Staff

The Supervisor/s and staff are responsible for the day to day running of the Playgroup. If you have any worries about your child, please talk to your child’s Key worker or the Supervisor/s who will be happy to help and reassure you. We believe children and parents are entitled to expect courtesy and prompt, careful attention to their needs and wishes. Our intention is to work in partnership with parents and the community generally and we welcome suggestions on how to improve our group at any time.

Noreeen, Tej, Joanne, Liz, Asia, Alia

Noreeen, Tej, Joanne, Liz, Asia, Alia

The playgroup complies with OFSTED regulations for staff ratios, i.e. 1 member of staff for every 4 children under 3 years old, plus 1 member of staff for every 8 children over 3 years old.

This means at least 5 staff members when the playgroup is full (32 children).

All persons working in the playgroup must have a satisfactory DBS check.

Staff RoleNameResponsibilities
SupervisorLiz LeonardSetting SENCO, Health and Safety Officer, Fire Marshall
Assistant SupervisorJoanne WalshDesignated Child Protection Officer, Risk Assessment and Policies, Administration
Qualified AssistantTejveer DooaEqual Opportunities
Qualified AssistantNoreen Doshi
Qualified AssistantAsia SattarNominated First Aider
Qualified AssistantAlia Khan

All staff are key workers and hold the enhanced DBS certificate as well as the Paediatric First Aid Certificate. Click on their names for an individual profile and photo. Apart from English, staff also speak Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

Qualifications

All new persons expressing an interest in working in the playgroup are encouraged to take the PLA certificate or diploma or an NVQ qualification and they are given work experience and as much help as possible within the playgroup setting. Any other helpers must have relevant qualifications and experience. Staff regularly attends short courses and workshops put on by the Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership. For example:-

HIV & AIDS awareness
Child Protection Procedures
Behaviour Management
Foundation stage planning
Autistic Spectrum
Preparing for OFSTED
Observation and record keeping
Developmental Profiles
Early learning goals
First Aid
Complaints procedures
Play Matters
Child Protection
Food Hygiene
Disability and Discrimination Act
Safeguarding
Speech and language development
Maths for the Early Years
Language and Literacy
Special needs
Music
Rhyme-time
Creative
Makaton
Portage
Quality play
Knowledge & understanding of the world
Coping with change when you’re small
Science and technology
Language and literacy
Moving and manual handling
Baby Signing
Birth to 3 Matters
WOW Signs for Success
Forest School
Every Child Matters
PALS
Phonics and Sounds
ECAT

The Playgroup staff strive to keep abreast of the latest developments in children’s learning and plan attendance at further courses throughout the academic year.