We pride ourselves on our committed team of staff. Playgroup employs four members of staff:
Supervisor – Vicki Wright has a Nursery Foundation Diploma in the Montessori Method and a B.A. Honours degree in Education (with one full term of assessed teaching practice). She is very experienced, having run a nursery in Oxford for 10 years and has been managing the setting since 2006.
Deputy Supervisor - Andrea Fayers has an NVQ Level 2 in Childcare Learning & Development
Assistant – Claire Hipkin is very experienced, having worked at Playgroup for a number of years
Assistant - Danielle Edmunds has an Level 3 NVQ in Playwork
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 has completed the specialist training for Safeguarding Children and is the designated person to take lead responsibility for safeguarding children. Andrea has also completed the specialist training 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