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St Nicholas Day Nursery has a large number of highly qualified and experienced Early Years Practitioners, many of whom have worked at the nursery for several years. Aside from our bank/relief staff, the majority of the remaining staff work in designated rooms to ensure the children feel safe and secure. We operate a ‘Key Person’ system giving parents the opportunity to liaise with a specific person to discuss their child’s progress.
We have three members of staff that have completed Special Educational Needs training. Tracey Beckworth, the Assistant Manager, Janet Bryant-Wells, a Supporting Team Leader and Tracey Everatt a Team Leader. They have a wealth of experience between them and have a shared responsibility to oversee and implement all aspects of learning and care for those children who require additional support, whilst working closely with parents and professionals from other services. All three ladies attend refresher training and cluster meetings organised by the Lincolnshire Birth to Five Service, to ensure their practice remains current.
We have three regular staff members in the Kitchen. Jo Houlden, our Head Cook, is responsible for creating and managing a 5-week rolling menu, whilst ensuring strict hygiene standards are maintained at all times. Wendy Jackson works alongside Jo Monday to Wednesday as her assistant and takes on the role of Cook for the remainder of the week with an assistant working alongside her.
We try to support our local businesses and use the services of M Gladwin Electrical & Andrew Barnes for plumbing and electrical issues. Fire Stop provide staff training in fire safety, maintain our alarm system, emergency lighting, and equipment. The children’s outside play areas and the grasses areas around the site are maintained by a local horticulturist.
We welcome students from local schools and training providers. Students are not included in our staff to child ratios. Apprentices may be used in ratios under the guidance of experienced and qualified members of staff, once we are happy that they have been fully inducted, are confident and have the skills to effectively work within the team and support the children within their care appropriately.
Thorough checks are carried out on ALL new staff and volunteers. Two professional references are sought, employment history requested and a Disclosure & Barring Service Check (formally CRB) is carried out in accordance with Ofsted and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) legal requirements.