The nursery is run by experienced and qualified staff, who take a professional approach to ensuring the happiness and safety of the children in their care. We aim to create first class facilities with excellent standards of care, building environment and resources and equipment, thereby enabling the children to learn, develop and flourish to their full potential, whilst having lots of fun!
The routines and activities that make up each day are provided in ways that give the children opportunities to learn and help them to value learning. Routines are adapted to ensure they suit the needs of each individual child.
Children learn by doing rather than being told, and we encourage their creativity through exploring, discovering and experimenting with play.
Our staff are carefully selected for their ability to provide warm and consistent care, and for their understanding of the developing physical, emotional and intellectual needs of the children.
All our staff are vetted to meet stringent requirements set by Ofsted. Prior to starting work, satisfactory references from the most recent former employers and Disclosure and Barring Service checks are obtained for each member of staff we employ. These checks are updated on a regular basis, regardless of length of service.
Virtually all of our staff have an NVQ qualifaction in children’s care, learning and development or are qualified to degree level, and we actively encourage others to pursue formal qualifications.In addition, all staff receive training in safeguarding children, paediatric first aid, moving and handling, food hygiene and fire safety.All training needs are individually assessed and further training provided as required.
Whilst the top priority of our staff team is to ensure the health and safety of the children at all times, we also aim to make the time that your child spends with us an enjoyable ‘learning journey’, which enables him or her to learn,develop and have fun!
If you are interested in career opportunities with Headstart Day Nursery, please see our ‘Working With Us’ page.
We believe that a well balanced and nutritious diet should be available to each child on a daily basis. Our qualified chefs prepare homemade meals, using only fresh ingredients.
Our nursery serves breakfast, lunch and tea, with additional refreshments and snacks throughout the day. Fresh drinking water is always available, as well as milk and orange juice.
Special dietary needs can be catered for, and a vegetarian option is always available.