OFSTED’s current staff ratio requirements are 1:8 for children aged 3-5 years, 1:4 for children 2-3 years and 1:3 for under 2’s. We currently have an additional four members of staff surplus to the ratios required.
The nursery currently has 9 fully qualified staff with a further 1 training for their NVQ Level 3 qualification and 1 training for their NVQ Level 2 qualification and . We employ two Early Years Professionals, an Early years Teacher, a Special Education Needs Co-ordinator and two Early Language and Lead Practitioners.
Additionally there are three qualified NVQ team leaders and two apprentices.
Staff are trained in paediatric first aid and all take part in an intensive programme of professional development to ensure their skills are up to date and relevant.