All our staff are committed, highly motivated and approachable. We strive to provide a happy, homely, learning and caring environment. Our staff have all undergone the mandatory enhanced DBS checks which enable them to work with children. We feel professional development is an extremely important factor in our team. We regularly attend a wide variety of training to keep our knowledge up to date. Our staffing ratios are inline with the national standards for full day care.
These are as follows:
1 Staff Member : 3 Children
0 - 2 years
1 Staff Member : 4 Children
2 - 3 years
1 Staff Member : 8 Children
3 - 5 years
Our staffing ratios comply with the requirements of statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
I have many years experience within the childcare sector, many of which have involved managerial roles. I am qualified to level 3 in early years and education and level 5 in Leadership for Health and Social Care Children and Young People. Previous to childcare, I worked within the care sector for 11 years, many of those at management level where I gained vast amounts of experience dealing with a wide range of individual needs. I also have experience of working with children that have additional needs including children within the autistic spectrum.
I have many years experience within the childcare sector. I am qualified to level 3 in early years and education and Level 5 in Leadership for Health and Social Care Children and Young People. Before childminding I spent 13 years in retail management. This involved operational responsibilities including managing and developing a team of staff to ensure we delivered customer satisfaction.
I have many years experience in early years, I hold a level 3 in childcare and currently undertaken a Degree in Early Years and Youth Studies. I enjoy watching the children grow, develop and learn new things. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and three sons, we like to go on adventures and walks with our two sausage dogs Harry and Eevee. Also love baking and visiting new places.
I have worked for Little Cygnets since February 2017. I have gained a Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development and Level 5 in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children's and Young peoples services. Some other training I have completed includes: Paediatric First Aid, Manual Handling, Safeguarding Children, Fire Safety, Food Safety and Prevent Duty. Futhermore, I have also achieved Level 4 in Childcare and playwork. I have 6 years experience of working in the Childcare sector, and have experience of working with children additional needs.
I started working at Little Cygnets in March 2018 as an apprentice, after gaining my level 3 in Childcare as I was successful in being kept on full time at Little Cygnets and then promoted to Room Leader in May 2021. I love working with children and I am really enjoying my time in the nursery :)
I am level 3 qualified in Children’s and Young People’s Workforce. I have many years experience in early years, working with different age groups many at senior level. I love to watch children grow and develop. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my two boys and partner.
I work at Little Cygnets part time, I hold a level 2 in Childcare and currently I am completing my level 3 qualification. I love spending time with my little family going on outings and walks together. My favourite time of year is Christmas, it's such a magical time of year!
Hello I'm Amy, I hold a level 3 in Childcare. I have experience in a variety of different early years settings. I work part time at Little Cygnets and Little Butterflies (our sister nursery). I like working between the two settings this enables me to share best practice.
Hello I'm Chloe, I have worked at Little Cygnets since August 2019. I like to spend time with my friends and family, going out for meals and shopping.
Hello my name is Bilkis, I am a qualified nursery nurse with over 20 years experience of working with children aged 0-13 years old. I have completed various training some of which includes: Paediatric First Aid, Manual Handling, Safeguarding, Fire Safety, Food Safety, Prevent Duty and Quality
I am qualified to level 3 in childcare and have completed many other courses such as Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and much more. I have over 10 years childcare experience across various age groups. I enjoy watching the excitement of children when they discover and learn new skills. In my spare time I enjoy visiting the beach and woods with my dog.
I started working at Little Cygnets Childcare April 2021, I am currently completing an NVQ in Childcare. I hold a level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care, recently I have completed training in Safeguarding and Sexual Exploitation. In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with my friends and family, going on long walks with my french bulldog called Sonny.