We have a room designated to our under 2’s – ‘The Little Room’ and this is led by Carwen who is an experienced member of staff with a level 3 childcare qualification. She is supported by Sue who is level 3 qualified. Along side Carwen and Sue we have Anna who has a degree in Early Childhood Studies to level 6.
We have a separate room for our pre-school aged children from 2- 5 – ‘The BIG Room‘ which is led by Jenna. Jenna is also qualified to level 3 and has lots of early years experience alongside her personal child care experience. She also has additional knowledge of special educational needs and supports children and families in our nursery who need additional support. This room is supported by Emily who has a full and valid level 3 qualification in childcare.
All of our staff are paediatric first aid trained and have safeguarding and child protection training. All staff and volunteers have a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to appointment in the setting.
At Little Poppets we recognise the value of small groups and high staff ratio’s and with this in mind our groups are a maximum as follows:
- Under 2’s are allocated 1 staff member to every 3 children
- 2-3 year olds are allocated 1 staff member to every 4 children
- 3-5 year olds are allocated 1 staff member to every 8 children
At Little Poppets Nursery we also aim to offer a really homely feel and so there are lots of opportunities for all of the age groups to spend time together. Both of our beautifully designed rooms have their own access to our outdoor play space and lunch times are expected to be a social gathering just like traditional family meal times.