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.

Manager - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Jo Buckman

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
11+ years’ experience in the Early Years setting.

Pre-School Practitioner

Trudi Kay

TQUK Level 2 Children & Young People’s Workforce
Safeguarding Children
Paediatric First Aid
Safer Food Handler Level 2
3+ years’ experience in the Early Years setting

Pre-School Practitioner

Kristina Barnes

CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education
Safeguarding Children
Paediatric First Aid

Deputy Manager - Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO)

Michelle Carlton

CACHE Level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
Safeguarding Children Level 2
Paediatric First Aid
Safer Food Handler Level 2
16+ years’ experience in the Early Years setting

Pre-School Practitioner

Catherine Bargent

NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education
Safeguarding Children
Paediatric First Aid
Early Years SENCo Trained
Food Hygiene Level 2

15+ years’ experience in the Early Years setting.

Lead Pre-school Practitioner -Designated Safeguarding Lead

Clare Taylor

CACHE Level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.
EY Safeguarding – for Designated Lead
Paediatric First Aid
Safer Food Handler Level 2
16+ years’ experience in the Early Years setting

Pre-School Practitioner

Jade Cheeseman

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

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.

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