Our staff are a well mix of experience and appropriate qualifications in Children’ care and/or Early years practice. All staff have received training in child protection/safeguarding, paediatric first-aid as well as food safety and hygiene. As highly qualified professionals, we take pride in the continuous professional development (CPD) of our team to ensure that our families receive the best possible care. Staff are regularly enrolled on CPD courses to improve practice and are also encouraged to up-skill by taking higher qualifications where and when necessary.
We operate safer recruitment in line with the EYFS safeguarding requirement. All practitioners are subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service checks (DBS) and every job offer is subject to receipt of 2 satisfactory references, one of which must come from previous employer and others from work colleague or acquaintances. No one with unchecked background are allowed to work in our children playing rooms without supervision.
We have current partnership with Learn Direct, Plato Training and TT4U to train interested, young and up-coming professionals who are passionate to start a career in childcare as apprentice. We also provide student placement for Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-Under-Lyme colleges as well as the South Staffordshire University. These partnership have helped our nursery to stay in touch with new thinking and research opportunities within childcare sector.