First and foremost we recognise the necessity of having a well-qualified competent and effective staff team where time is made for on-going training. We have a very low turnover of staff which is important when running a successful nursery. We ensure that staff ratios are always adhered to, to ensure the individual child receives the best level of care and support they need.
The team comes from a variety of backgrounds and bring different experiences to Little Steps.
We have a team of 13 staff that includes:
- Full time deputy and part time deputy
- 2 senior nursery nurses
- 5 qualified nursery nurses, early year’s teacher who oversees the planning and implementation of the early years foundation stage curriculum
- An early years apprentice
- Cook/house keeper.
In addition to this we also have a daily cleaner, gardener and maintenance person. All staff have been CRB checked and have completed child protection and paediatric first aid training.
We believe it is important to encourage the attendance of students from the local colleges. There is a mutual benefit in the exchange of ideas and experience and we value our links with childcare academics.
We encourage our staff to take part in workshops and courses so we can keep up to date with childcare issues. We believe opportunities for professional development are vital to support and enhance our personal and professional approach to childcare.