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First Steps to Future Success
From 6 months to 5 years old
0208 866 1855
enquiries@oakleemontessori.co.uk
0208 866 1855
enquiries@oakleemontessori.co.uk

Staff

The Principal is Meera Bhogal. She is supported by Becky Pitt (Manager at Love Lane), Katy Pitt (Manager at West End Lane), and a team of 35 staff consisting of a Deputy Manager, Keyworkers and Nursery staff, Kitchen and Administration.

We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children. As such we have a thorough recruitment and training program for all staff. We are an inclusive and equal opportunities employer and we aim to employ a staff team that provides diversity of experience, qualification and skills.

Our team is made up of both qualified and unqualified childcare staff, catering staff and administrators. Qualifications that staff may hold are; a Montessori Diploma, an NVQ 2,3,4,5 and 6 in Childcare, Degree’s in Early Years or Education, Early Years Teacher and a QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

All staff are trained in how to deliver the Oak Lee ethos and methodology. We positively encourage all staff to continue with furthering their professional development. Staff regularly attend training courses provided by local authorities, in house training and Montessori seminars.

All our staff receive training on the following courses by recognised organisations: First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Fire Extinguisher Training, Health & Safety Training.

We provide a high staff to child ratio which enables us to maintain closer supervision of the children.

We have staff who can speak other languages and from different cultural backgrounds, who will use their knowledge to make the children feel safe and secure and provide support for their social and emotional needs.

 

Keyperson System

The Nursery operates on a keyperson system, where each child is given a keyperson who is responsible for planning, guiding and facilitating their learning.  The keyperson will take responsibility for liaising with parents regarding the child’s development and progress and building a positive relationship with the parents and the child. 

At the end of each term, the staff team and parents will discuss each child’s development and consider whether the child needs to move to another room or change keyperson.  This is why we also actively promote each child to be confident in their ability to work with all staff members, because they will move to a different keypersons during their time at Nursery.