* Relevant Level 3 qualification * The settings designated safeguarding * Business improvement Level 2 * CMI Diploma in Leadership and Management Level 5 * First Aid trained * Nursery Cook * DBS Checked – Clear * Food Hygiene Basic Awareness
Della’s ambition set up Early Doors started in 2003 and after putting blood, sweat and tears into trying to get things up and running the nursery opened on 18th April 2005. Since then the nursery has gone from strength to strength and this is largely because of Della’s active role within the setting and commitment to ensuring her staff are of a high standard to offer the best quality childcare to children and their families.
Claire Bird – Nursery Manager
* Early Years Professional Status – Level 6 * Deputy safeguarding officer * First Aid Trained * SENCO * CMI Diploma in Leadership and Management Level 5 * Forest School leader * DBS Checked – Clear * Food Hygiene Basic Awareness
Claire joined the Early Doors team in August 2006. After having wanted to work with children since she was very young she feels that now she is exactly where she wants to be. Claire originally started with a basic level 3 qualification, and then went on to complete her Foundation Degree in Early Years which gave her the basics to starting her Early Years Profession Status qualification which she successfully completed in October 2012.
Ros Jordan – Nursery Nurse based with the ‘Little Learners’
* Health and safety coordinator * First Aid Trained * DBS Checked – Clear * Food Hygiene Basic Awareness * NVQ Level 2 in Early Years
Ros joined the team in 2008 with no experience in childcare except for having 2 grown up children of her own. However this has not stopped her willing to learn and develop into the fantastic practitioner that she is today. Ros just grown in confidence and she thoroughly enjoys her job. Ros is always happy and adds fun to the setting.
Jean Hughes – Nursery Nurse based with the 'Little Learners'
* Relevant level 3 qualification * DBS Checked - Clear * First Aid Trained
Jean joined us in 2012 with the vision that she would be covering maternity leave, however in January 2013 circumstances changed and we decided to offer Jean a full time post. Jean is very enthusiastic, with 3 children of her own and having worked within a preschool setting she has a lot of skills and knowledge to offer. Jean is always bright and bubbly.
Rachel Sugden – Nursery Nurse - Head of the Busy Pre-schoolers * Relevant level 3 qualification * DBS Checked - Clear
Rachel joined our team in February 2013 and although she was very newly qualified she has blossomed into a fantastic practitioner. She has a very caring nature and is always interested in meeting the children’s individual needs.