Quarry Brow employ one staff member who has gained the Early Years Professional degree and others who have level three qualifications and experience in other settings. Our staff also have training in; First Aid, Food Hygiene, Child Protection, Speech and Language and many other basic training relevant for the work they do in nursery. We have also completed phase 1 Makaton signing, which is very useful for children with communicational problems. We are committed to keeping ourselves as up-to-date as possible with childcare legislation and attend different courses throughout the year.
Being professional childcare workers we understand the need to gain experience from nursery settings, therefore we offer training placements to students who are training in childcare on a modern apprenticeship scheme. All students have a full induction and relevant checks to the same standards as key workers.
We also offer placements to students from the local college and local schools for work experience.
Mrs Lynda Haines, Nursery Business Manager. Lynda works together with Nicola to ensure the quality and care is continuous, while taking care of the bussiness management side of the nursery. She has good links with many other agencies, ensuring the children’s needs are supported.
Miss Jamie Berry , Key Worker. Jamie has trained at Quarry Brow since August 2012, she supervises the babies, and is level three qualified in childcare.Jamie is developing more senior responsiblities within her role of delegation and management of the team when required.
Miss Nicola Haines, Childcare Manager. Nicola has been employed at Quarry Brow since March 2006, she supervises the general day to day running of the nursery in all ares, and is the named communication champion supporting children with speech development, she also supports inclusion of children with additional needs, and is the named Child protection officer (CPO). Nicola also has the Early Years Professional degree qualification.
Miss Sue Shaw Key Worker. Sue completed her training at Quarry Brow and is qualified level 3 in childcare. She is now one of the senior key workers, and works with the pre-school children supporting their education, and transitions to school.
Miss Stacey Foreman , Assistant Manager. Stacey works closey with both Lynda and Nicola to support the day to day running of the nursery, her role is observing classroom practice and supporting staff with thier continued professional development. Stacey is qualified with both childcare level three and a training assessor.
Other Staff Many of the staff have trained at the setting and are now employed as classroom assistants, working to support the key staff within the daily classroom routine, working together to meet the childrens needs.
Students are also employed, completing either level 2,level 3 or Modern Apprenticeship in childcare at the setting.