Investing in our people

Investing in people.

We actively support progression and offer a number of development opportunities so we can truly shape, influence and impact and deliver our values and direct our futures. We show a real commitment to investing in our talented teams enabling them to put their learning into practice.

Development comes in a number of forms:

  • In-house training: a bespoke classroom and or webinar training facility delivering CPD accredited courses. A quarterly training schedule is available and is either specific to job role, such as Designated Safeguarding Lead, or accessible to all for professional development that will impact practice and ensure good outcomes tor all children.  Course examples include:
    1. Promoting Positive Behaviour
    2. Effective Teaching and Learning
    3. Positive Relationships
    4. Regulations and Requirements
    5. Age Specific Development
  • External qualifications: We also subscribe to external recognised qualifications such as SENCO L3 and forest school leaders
  • Peer-on-Peer observations: supporting people to deliver learning and seeing firt-hand the positive impact this has had on the children
  • Personal development plans: every staff member will have a personal development plan that will identify professional profession which can be achieved through coaching and mentoring, inhouse or external training or a formal qualification.

In addition, we have our Leadership Development Programme for Nursery and Deputy Managers which will evolve as a pathway for progression.

Here are the different roles that make up a successful nursery:

Regional Manager: Responsible for the support and governance of up to 12 settings in their region. Our most experienced Regional Manager who has a good level of previous client relationship experience will be appointed for this nursery should our application be successful.

Nursery Manager (NM): Named Suitable Person with Ofsted and designated safeguarding lead for their Setting and accountable for delivering Outstanding Education and Care in line with our company Mission, recruiting, retaining and developing a happy and competent staff team and welcoming families and children to our setting, ensuring they are safe, secure and part of the nursery community. The NM is responsible for all general management of the nursery and is supported by an Administrator.

Deputy Manager: responsible for supporting the NM with the day to day running of the Setting and is mainly focused on observing and developing practice.

Early Years Teacher (EYT): EYT’s are recruited to support and develop our preschool children’s knowledge, skills and abilities and prepare them for their all-important transition to school. Delivering our Foundations for the Future curriculum, the EYT is responsible for planning and preparing activities for children, ensuring environments and resources provide rich learning opportunities and to assess children’s milestones and achievements, identifying any additional support needs and taking any relevant action for early intervention. Their primary role is to work alongside our Nursery Practitioners to effectively implement our educational programmes to prepare children for school.

Room Leaders: responsible for the children and teams in their rooms. Good and effective Room Leaders will not only make sure all the policy and procedures, observation, planning and assessment requirements are met, but will also supervise and support the staff in their teams.

Nursery Practitioners: responsible for being Key People, ensuring strong attachments are formed with children, working in partnership with the children’s parents, interacting with and supervising the children, planning (intent), Implementing and measuring the impact of activities, environments and learning opportunities created for the children and working effectively as part of a team.

Nursery Chef/Cook: responsible for providing food from our companywide menus (developed by our Lead Chef in conjunction with Brakes and their Nutritionist), understanding and preparing food to meet individual dietary requirements and will often provide cooking and learning activities with the children.

Kitchen Assistant: will support the Nursery Chef/Cook in all they do.

Nursery Administrator: Assisting the Nursery Manager on all administrative tasks including communicating with families, invoicing and general office duties.

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