General Information

 

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.

 

Staffing

 

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. 

 

All staff  are fully qualified to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.  Two members of staff have Foundation Degrees and three others are studying for theirs.  One of our staff is a qualified teacher as well as having an Early Years Professional qualification.

 

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.