All nursery policies conform to Ofsted national standards, copies of which are kept at each entrance of the nursery and are also available upon request.
Here at Homestead Nursery, we have a good understanding of children's needs and base our care and learning around them. Supporting and encouraging independence, self assurance and creativity are
priorities. Developing social interaction and understanding differences in others also plays an important role in our work. We also support you, the parent, in bringing up your child.
The nursery is divided into 4 rooms according to age. Each room has a wet play area, activity area and its own toilets / changing area. All downstairs rooms have direct access to the outside
play area. Children with specific learning or physical needs can be accomodated at the nursery.
Staff are carefully selected for their experience and qualifications. All staff provide two references and have a Disclosure and Barring check before they can work unsupervised
with the children.
Our manager has a degree and EYT qualification. We have an early years teacher who works with the older children. Several of our other staff have degrees as well as others who are studying towards
them. All other staff are NVQ 3 and above.
We have a rolling programme of training with Cheshire West and Chester and all of our staff attend training courses on a regular basis.
The majority of staff have First Aid training and Food Safety Level 2.
Staff/Child ratios are in accordance with Ofsted guidelines and are always adhered to.
All staff wear name badges and staff photos are displayed outside each room.