The staff are the most important resource the Nursery has.
The staff are qualified with a wealth of experience. Qualifications consist of NVQ level 2, 3 & 4 and Early Years Professional Status. There is a continuing programme of professional development both in house and externally. All staff are trained in Child Protection and receive regular updates.
Mrs Margaret Heys has a wealth of knowledge in the field of Safe Guarding Children and Safer Recruitment. She also has overall responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of the children and staff at Penny Pot and is responsible for the smooth day to day running of the nursery and maintaining high standards.
Miss Kirsty McKay joined Penny Pot in October 2013 and is the Deputy Manager/ Room Leader of Super Stars, her role is for the smooth day to day running of the nursery, and new clients.
Mrs Amy Rzonca-Kelly joined Penny Pot in September 2014 and is the Assistant Manager / Room Leader of our Bright Buttons room, her role is Child Protection and Fire Officer.
Mrs Sarah Griffin joined Penny Pot in November 2016 and is in charge of our Clever Cats room.
Amy and Kirsty work together with Mrs Margaret Heys to endeavour to work with parents and other professionals to devise a programme that will assist with a Childs development and prepare them for their journey in life.
Assisting the room leaders are
Bright Buttons: Mel Connolly, Kerry Rees and Amy Martin
Clever Cats: Rebecca Thompson
Super Stars: Romina Peacock, Zoe Davies
All children are allocated a Key Person, this person is likely to be the adult that your child connects with best, the Key Persons role is to help the child settle into the nursery environment, support them in their learning by planning specific activities around the child’s interests to enhance their learning and development and to maintain a record of their progress.
All staff are:
- Enhanced DBS checked.
- Qualified in First Aid.
- Have gained at least a level 2/3 in childcare qualification, or are working towards.
- Committed to achieving the best for each and every child.
- Required to complete at least 24 hours of training, to update and extend their knowledge annually