a caring and professional manner.
Staff learning and motivation are of utmost. Self evaluation is key and we do this through:
• Comprehensive learning targets
• Continuous professional development
• Various training opportunities
• Days for team training and team building
The setting has members of staff with qualifications and responsibility in specialist areas such as children’s special needs, health and safety, nutrition, baby massage and forest school.
We are very proud to say that all our staff hold a paediatric first aid certificate and we also hold first aid for training for parents. With robust policies and risk assessments, we can ensure your child is in safe hands.
Early Years Teachers Status, BA Honours Degree in Children and Family Studies, SENCO, Designated Safeguarding Officer , Equalities Named Coordinator, Designated Behaviour Management, Fire Warden, Paediatric First Aid
FD in the Integrated Care and Education of Children and Young People, SENCO, Health and safety officer, Designated Safeguarding Officer, Fire Warden, Paediatric First Aid
CACHE Diploma Level 3 in Childcare & Education, Nurturing Stronger Children from Within, Improving Children’s Learning Through Play level 2, Paediatric First Aid
Level 3 in Childcare & Education, Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning, Understanding and Addressing Behaviour, Paediatric First Aid
City & Guilds Level 3 in Early Care & Education, Certificate in Developing Forest Schools, Paediatric First Aid
Level 3 Dip for the Early Years Practitioner, Paediatric First Aid
NNEB, Quality Teaching in Early Years, Paediatric First Aid
Primary School Teacher
BA Hons in Primary Education with QTS, Paediatric First Aid
Professional Show Jumper
BTEC Level 3 in Children’s Play, Learning & Development, Paediatric First Aid
Level 2 in Childcare & Education, Paediatric First Aid
Cache Level 3 in Childcare & Education, Child Protection Level 2, Paediatric First Aid
FD In Children, Young People & Their Services, Supporting Children with SEND in Early Years and Promoting Positive Behaviour level 2,
Paediatric First Aid
Diploma Level 3 in Childcare & Education, Safe Sleeping for Babies, Supporting Early Language Level 2, Paediatric First Aid
Primary School Teacher
Dip HE (level 5) Early Years Education And Development, BTEC Diploma in Children’s Play Learning and Development, Paediatric First Aid
CACHE Diploma Level 3 in Childcare & Education, Paediatric First Aid
Diploma for the Early Years Workforce, Supporting Early Language Development Level 2, Understanding and Addressing Behaviour, Paediatric First Aid
Level 3 Dip Childcare & Education, Health and Safety in Education, Paediatric First Aid
Modern Apprenticeship in Business Administration, NVQ Level 3 in Customer Care
City and Guilds in Cookery for the Catering Industry, Food Allergy Training
How do we safeguard your child
Our nursery has Designated Lead Persons for Safeguarding who are responsible for ensuring they keep their own training and knowledge up to date as well as that of our team.
All of our team go through a rigorous two part interview process with a panel and must have a clear enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references before completing a probation period, followed by an in-depth review. All staff members must attend Safeguarding training and have regular updates.
We operate a ‘no lone working’ policy where there must always be a minimum of 2 adults present. We also have a Key person system, where every child is allocated a specific member of the team who will work closely with your family and speak to you about any concerns we have regarding your child’s welfare unless we feel they are at immediate risk, in which case we will make a referral to Children’s Social Care.
For more detailed information please read our safeguarding policy or speak to one of the Management team.
We believe in creating a home from home where children thrive and their imaginations are encouraged indoors and out.Our Ethos
Our meals are made with no refined sugar, reduced salt, and lots of love! Prepared on-site, we cater for all little tastebuds.Meals
Our recently refurbished rooms coupled with our fantastic outdoor areas offer space for children to play, learn and relax.Environment