We currently have four members of staff at Whitley who are all Level 3 qualified in child development and have years of experience in supporting children’s development, including children with special needs. Also, all the staff are trained in Paediatric First Aid. All staff regularly attend courses regarding new practice regarding child development and in addition courses such as Makaton, SEND, I’m Two not Three, Food Hygiene,
The ratio of staff to children is a minimum of;
- 1:4 (under 3 years old)
- 1:8 (over 3 years old)
We also operate a ‘key person’ system, so that each child has someone assigned to care for them, and forge close relationships with the family.
We ask parents to help out where possible (approximately once per half term), and have a rota on the notice board. It’s a great opportunity to see what goes on during a session; seeing your child and the other children “in action” is a wonderful experience.
Staff members attend training sessions as part of our contract with Cheshire West Council Early Years Department.
- Vicki Brown, Pre School Manager 07854 422418 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gail Healey Deputy Manager