Staff, Training & Security

We hand pick our staff very carefully with safety, professionalism, rapport and continuity at the heart of what we do. We pride ourselves on our staff/child ratio which exceeds the Ofsted staff ratio recommendations.

We have a very low turnover of staff, further enhancing the family feeling of the nursery. We now have a Paediatric Nurse on site at the nursery with 10 years paediatric nursing experience and a member of the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

Security

We take the security of your child extremely seriously and have OFSTED approved procedures in place with the addition of video com entry phone.

All our staff are fully DBS checked personally by the Little House regardless of whether this has already been done by a previous employer.

Staff are re checked every three years.

Fire drills take place every 6 weeks. 

Staff Training

All our staff are fully DBS checked personally by the Little House regardless of whether this has already been done by a previous employer. Staff are re checked every three years. All staff who care for children have Level 3 Safeguarding Training which is updated every other year.

All our staff undergo annual Health & Safety Training every 2 years. They have regular training in the following areas:

Safeguarding with Child Protection | First Aid | Anaphylaxis | Food Hygiene | Behaviour Management | Fire Safety & Fire Marshall | Equality | Inclusion | Diversity

Staff Ratios

 Baby Room Ratio –  1:2/3

Age Two to Three Ratio –  1:3/4

Age Three to Five Ratio – 1:5/6

External Outings Ratio – 1:2/3 (depending on age of children)