Each session is run by at least two supervisors and two other members of staff (either supervisors or assistants). This gives a high adult to child ratio of at the very least 1:4 for under threes and 1:8 for the over threes.
All members of staff are DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service), have current paediatric first-aid qualifications and regularly attend relevant courses to further their skills.
Staff involved with snack times have food hygiene level 2 qualifications.
|Pre-School Manager. Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner, Policies and Procedures. Over 20 years’ experience at New Marston Pre-School.|
|Deputy Manager. Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner, Safeguarding Officer. Over 10 years’ experience at New Marston Pre-School.|
|Mandy Whitehouse||Senior Level 3 Practitioner. Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner, Communication, Language Literacy Co-ordinator. Over 10 years’ experience at New Marston Pre-School.|
|Alison Smith||Level 3 Practitioner|
|Sarah Smith||Level 3 Practitioner|
|Play Assistants and Lunchtime Supervisors|
|Debbie Walton||Over 10 years’ experience at Pre-School and former Chair of the Pre-School committee|
|Yasmeen Akhtar||Level 2 Practitioner. Level 2 qualified Early Years Practitioner, SEN one-to-one support worker.|
|Terri Blinman||Classroom Assistant|
|Donna Morgan||Classroom Assistant|
|Jilly Beesley||Volunteer Play Assistant and local grandma|
|Louise Rosenberg||Finance and Admissions Co-ordinator|
All staff members have had considerable experience in their field and the majority are parents or grandparents of children who have previously attended the Pre-School.