All our nursery staff are fully trained and qualified in food hygiene, child protection and first aid, and are all highly qualified to look after children. In order to maintain this level of quality, childcare standards and performance are continually monitored and all staff have the opportunity to participate in continual professional development and training throughout the year. Regular team meetings and in-house training further promote a feeling of team spirit and encourage staff to feel proud of the important role they play in your child’s development.
Every child has their own key carer which means staff really get to know each child, helping them become familiar and settled within the nursery and building excellent relationships with parents.
Lisa is very fun and energetic. Lisa’s main objective is to create a safe and happy environment in which our Children can learn and grow. We want a Nursery that feels like home from home not only for our children, but also staff and management alike.
Lisa is involved in staff supervisons with Emily and organises all the extra curricular activities like rugby tots, soccer, gymnastics etc to make the nursery fun and unique. Lisa’s ethos is to strive to improve the nursery on a weekly basis.
Lisa is also involved in the recriutment of staff and carries out a rigorous recruitment and selection process, which means that we select the very best people who have an absolute passion for caring for children and who are a good team fit. Little stars ensure extensive and rigorous pre-employment checks are made on all staff, which go above and beyond CSSIW requirements.
Lisa is level 3 qualified practitioner and also completed her Level 2. Lisa is qualified in food hygiene, advanced child protection, first aid, behaviour management, risk assessment, health and safety, foundation phase trained, challenging behaviour and manual handling.
Lisa is currently studying her Level 5 in Childcare management.
Nursery Manager (Shared)
Emily is our joint manager and is very friendly and easy to talk to. Emily has over 7 years experience working within different types of childcare settings such as flying start, private nurseries, children’s play bus, holiday club in a primary school and a playgroup.
Emily has a degree in Early Childhood Studies and has managed our nursery since opening in April 2013. Emily is also studying her level 5 in Management. Emily handles all the nursery fees and invoices, our risk assessment, our staff observations and the day to day running of the nursery.
We have an open door policy at Little Stars and parents are always welcome to call in to chat to Emily about anything (new and current parents).
Emily is also qualified in food hygiene, child protection, first aid, nutrition, behaviour management, risk assessment and has been on a specialised asthma course. Emily has had foundation phase training and have been on an additional needs course. Emily has completed a leadership and management course, administration of medicine, cross infection procedures in dental health, awareness of childhood neglect.
Nursery Manager (Shared)
Jordan shares the Nursery Manager role with Emily and assists Lisa in the day-to-day management of the nursery and be responsible for all nursery team members in their absence.
This position provides an important support for Lisa whilst Emily is on maternity leave ensuring that childrenâ€™s welfare, development and protection are upheld at all times, and that children, parents and carers are at the core of all childcare-related activity.
Jordan ensures the staff gets to know their key children well and monitors the childrenâ€™s learning journals. Our staff pride themselves on their strong relationships with each other, which encourages children to develop their own positive relationship.
Jordan has a Foundation Degree in Early Years, and she has over 5 years experience in working with children.
Baby Room Practitioner (On Leave)
Leah has her own children and she has a sensitive nature with the babies.
Leah has been with us since opening and is completing her Level 5 in childcare. It is Leah’s role to ensure the room is set up in such a way to encourage the babies to make their own choices, promoting independence and social interaction.
Leah holds her Level 3 in Childcare and works afternoons mornings in the baby room, Leah holds first aid, food hygiene, child protection and tooth brushing hygiene.
Nursery Nurse/Key Worker
Carly has completed her Level 3 NVQ. She is caring and very nurturing and works within the Baby Room. She is compassionate and understanding within her role, and has a strong bond with her key children.
Nursery Nurse/Key Worker
Casey is Level 3 NVQ Qualified. She is confident, fun and energetic and very creative. She also has an exceptional mannerism with the children who always feel at ease with her.
Casey is working with the Bunnies, alongside Emily.
Baby Room Practitioner
Kim has over 5 years experience working within a children day nursery and has worked at Little Stars for over 1 year. Kim has an amazing bond with all the children in her care. Kim is qualified to Level 3 and currently studying her Level 5 in Childcare and excels within her role. Kim helps to run the and maintain the daily routine on baby room and she helps promote growth and development of all babies in her care. Kim uses a sensitive and nurturing approach to look after your child and the children thrive from being around her.
Ceri is our SENCO and has over 20 years experience working with children. Ceri takes the lead in managing the children’s educational needs and it’s her role to liaise between parents carers and other professional agencies.
Ceri builds up great bonds with her children and is extremely patient and nurturing. Ceri is also a qualified foster carer.
Ceri has a wealth of experience and is caring and very approachable. Ceri ensures that any child with SEN Special Additional Needs is fully included.