At St Joseph's Pre-school we have some long established and experienced staff on our team.
There are thirteen staff in total who work with the children. Most staff work part-time but there is usually eight staff per session working with the children and one on non-contact time, which means we have a higher than standard staff to children ratio. We also have volunteers who help/work at the setting two to four sessions a week plus an Admin Assistant and our Cleaner/Caretaker who also assists with lunch time supervision.
The Centre Manager is full time, qualified to level 6 and has Early Years Professional Status. The Pre-school Manager has her Level 5 Foundation Degree as does one of the Senior Educators, nearly all other staff are qualified to level 2 or 3 and one is just starting her Level 5 Foundation degree.
The Centre Manager is Mrs Cathy Williamson and the Pre-school Manager is Mrs Sheila Hastings.
All staff undertake regular training including Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Health and Safety, Learning Language and Loving It, and other Learning and Development courses, as well as regular In-service Training days. Two staff also have Level 3 Forest School Leader certificates.