Practitioners & Employment
The nursery provides a high staffing ratio to ensure that children have sufficient individual attention required to guarantee nursery care and education of a high quality.
The nursery has four designated play areas (in addition to the outside garden area) and these are overseen by practitioners using at a minimum the following adult to child ratio;
| - children under 3 years of age: ||1 adult : 4 children|
| - children between 3 and 4 years of age :|| 1 adult : 8 children|
Our practitioner team of twenty-three (23) currently has fifteen (15) holding appropriate childcare qualifications recognised by Ofsted (CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Pre-school Practice or equivalent) or above, four holding level two qualifications and two of the remaining four are working towards their level two.
(Full details of staff qualifications can be found on our practitioner list)
Practitioners training meets all regulatory requirements.
In addition we aim to ensure that all of our practitioners hold qualifications appropriate for their position within the group.
The nursery budget includes an allocation towards training costs.
A key person system has been adopted to ensure the children and their families/carers have a specific practitioner available for consultation and discussion.
Regular practitioners meetings provide opportunities for practitioners to undertake curriculum planning and to discuss the children’s progress or any difficulties.
We work towards an equal opportunities employment policy , seeking to offer job opportunities equally to both women and men, with and without disabilities, from all religious, social, ethnic and cultural groups.
We support the work of our practitioners and identify their ongoing training and development needs by means of monitoring.
We are committed to recruiting, appointing and employing practitioners in accordance with all relevant legislation and best practice.
A list of the current nursery practitioners is available here ...