Our Staff - Meet the team!

Meet our staff

The Manager of the setting holds a C & G Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s

Workforce Early Years (Advanced Practice) (QCF).

Jo works closely with her small team of practitioners to ensure the children are actively engaged in activities relating to their interests, allowing them to flourish in their development. The key person approach is followed within the setting which enables a warm, homely environment where all families are welcome and valued.

Key person and your child

Our setting uses a key person approach. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he is particularly responsible. Your child's key person will be the person who works with you to make sure that the childcare that we provide is right for your child's particular needs and interests. When your child first starts at the setting, she/he will help your child to settle and throughout your child's time at the setting, she/he will help your child to benefit from the setting's activities.

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Jo Austen
Manager - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy SENCO

C & G Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People

Workforce Early Years (Advanced Practice) (QCF).

EY Safeguarding – Designated Lead

Early Years SENCo Training

Paediatric First Aid

Safer Food Handler Level 2

Health and Safety Level 2
12+ years’ experience in the Early Years setting.

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Jade Cheeseman
Pre-School Practitioner

Pearson Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
Paediatric First Aid
Food Safety Level 2
8+ years’ experience in the Early Years’ setting​

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Tracie Corrigan
Deputy Manager - Deputy Designated Safequarding Lead

CACHE Level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

Effective Safeguarding Practice

Understanding and Addressing Behaviour

18+ years’ experience in the Early Years setting

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Michelle Senft
Pre-School Practitioner
- SENCO

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education
Paediatric First Aid
Food Safety Level 2
Food Allergy Awareness

16+ years’ experience in Childcare

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Robyn Allen
Lead Pre-school Practitioner

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education

Paediatric First Aid

Food Safety Level 2

12+ years’ experience in the Early Years’ setting

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Trudi Kay
Pre-School Practitioner

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ABOUT US: Working together - We are part of a collaboration with other local early years providers in Faversham.

We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities, which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others. Outdoor activities contribute to children's health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the indoor playroom.