Quality, care and safety
Staffing expertise and key workers
All staff support the children's learning and development and provide quality care. The nursery is committed to the professional development of all staff members. The nursery use a named key person system so that each child gets the support they need.
See the table for details of staff and their qualifications.
Staff and qualifications
|Staff member ||Qualifications|
|Manager and SENCO - Sally Hobbs
||Sally has an Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) and a Masters in Education.
|Senior Childcare Workers, Childcare Workers and Childcare Assistants
||Qualifications range from Level 2 to EYPS, with the majority of staff at Level 3.
|Little Explorers cook
The cook has a Level 2 qualification in Professional Cookery and a Food Safety qualification.
|Child's age||Staff ratio|
|Under 2 years
|2 to 3 years
|From 3 years
Ofsted report and policies
See the nurseries Ofsted inspection report.
Contact the nursery for a copy of their policies.
The safety of all children is key to Little Explorers. The nursery provides safe premises for children to explore and grow.
The nursery follows the Safeguarding Children Policy. This is used when there is a concern for a child's well-being or safety. It ensures that children and families get the support they deserve to keep them safe.
The nursery has a:
- Designated Safeguarding Officer (the nursery manager)
- Deputy Safeguarding Officer (the team Leader of Christchurch Children Centre)
For support and advice, contact the nursery. If you have a concern about a child, see our child protection page.
Before hiring a member of staff, the nursery will:
- do an enhanced DBS (suitability) check
- explore their work history
- check references and supervision