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Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified

At Tiny Tots, we take pride in building an enthusiastic and dedicated team of practitioners who collaborate closely across all aspects of our nursery. Our team members are carefully selected for their ability to provide the highest standards of care to each baby/child under their supervision, as well as their commitment to delivering excellent service to the families we serve.

To ensure the safety and well-being of our children, all staff members undergo a rigorous screening and vetting process. They are required to have a full DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check, and we ensure that multiple staff members in each room hold a current Paediatric First Aid qualification.

We place great emphasis on staff training at our nursery. Each team member participates in a comprehensive induction program during their first six months with us. If they are not already qualified, they are expected to work towards a Level 3 NVQ in Childcare.

In addition to the induction program, our staff members benefit from annual off-site training, covering a range of topics across the curriculum. We also provide annual in-house training sessions that address key areas such as safeguarding, behavior management, health and safety, manual handling, and special educational needs. These training sessions ensure that our staff members stay up to date with the latest guidance and updates each year.

To enhance the expertise within our team, we have specialists trained in key areas such as speech and language, sensory play, outdoor play, and physical development. These specialists share their knowledge with the rest of the team through presentations and handouts that contain ideas, activities, and guidance.

Each staff member at Tiny Tots receives a personal training plan and regular coaching sessions, including one-on-one meetings. They undergo an annual appraisal process and have the opportunity to earn a performance-based bonus. Our goal is to provide continuous support, motivation, and appreciation to our staff. By maintaining a low staff turnover, we ensure continuity of care, close bonds with the children, and the implementation of best practices.

The Role 

Key Person

Every child will be assigned a member of the team as their Key Person shortly after starting. The Key person will form a close bond with each child for which they are responsible, adapting activities to suit their needs and stage of development, monitoring and recording their progress and acting as the main point of contact for parents.

Children will have their own unique Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Diary which the key person will write in on their behalf. It will track their progress as we observe it, with photos and observations linked to the learning goals of the EYFS. This diary will go home with your child when they leave nursery to go to primary school.

 In addition, we will track each child’s progress through the following assessments:

  • Starting point assessment – when your child joins us initially.

  • Two-year check – all children are required to have this check done at the key age of between two and three years old. We undertake this check at nursery and discuss this with you.

  • Tracking Overview – we will collect tracking information every six months to see how they are developing and compare this to their chronological age, to identify any children who are exceeding their age-related expectations or that may need additional support. Our goal will be to ensure all children are moving forward in every area of the EYFS during their time at Tiny Tots, regardless of where they started when they joined us. We will feedback your child’s progress at two parent’s evenings each year, held in April and October.

  • A Transition Report – this is required by your child’s primary school prior to their move. We undertake this at nursery and discuss this with you.

Whilst the key person plays a vital role, it is also important to say that every staff member will know, care for and help develop each child in their respective rooms. Your child will learn through playing and interacting with all the children and staff members in their room, and will learn to socialise, share and bond with many different people as a result.

Want to join the Team?

Join our dynamic team at Half Pints and become part of a passionate community dedicated to providing exceptional early childhood education. We value creativity, teamwork, and a commitment to nurturing young minds. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children, supporting their growth and development in a nurturing and stimulating environment. We offer professional development opportunities, a supportive work culture, and the chance to work alongside experienced educators who share a common goal of providing the highest quality care and education. Come join us in creating a positive and transformative educational experience for our little learners.

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