• Finding Fernhurst Court Children’s Nursery

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  • Staff Levels & Qualifications

    No matter how much resources are put into the nursery, in the end we are only as good as the staff we employ.

    We operate using the following staffing ratios (which are set by OFSTED):

    Age Of ChildrenRatio
    From Entry To Two Years Old1:3 (one member of staff fro every three children)
    From Two To Three Years1:4 (one member of staff for every four children)
    Over Three Years1:8 (one member of staff for every eight children)

    Staff Quality

    All of our staff are fully qualified and a large proportion of these fully qualified staff are studying to gain even higher qualifications (see ‘Staff’). We only employ a small number of trainee staff, all of which are studying to gain their ‘fully qualified’ status. However formal qualifications at Fernhurst Court are not nearly enough, a real love for children and real enthusiasm for nursery work are essential qualities to gain & retain employment at Fernhurst Court.

    Training for qualifications does not finish when staff join us. During their employment staff receive further training in teaching skills, activity skills, first aid, food hygiene and in other specialist areas.

    In return for their enthusiasm and hard work we treat our staff as well as we can and try our best both to retain staff and to keep staff turnover low so that children can count on familiar faces in the day to day.

    Staff Usage

    We are as careful as we can be to ensure that staff are used appropriately – we have a Cook for cooking – we have a housekeeper for cleaning – thus staff that are employed to look after the children are used for exactly that.

    Clearances & CRB’s

    All personnel working on the premises of Fernhurst Court hold an enhanced disclosure by the Criminal Records Bureau (known as an enhanced CRB). Any new staff that are undergoing the enhanced CRB checks are not left alone with children.