All staff at the nursery are committed to providing care to the highest of standards. They have been carefully selected, not only on the basis of qualifications, professionalism and experience but also for their enthusiasm, dedication, caring nature and sensitivity towards the needs of children. They are highly motivated to provide a top class service (and they love having fun too). Overall, the team’s qualifications and experience makes a balanced and knowledgeable group who have the necessary skills and abilities to offer the very best childcare.
All Early Years Practitioners at Smarties Day Nursery hold an approved childcare qualification, (i.e. Degree, NNEB, Btec, Diploma or PPA diploma), and/or are currently in-training. These qualifications are approved by Ofsted our governing body. Most of our staff possesses additional qualifications such as First Aid, Health and safety, Basic Food Hygiene and Safeguarding. We invest in highly professional, external trainers to deliver relevant training to our staff and this demonstrates the strength of our team in providing the best care for children.
The team includes the Nursery Directors, Nursery Manager, two deputy managers, a number of Early Years Practitioners (Nursery Nurses), assistant Early Years Practitioners and Early Years trainees. We have our own very experienced cook and two kitchen assistants who all hold relevant qualifications in line with current food hygiene legislation.
Smarties staff are Passionate, the quality of our childcare is one of the best in the sector, we have fun and enjoy being with children and we are passionate about delivering the very best for children.
Teamwork is of high importance, we are one Smarties – great things happen when we all work together. The reputation of the whole organisation is in the hands of each individual. We value each person and their contribution as much as we value our own.