At each session there is a legal adult/child ratio of 1:4 for two year olds and 1:8 for three year olds.
We generally operate 1:5 ratio for good practice. All staff are DBS checked. At present there are 7
members of staff working at Hanley Swan Pre-School Playgroup, they are:-
Sally Sinclair – Pre-School Manager
Sally has many years experience in the Early Years and an NVQ3 in children’s care learning and development, a level 3 in safeguarding children and young people, and is paediatric first aid trained, along with food hygiene, speech and language, behaviour management, prevent duty, FGM, EYFS and many others. Sally lives in Welland with her family.
She is the settings designated senior safeguarding member of staff.
Rosie Dakin- Pre-School Deputy Manager
Rosie lives in Malvern with her family, she has a level 6 childcare qualification, safe guarding and food hygiene, paediatric first aid and forest school leader training. She has a passion for dance, yoga and drama, and regularly puts on performances with the children.
Gemma Stevens - Pre-School Speech and language lead/forest school leader
Gemma is a qualified primary school teacher who lives in Malvern with her family. She is the settings speech and language lead, and supports our children who may need additional help to achieve their potential. She has paediatric first aid, food hygiene and safeguarding training., and is a forest school leader.
Kirstie Jackson pre-school deputy (maternity cover)
Kirstie is a level 3 preschool assistant, she lives with her family in Malvern and has returned to cover for us after her own maternity leave. We welcome her back. She has a wealth of experience in behaviour needs as well as safeguarding and send training.
Lydia Addicott - Pre-School assistant level 2/3
Donna Potts - Pre-School 1:1 support level 4/ SENCO
sANDRA nORTHOVER-LEVEL 3 sen SUPPORT/COVER STAFF