Our Staff

Our Staff

Managing the nursery are mum and daughters Pat, Rebecca & Anna Kent. All staff members are known on a first name basis creating a warm, caring and friendly atmosphere. In order to maintain high level of quality, childcare standards and performance are continually monitored and all staff have the opportunity to participate in continual professional development and training throughout the year. Regular team meetings and in-house training further promote a feeling of team spirit and encourage staff to feel proud of the important role they play in your child’s development. We place a high emphasis on staff training and development as we believe that our most valuable resource is our staff. All staff have fully enhanced DBS checks.

Key Worker System

When your child starts at One Small Step, they will be allocated a Key worker. This enables a close, secure adult–child relationship, which is critical for early development.

Your key worker will discuss with you the best way of settling your child in to the nursery, working with your child’s existing individual routine.

Your Key worker will speak to you at the beginning and end of each day to discuss how your child’s day has been and what activities they have been involved in. The key worker will share and celebrate the progress of your child.

Staff List

Pat - Pat has taught and trained students in childcare and classroom teaching assistants. Qualifications include: Certificate in teaching, internal verifier award, assessor award, Safeguarding, challenging behaviour, Equal opportunities and Diversity, First Aid, Every child a talker, Makaton training, food hygiene & manual handing, behaviour training, special educational needs & fire safety.

Rebecca - Level 5 Nursery Management. Also holds Level three Childcare & Education, First Aid, Food hygiene, EYFS training, Princes Trust Enterprise, behaviour training, Safeguarding and fire training, prevent duty, EYFS.

Anna - Finance manager. CIMA, AAT, Business administration, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Safegaurding. 

Laura (3-5 years) Childcare Level 3, Food hygiene, child protection awareness, first aid,  behavior training,including children with downs syndrome,  learning outdoors, development for two year olds, working with babies, communication & language, prevent duty.  

Jess ( 3-5 years) Childcare Level 2, Childcare Level 3, child protection, first aid, behaviour training, EYFS, including children with downs syndrome, makaton, communication and language, prevent duty.

Dee ( 2-3 Years) Honor's Degree in Early Years Education, first aid, safegaurding, FGM, prevent duty, L2 understanding autism, food safety, langauge development, leanring through play, positive behvaiour, SEN, reflective practice. 

Sarah E (2-3 years and Room Leader)  BA Honor's Degree in Childhood Studies. First Aid, safegaurding, SENCO, food hygine and safety, prevent duty, FGM, positive behaviour, EYFS training. 

Janet (2-3 years) B- TECH Level 3 national diploma Childhood studies, First Aid, EYFS training, safeguarding, manual handling, communication & language, prevent duty. 

Caitlin ( 2-5 years)  Apprentice working towards level 3 childcare, first aid, EYFS, communication and language, prevent duty, FGM.

Danielle (0-2 years room leader) Foundation degree- Young childrens Learning and Development, Childcare level 3, behaviour training, FGM, safeguarding, prevent duty, working with babies, leadership and motivation, manual handling, Chuld abuse, food safety, EYFS training. 

Amy (0-2 years) Childcare Level 3, First Aid, FGM, safegaurding, oral health awareness.

Katie (0-2 years) Childcare level 3, safeguarding, signing with babies & young children, boosting language, working with babies, first aid, food hygiene, behaviour training, fire training, communication & language, prevent duty. 

Sarah W ( 0-3 years) Level 4 in Health & Social Care, Safegaurding, FGM, prevent duty, First Aid. 
Charlotte ( 0-3 years) Level 3 Health & Social Care, safegaurding, FGM, prevent duty. 

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Tel: 01924 565 141
Email: info@onesmallstepnursery.co.uk
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