We often exceed the OFSTED recommended staff: child ratios, ensuring your child has a high level of 1:1 care and attention.
Each room leader will have a level 3 qualification and extensive practical childcare experience and at least half of the remaining staff in each room will have a level 2 qualification and some experience of working with children. There may also be a student within the team – please see below for further information.
Although all staff are responsible for the general well-being of all of the children in our care, we operate a key-carer system so that each child has a dedicated member of staff who will work closely with them, being responsible for their daily care, feeding, nappy changes, daily observations, charting their progress and development and liaising with parents.
All staff have clear DBS checks and Paediatric First Aid training, as an absolute minimum. We commit to each attend at least two training courses per year to keep our skills and qualifications current. The core training courses of Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection, Health and Safety, Safer Moving and Handling, Equal Opportunities and Food Hygiene will be refreshed every three years; and other relevant workshops and courses will be attended according to the business need.
We employ students and actively support staff to further their childcare knowledge and development by gaining level 2, level 3 or foundation degree qualifications. We use local training providers for these qualifications and RBWM training courses for the core training.