Our Staff - First Steps

Meet the experienced and qualified staff at First Steps

The staff have a mixture of qualifications and experiences and have all been chosen carefully:

Kat

Owner/Manager/Leader

Designated Safeguarding Officer, Paediatric First Aid Officer, SENCO, Health and Safety Officer

Qualifications

HNC Level 5 in Advanced Practice in Working with Families and Children. BTEC National Diploma in Early Years (Level 3), Setting based SENCO, Safeguarding Children Level 1/2 Awareness of Abuse and Neglect, Safeguarding Competency, Introducing Play-work Level 1, Food Hygiene, EYFS introduction, Observation, Assessment and Planning, Risk Assessments, Get Going With Communication, Working with Vulnerable Families, Revised EYFS, ELKLAN, Strengthening Leadership and Management, Being Reflective and completing your SEF, Food Hygiene Level 2, Prevent Duty, Further Child Protection for Management, Characteristics of Effective Learning.

First Steps Beaumont Leys Staff

Rachel

Leader (Management)

Health and Safety Officer, Deputy Safeguarding Officer, SENCO and Playscheme worker.

Qualifications

Qualifications - NVQ in Childcare Level 3, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding Children – Awareness of Abuse and Neglect, Safeguarding Competency, Supporting Children with ADHD, Food Hygiene Level 2, Child Protection, Supervision and Line Management of Staff and Babies and Development, , Being Reflective and completing your SEF, Prevent Duty, Further Child Protection for Management, Characteristics of Effective Learning.

Sarah

Deputy Leader (Management)

Health and Safety Officer

Qualifications

NVQ Level 4 in Childcare and Education, Food Hygiene, Paediatric First Aid, Promoting Positive Behaviour, Autism training, Characteristics of Effective Learning.

Training

Health and Safety, Safeguarding Children – Awareness of Abuse and Neglect, Further Child Protection for Management, Characteristics of Effective Learning, Observation, Assessment and Planning.

Aziza

Pre-School Officer

Pre-School staff member

Qualifications

NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce, Safeguarding Children Level 1/2, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene Level 2, Prevent Duty, Planning for the Individual, Characteristics of Effective Learning.

Gina

Pre-School Officer

Pre-School staff member

Qualifications

HNC Level 3 in Childcare and Education, Food Hygiene, Knowing the EYFS, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding Children, Child Development, Prevent Duty, FGM, Characteristics of Effective Learning.

Wendy

Pre-School Officer

Pre-School staff member

Qualifications

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce, Food Hygiene, Knowing the EYFS, Paediatric First Aid, Get Going with Communication, Meeting the Needs of 2 year olds, Communicating with Signs and Symbols, Characteristics of Effective Learning.

Francesca

Pre-School Assistant

Pre-School staff member

Qualifications

NVQ Level 2 in Children and Young People’s Workforce, Characteristics of Effective Learning, Engaging Parents, Moving on with Planning. Paediatric First Aid. Safeguarding Children – Awareness of Abuse and Neglect, Food Hygiene, Characteristics of Effective Learning.Training – NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce, Prevent Duty, FGM.

First Steps Barley Croft Staff

Leslie

Deputy Leader (Management)

Deputy Safeguarding Officer, Health and Safety Officer and Playscheme worker.

Qualifications

NVQ Level 4 Working with Children and Families, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding Children – Awareness of Abuse and Neglect, Strengthening Leadership and Management, Food Hygiene Level 2, Prevent Duty, Further Child Protection for Management, Health and Safety at Work, Characteristics of Effective Learning. Training – Level 5 Leadership and Management.

Nicola

Senior Pre-School Officer (Management)

Health and Safety Officer and Playscheme worker.

Qualifications

NVQ in Childcare Level 2 and Level 3, Safeguarding Children – Awareness of Abuse and Neglect, Paediatric First Aid, Get Going With Communication, Revised EYFS, Working in Partnership with Parents, Food Hygiene Level 2, Child Development.

Mamie

Pre-School Officer

Pre-School staff member

Qualifications

HNC Level 3 in Childcare and Education, Food Hygiene Level 2, Prevent Duty, First Aid, Characteristics of Effective Learning, Child Protection.

Elaine

Pre-School Officer

Pre-School staff member

Qualifications

NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce, Food Hygiene Level 2, Paediatric First Aid, Emergency First Aid at Work, Understanding basic fire hazards and consequential risks and control measures, Characteristics of Effective Learning, Safeguarding Children - Awareness of Abuse and Neglect, Assessment and Planning.

Lisa

Pre-School Officer

Pre-School staff member

Qualifications

Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce, Food Hygiene, Knowing the EYFS, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding Children, Child Development, Characteristics of Effective Learning.

Jayde

Pre-School Officer

Pre-School staff member

Qualifications

NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce, Characteristics of Effective Learning, Engaging Parents, Moving on with Planning, Paediatric First Aid. Safeguarding Children, Prevent Duty, FGM, Awareness of Abuse and Neglect and Food Hygiene.

Kayleigh

Pre-School Officer

Pre-School staff member

Qualifications

NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce, First Aid at Work, Observation, assessment and Planning. Paediatric First Aid, Prevent Duty, FGM, Awareness of Abuse and Neglect and Food Hygiene.

Natalie

Pre-School Officer

Pre-School staff member

Qualifications

BTEC Level 3 in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing), Training - Paediatric First Aid. Safeguarding Children, EYFS, Prevent Duty, FGM, Awareness of Abuse and Neglect and Food Hygiene.

Rebecca

Pre-School Apprentice

Pre-School staff member

Qualifications

NVQ Level 2 in Children and Young People’s Workforce, Observation, Assessment and Planning

Training

Training – NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce.

Staffing Ratios:

2-3 years ----> 1 per 4 children

3-10 years ----> 1 per 8 children

What do the parents say?
  • Molly has loved her time at First Steps. She has been so well cared for and looked after. I cannot thank everyone enough for taking such good care of Molly and helping her to be bright and happy
  • Cara could not be happier at First Steps Nursery. Her reading has improved vastly since starting, and her enthusiasm for learning could not be higher.
  • Lucas has attended First Steps for two years now. The staff are nothing but helpful and I know he has learned a lot from his days there. He is a more confident and outgoing child because of this.
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OUR CURRICULUM
Broad and balanced

Our curriculum is based around the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the children’s learning environment is planned in response to both the children’s interests and activities to ensure a balance across the curriculum.

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