Staffing at Little Owls Day Nursery
Our Nursery is managed by a team of qualified, caring and experienced staff. Within our Tawny Owl baby Nursery we operate to a staffing ratio of 1 member of staff per 3 babies, our Snowy Owl Nurseries operates on a ratio of 1 member of staff to every 4 children and our Barn Owl Nurseries operates to a ratio of 1 member of staff to every 8 children.
Within each nursery we employ a supervisor and senior nursery nurse and our all managers are both employed on a supernumerary basis. We are delighted to inform you that the entire staff team employed at both Little Owls nurseries all hold a recognised childcare qualification with a minimum requirement of Level 3 up to Ba (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies.
During your children’s stay with us at Little Owls our staff will consider the individual needs, interests and different stages of development for each of our children and will use this information to plan challenging and enjoyable experiences in all areas of learning and development. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum where we provide a wide and diverse variety of meaningful enriching experiences for the children to access as well as many opportunities to engage in active learning.Each area of learning and development will be implemented through planned, purposeful play through a mixture of adult and child initiated activities.
Our Nursery aims, assisted by qualified and experienced staff to develop your child intellectually, emotionally and socially for their years ahead at school. Please note that we have produced our own information booklet for parents explaining the Early Years Foundation Stage in greater detail. This pack is provided for each parent, within their Welcome Pack, when their child joins our Nursery.
The Key Person System
Within all of our nurseries every child will be allocated their own Key Person. Within the Tawny and Snowy Owl nurseries, your key person will be responsible for your child’s day to day routine which includes nappy changes, meals and sleeping times. Your child’s Keyperson is directly responsible for observing your child throughout their Nursery sessions and then updating your child’s Learning Journey accordingly. We hope that the Key Person system will provide you with the opportunity to forge a special working relationship with the staff and give you an invaluable in-depth insight into the progress of your child.
The staff at Little Owls Day Nursery work exceptionally well together to provide an outstanding learning environment for the children. Ofsted 2014.