Meet Our Staff

We think we have the best staff there is – and recently this has been recognised by Children’s Links a national charity which awarded us ‘The Best Team in Hampshire’. We are very proud of this and to find out more about our staff members

We expect, encourage and support all our staff to continue their own learning and development and ensure staff have in-depth knowledge and understanding gained through continuing professional development and higher level qualifications. We also consider it essential that staff must have the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to observe, scaffold and plan for children’s learning effectively, identifying and meeting any additional needs.

Our Nursery Team

Leigh
Nursery Manager

Jo
Deputy Manager

Joanna
Office Manager

Abby
Tweenie Room Leader

Lesley
Tweenie Room

Charonne
Tweenie

Gee
Baby Room Leader

Jenna
Baby Room

Lesley
PreSchool

Sue
PreSchool

Hayley
Catering

Key Person

We create a friendly atmosphere within our nursery, based on warm and caring relationships between our nursery staff and the children in their care. Babies are encouraged to communicate, and their attempts at conversation are valued to ensure they receive an affirming experience, encouraging development, confidence and security. All of our nursery team act as role models within the setting, and recognise that children lead by example and are constantly learning through observation. Common courtesy, mutual respect and patience are demonstrated at all times throughout our settings.

Your child is allocated a ‘Key Person’ within their room, who is responsible for your child’s well being, ensuring your child feels individual, secure and cherished while they are away from home. Your child’s Key Person will liaise with you at the end of each day, keeping you informed of your child’s experiences at nursery and ensuring you don’t have to miss out on any aspect of your child’s day.

Our Nursery staff carry out regular observations of every child in our care, ensuring your child’s learning and development incorporates their interests and needs. These observations cover all areas of learning according to the framework, as well as records of special moments, like kindness towards others or eating something for the first time, and spontaneous moments, which captures your child’s response to certain activities or events as they happen. All of your child’s experiences at nursery are recorded in their unique Learning Journal, enabling you to look over your child’s time at James Farm for years to come.