About us and Our Staff
We are dedicated to creating a safe and stimulating environment for all children from birth through to school age. We both nurture and educate the children to help them grow and develop, inspiring them along the way.
The management team
Gina has been with us since 2010 during which time she has studied and achieved a BA Degree in Early Childhood Studies, and her Early Years Teacher status and is a qualified trainer.
Gina works full time across both the pre-school and the nursery. Gina takes the lead in all Nursery situations supported by Kirsty and Helen.
Arthur works part-time across both settings. He is an outstanding practitioner with many years experience who enjoys training others in Childcare.
Kirsty is our General Manager. Kirsty has been with us as a practitioner over 26 years. Kirsty supports Gina within her role of running the nursery on a day to day basis, overseeing the domestic ordering, heath and safety and staff issues within the nursery and pre-school.
Helen is our Deputy Manager. Helen has been with us for many years working in many different roles. One of Helen's passions is music and it's impact on a child's development. As a qualified trainer, Helen also enjoys training all our staff members as well as supporting staff members in tracking children's development.
Jenny trained as a primary school teacher at the Saffron Walden Teacher training College on the same site that the Nursery now occupies. Having qualified she taught in two different schools, before continuing her training to cover Nursery Education. Jenny came back to her roots when joining the Nursery staff in 1993.
Jenny's role is as a senior director and administrative manager.
A trained and experienced team of varying ages cares for and educates the children giving a rich balance of energy, ideas and enthusiasm.
Happily our staff retention is good, which offers continuity of care to families with several children.
We have a rigorous DBS checking system in place. With a view to Continuous Professional Development our staff regularly attend courses and takes part in on line courses. All staff hold the full 12 hour First Aid,Safeguarding Certificates and Food Hygiene, which are updated every 3 years.
We have staff who attend Health and safety training and other specialist areas as required by Ofsted.
We have all policies as laid down in legislation by Ofsted, which cover all aspects of Nursery life.
The up to date legislation on Safeguarding Children means that if we ever suspect that a child's physical or emotional safety is in question we are duty bound by law to report the facts to Social Services.
You can read our Ofsted report direct on their website: www.ofsted.gov.uk
Ofsted telephone number: 0300 123 1231
Our Pre-school Ofsted Registration Number:EY2524094