All staff are given an enhanced DBS Police Check which is undertaken by the management team to ensure the safety and well being of all children in the nursery. All staff start on a three month probationary contract to ensure their suitability to the nursery. We do not choose new staff lightly. We ensure that we check their references, backgrounds, qualifications and health history.
We are glad that the staff bring their different skills, experience and backgrounds to the nursery, and we have many staff that are parents themselves and understand the joys and frustrations that come with parenthood. We feel very lucky to have a good staff team, most of whom are qualified or undergoing training whilst with us.
We realise that staff retention can be an important issue to prospective parents; therefore we try very hard to retain all of our staff by offering a programme of continuous training to update and extend their qualifications, and help them to reach their personal goals.
We strongly believe that alert, fun and content carers benefit your children and insist that staff have their one hour lunch break away from the children in the staff room which has a separate entrance/exit allowing them to have a complete break, and come back refreshed and re-energised; we have several ladies who come in and help us look after the children at lunchtime. They are also police checked, and have the same background checks as any other staff members.