The nursery management only employs staff which it believes to be of the very highest calibre. Indeed, since we first opened in 1991, all of the staff here at Pooh Corner have been professionally qualified nursery nurses or persons with equivalent qualifications such as the NVQ level 3 in child care.
The nursery has trained nursery assistants to provide additional skill sets and support as part of the team.
When you come to Pooh Corner you can be assured that the staff to child ratios are amongst the highest for the profession.
Pooh Corner's support system for children and parents comes from its use of the Key Worker System . Each child is assigned a specific member of staff who will complete observations and work on each child’s learning journeys. They will also compile summative reports including the 2 year check.
A Special Educational Needs Coordinator is also employed to work with any child at Pooh Corner presenting learning difficulties.
Staff are provided with additional training and given opportunities for continuous development by regularly attending courses set by local educational authorities such as Young in Herts . It is through trained, motivated and professional staff that we can expertly deliver the huge commitment of care afforded by the staff to your child's daily and future welfare.
Pooh Corner also acts as a training and placement facility for several of the local colleges that offer child care courses. With so many successful students having trained at Pooh Corner and with the nursery's well deserved reputation, we now find ourselves inundated with student hopefuls looking to gain a temporary role. This allows Pooh Corner to be highly selective about all its applicants and offers places each year only to whom it considers the very best.
All of the students at Pooh Corner are fully supervised at all times, and upon joining are assigned to a member of staff to work with.