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.
I have noticed that A is more confident with other children when in parks for example. He will happily go and play with children that look his age, and even others that look and are probably older! He enjoys doing artwork at home and I believe that is as a result of the teachings at nursery.
I could leave A at nursery confident that he was safe and well looked after and that he was enjoying himself. This was obvious when it was home time and he was reluctant to come home immediately, always wanting to hang around and continue playing a little bit longer.
All of the staff have been accommodating and friendly to myself, and very good with A.
I would recommend the nursery because it's warm, friendly and has approachable staff. In addition, I like the activities that A has participated in and the projects that he did.