The nursery is led by an Early Years Graduate (0-5 years) who is an Early Years Professional (EYP) and a PGCE Graduate (3-8 years) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The Nursery Manager and Deputy Manager at the Norman Way nursery are both level 6 qualified in Early Years and the Nursery Manager at the Swallowdale nursery is level 3 qualified. The Managers lead a team of highly qualified and motivated staff who are all level 2 / 3 qualified and trained in First Aid, Safeguarding and Health and Safety.
At Early Years Nursery we believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life and we provide the support which enables them to reach their full potential. In order to achieve this we work alongside the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and promote:
- quality and consistency so that every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind
- a secure foundation through learning and development opportunities which are planned around the needs and interests of each individual child
- a good working partnership between the key person and parent/carer
- equality of opportunity and an anti-discriminatory practice ensuring that every child is fully included and supported.