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.
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.
|Supervisor||Liz Leonard||Setting SENCO, Health and Safety Officer, Fire Marshall|
|Assistant Supervisor||Joanne Walsh||Designated Child Protection Officer, Risk Assessment and Policies, Administration|
|Qualified Assistant||Tejveer Dooa||Equal Opportunities|
|Qualified Assistant||Noreen Doshi|
|Qualified Assistant||Asia Sattar||Nominated First Aider|
|Qualified Assistant||Alia 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.
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
Foundation stage planning
Preparing for OFSTED
Observation and record keeping
Early learning goals
Disability and Discrimination Act
Speech and language development
Maths for the Early Years
Language and Literacy
Knowledge & understanding of the world
Coping with change when you’re small
Science and technology
Language and literacy
Moving and manual handling
Birth to 3 Matters
WOW Signs for Success
Every Child Matters
Phonics and Sounds
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.