Staff Team

Staff Team

Our staff team are highly valued and we pride ourselves in having a consistent staff team. For us, our commitment to our team mirrors our commitment to our children. The core members of the team are fully qualified, experienced and supported by nursery nurse assistants. They are all enthusiastic and caring - combining a love of young children with professional expertise. This is coupled with an understanding of the children's needs and their development processes.

The Nursery Proprietor/Manager, Julie Parhar, has over 14 years experience in childcare. She is an EYP holding a degree in childcare (Early Years Professional Status) as well as in Mathematics, an NVQ4 in Nursery Management and is a qualified NVQ assessor. This coupled with the fact that she is a mother of two herself means that the nurseries are run in a caring and professional manner.

Staff learning and motivation are of utmost importance and the nursery's commitment to this is highlighted by the fact that both settings are recognised as Investors in People. Other examples include:

  • Comprehensive learning programme
  • Continuous professional development
  • Extensive programme of rewards
  • Inset Days for team training and team building

Each setting has members of staff with qualifications and responsibility in specialist areas such as children's special needs, health and safety, food hygiene etc. In all cases more staff members have these specialist qualifications than that required.

New staff joining the team are subject to rigorous checks to ensure their suitability. Professional reference checks are completed prior to their start date. All staff are cleared through the Criminal Records Bureau/Disclosure and Barring Service.