Staff at White Post
Our staff are dedicated to providing a happy and safe environment for all the children. All our staff are carefully chosen not only for their experience and qualifications but also for their ability to work as a team and to show commitment and empathy to children in their care.
Many have been at this nursery for several years and so not only offer continuity for your child, but are also more mature and have extensive childcare experience as well. In each room the required amount of qualified nursery nurses are supplemented by trainee nursery nurses. We also have three nursery nurses who hold Early Years degree qualifications. All staff to child ratios are always met and often exceeded.
Staff, where possible remain constant, operating a ‘Key Worker’ system. This is when each child is allocated to a member of staff to provide a link between the parents and child. They will be largely responsible for settling them into nursery, their day to day care and communicating with the parents about their child’s development. This enables the member of staff to develop close relationships with children in their care.
Lisa Chipping, Nursery Manager
My career in Early Years began 16 years ago when my youngest daughter was reluctant to start nursery. This resulted in me becoming a parent volunteer but I soon identified the rewards of working with children. My personal experience of leaving my child within the care of others has influenced and driven me to continuously improve my knowledge and professional practice. After working my way up through the different roles and responsibilities, I now have 10 years of managerial experience and have achieved a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Early Years. When considering my ambitions for the children within my care, I am able to draw on my previous experience within an outstanding setting and the knowledge which I have gained. However, I always return to what I feel is the most beneficial experience, that of being a mother. Now that both daughters have grown and flown the nest, my husband and I are enjoying a few more holidays in the sun where the topic of conversation mainly revolves around how long we will have to wait to become grandparents!