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Staffing

Here at Butterfield Pre School our staff have been selected to provide a high standard of care and education for your child. All staff are subject to Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks before they start employment, have regular performance reviews and have a firm commitment to on-going training.

The setting adheres to/exceeds the Early Years Foundation Stage welfare requirements whereby at least one member of staff holds a level 3 qualification and half of all other staff a level 2 qualification and they will always be at least 2 members of staff on duty at any one time.

Our minimum ratio of staff to children is as follows:

- 1 Adult to 8 children (3 year olds)
- 1 Adult to 4 children (2 year olds)

Please see the Parents notice boards in the cloakroom for details and pictures of the staff at the setting.

 

 

 

 

Staff ensure they know all the children in their care and each child will be assigned a ‘key person’ with whom both child and parent/carer can build a special relationship. Each ‘key person’ will be responsible for the planning of activities and assessing the development of each child with in their care.

Who are we?

 This is a small introduction to the staff at the setting to help you and your child/ren become familiar with who we all are and our background. 

Management Team

Nicola (Nic) Fish

Manager and Owner

Qualifications

NVQ level 5 in Childcare management

NVQ level 3, Childcare

NVQ level 3Management

NVQ level 3 Customer Services 

First aider, Food Hygiene

S.E.N.C.O, Behaviour Officer

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Personal Profile

Hi I’m Nic Fish and I’m the manager and owner here at Butterfield Pre School. I have worked in various nursery settings throughout my time in childcare and worked my way up to my current role. I have undertaken lots of different training and have over 15 years experience and this is all reflected in the practices in the group.  I joined the group in 2007 as manager and took over the ownership in March 2015,  it has been a fabulous time and the group has come such a long way in such a short time. This is due to our extremely committed staff and parents of the group. I am always here to help in any way I can and hope we can provide the care and education you require for your child/ren.

Core Staff

Amy Charlton

Deputy Manager 

Qualifications

Level 3 Early year’s educator

First Aider 

Key person group = Purple

Personal Profile

Hi I’m Amy, I have been here at Butterfield for just over a year and I have just qualified. I love helping the children learn and I am also always learning new things to myself everyday. I look forward to continuing to get to know our new children and helping to further develop the children. 

Zoe Evans

Acting Senior

Playworker

Qualifications

CACHE level 3 Childcare

First Aider

Key person group = Orange

Personal Profile

Hi I’m Zoe, I have worked with children for over 3 years while training to be qualified and currently hold my level 3 Childcare. I have love helping and watching the children learn and grow. I am a new playworker at Butterfield and am still getting to know all the children and parents. I look forward to helping you all in the future

Alisha Wright

Playworker

Qualifications

Cache level 3 Childcare

First aider

Key person group = Blue

Personal Profile

Hi I’m Alisha I have worked in childcare for over 4 years, I took 2 years out to raise my own 2 children. As a parent myself I know how important it is for my child to feel safe and secure within their nursery setting. I currently hold my level 3 in childcare. I look forward to helping guide your children through their development here at Butterfield and making their time here fun and full of happy memories.  

Ruby Kennedy

Supply Playworker

Qualifications

BTEC National Diploma in

Childcare level 3

Safeguarding course

Currently training towards

Degree in primary education

First Aider

Key person group =Green

Personal Profile

Hi, I’m Ruby and I’m a playworker at Butterfield Pre School. I am qualified to a level 3 and am currently studying a degree in primary education. I thoroughly enjoy working with the children and helping them learn through various activities. I am always happy to help in any way I can. 

Beth Higgins

Apprentice  

Qualifications

Training towards

Level 2 Early years care

First aider

 

Personal Profile

Hi I’m Beth, I am currently doing an apprenticeship here at Butterfield Pre School. I very new to childcare and I’m really enjoying helping the children learn and getting to know everyone.  I am also learning new things to myself everyday. I look forward to continuing to get to know our new children and families  and helping to further develop the children. 

Lee Elliott

Chef 

Qualifications

NVQ level 3 Hospitality

Level 2 Food Hygiene

NDNA’s  –

Nutrition and Health eating 

Personal Profile

Hi, I’m Lee I am trained in hospitality and catering and hold a level 2 food hygiene certificate. I have 3 children of my own and working in the food industry I know how important a healthy lifestyle is for children. There is no better way to start then at a young age. Healthy eating helps children to develop, learn and grow. It tackles childhood obesity and is top priority for many parents. Getting children enjoying healthy food from an early age is a way to help them eat well for the rest of their lives. I am committed to offer children healthy, nutritious, balanced meals and snacks which meet individual needs and requirements. I also provide cooking sessions with the children which is a real highlight of my job.


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