Staff qualifications range from those who are employed as Nursery Apprentices working towards their NVQ Level 2, Nursery Assistants working towards their NVQ Level 3 and management staff who have achieved their NVQ Level 4 or 5 in Childcare Management.
All staff are recruited and employed by Kiddies’ Cabin using an extensive vetting procedure which ensures that they are both suitable to work with children and have the necessary skills and personality so that the nursery meets the requirements of each child in our care.
Regular staff training is undertaken on paediatric first aid, food hygiene, safeguarding / child protection and fire safety training. These are updated on an annual or three yearly basis depending on the statutory requirements. Prior to commencing their employment with us, all staff attend a three day staff induction course held by the Trust. Staff receive regular developmental guidance to ensure that they continue to develop professionally and personally.
All staff attend Basic Life Support training with Paul McEndoo, the Trust's Community Resuscitation Facilitator every year.
Nursery Manager - Leigh Kelly(Does not work on Fridays)
|Qualification: NNEB Diploma in Childcare & Education, Level 5 in Leadership.|
Leigh has worked as the Nursery Manager since the nursery opened in 2006.
Nursery Deputy - Lorna Lepetit
Qualification: NVQs Level 2 & 3 in Childcare, Level 3 in Management and a Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership.
Lorna joined Kiddies' Cabin in August 2019 as the Deputy Manager. She previously worked in our Reading nursery from the time it opened in 2003. Lorna has had extensive experience working with all age groups, and was able to achieve the Baby Talk Award alongside her team.
E is leaving to start school. During her time in the nursery she has experienced consistent staffing, care, compassion and social interaction, and fun.
The most positive experience for me as a parent is feeling safe, my child is happy and loving her time and developing with people I trust.
Chloe and Charlotte had the most long lasting and positive influence on E.
I have recommended the nursery to family and friends and others have joined as a result.
Leigh was really supportive of me and that means a lot to me. I loved the summer and Christmas Fairs, loved the graduation, loved the carol service and so did E. It really boosted her confidence, I could not believe how proudly she stood there and sang.