We pride ourselves on our committed team of staff. Playgroup employs four members of staff:
Supervisor – Vicki Wright has a B.A. Honours Degree in Education and a Montessori Teacher Training Diploma (Gold Seal). She is very experienced, having run a nursery in Oxford for 10 years and has been managing the setting since 2006.
Deputy Supervisor – Theresa Ayris has an NVQ Level 3 in childcare. Theresa has been an active committee member in the past. Theresa is the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
Assistant – Claire Hipkin is very experienced, having worked at Playgroup for a number of years
Assistant - Andrea Fayers has an NVQ Level 2 in Childcare Learning & Development
All staff hold current Paediatric First Aid certificates, have attended Safeguarding Children briefings and have been cleared by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Vicki and Theresa have completed the specialist training for Safeguarding Children and Vicki is the designated person to take lead responsibility for safeguarding children. It is our policy to seek training which enhances our ability to work with children and we are committed to attending courses for continual professional development.
If staff are absent we will endeavour to find cover. In the unlikely event that all members of staff are unable to attend or we are unable to cover the ratios, parents would be notified and Playgroup would be closed.
Our ratio of staff to children
1:8 for 3 to 5 year olds
1:4 for 2 to 3 year olds