Smarties prides itself on its staff and a commitment to their continuous professional development. This ensures that the children benefit from staffs knowledge being current with educational changes and research. Staff are recruited from the highest level and hold qualifications ranging from teaching degrees to degrees and NVQs in childhood studies. The nursery has a Qualified Teacher and two Early Years Professionals who oversee the curriculum planning and mentor staff throughout the nursery. The ethos of the nursery is one of care and commitment to the individual child and to you as Parents.
This year we have started ‘OVER AND ABOVE AWARDS’ for the staff to show that we recognise and appreciate their loyalty and hard work. Each month staff can be nominated for the award and the nominations can come from both staff and parents. If you feel a member of staff has been particularly helpful, supportive innovative or just gone ‘over and above’ their normal role, please let us know. Staff who have received the award are given ‘treats’ to enjoy!
The whole staff team is highly motivated towards providing good quality care and education for children. The staff work well as a team because they feel valued and supported within the setting. Partnerships with parents is superb
Whether it is in the baby unit where they are nurtured by kind loving staff or in the toddler area where all the staff are fantastic, the staff welcome you with smiles and chit chat. They are genuine caring people who want to be there. Thatâ€™s the difference they all love children.