Meet the Staff

MEET THE STAFF


At every full session we have at least 5 members of staff on duty to comply with our ratio of 1 adult to 8 children. 


We have regular members of relief staff, all of whom are qualified in Early Years Care and Education to at least NVQ Level 2.


All members of full time staff are fully qualified in paediatric first aid, which is renewed every 3 years and hold a Food Hygiene certificate.


Also all staff members are enhanced DBS cleared and have a minimum of Level 1 Safeguarding qualifications.

THE STAFF (AUNTIES)


MANAGER/EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER:


KELLY LOCKE – Early Years Care and Education Level 3, Named Person responsible for Health and Safety matters, Safeguarding Level 4.



DEPUTY MANAGER/EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER:


HILARY WARD – Early Years Care and Education Level 3, Named Person responsible for Child Protection, Safeguarding Level 4.



EARLY YEARS PRACTIONERS:


LINDA PAVEY – Early Years Care and Education Level 3, Named Person responsible for Special Educational Needs (SENCO) and Behaviour matters, Safeguarding Level 2. 


CARLA MULDOON – Early Years Care and Education Level 3, Named Person responsible for Equalities matters (ENCO), Safeguarding Level 2.


ALYSON DEAVILLE - Early Years Educator Level 3, Named Person responsible for Health, Hygiene, Food Allergies/Intolerances matters, Safeguarding Level 2.


SARAH FAUNCH - Early Years Care and Education Level 3, Named Person responsible for Letters and Sounds and Behaviour matters, Safeguarding Level 2.



EMERGENCY COVER:


DEBBIE JONESDiploma in Pre-School Practice (trained to Level 3).





KEYWORKERS


We allocate each child to a Keyworker group.  The groups consist of 2 staff members who operate a buddy system, allowing for a constant, familiar face.  We believe it is important for each child and their family to have a main point of contact within Pre-School.  Keyworkers support children within their group, when they are away from home, to give them consistent, continuous care that will foster confidence and positive self-esteem and help them feel safe and secure both emotionally and physically.


A Keyworker group will:


  • share a child's learning journey with their parents/carers
  • communicate regularly with parents/carers
  • answer any queries that you may have
  • offer reassurance and inform parents/carers about thier child's progress
  • ensure that families are provided with all the necessary information


A good working relationship between parents/carers depends on open and regular communication that acknowledges the contribution of both parties.