There are 9 staff/key persons working at Skamps Pre-school Day Nursery Bedworth, of which staff hold level 3 or above qualifications and are DBS checked, some hold a First Aid qualification, food hygiene certificates and all have safeguarding training.
Training needs are met through various training providers and in house, and attend various meetings to network with other managers and keep up to date with current thinking and legislation.
Staff are Key persons
Skamps Pre-school Day Nursery Bedworth operates a key person system. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he is particularly responsible. Your child's key person will be the person who works with you to make sure that what we provide is right for your child's particular needs and interests. When your child first starts at nursery she/he will help your child to settle and throughout your child's time at nursery she/he will help your child to benefit from nursery activities.
Below are photos of our staff which have a little bit about them, written by them so you can get to know us.
Early Years Professional, Senior Practitioner and Owner, Speech and Language Champion, Designated Safeguarding Lead and First Aider
I started off working in Skamps as a ‘helping mum’ in 1994 when my 2 children attended some 20 odd years ago and am now a very proud Nanny to my daughter’s two son's and daughter. My son has ADHD and Aspergers Syndrome so I know how challenging it is to have a child with Special Needs. I took the running of Skamps over in September 1995 when it was at the Methodist Church on Wheelwright Lane and moved the Nursery to Wheelwright Lane School in September 1996. Now moved again July 2014 to where we are now and re-opened in September 2014. Each move involved setting up and making the environment fun, stimulating and safe.
Since taking over I have achieved a Foundation Degree and BA(Hons) in Early Education Studies and hold an Early Years Professional Status, I am Designated Safeguarding Lead and Speech and Language Champion for the setting. My role is to ensure the nursery is run to provide the children with the best possible start to their education which is a fun filled and exciting experience and to ensure the nursery meets the requirements set by OFSTED, Warwickshire County Council and Early Education Funding requirements. I am also a key person and thoroughly enjoy working every day with the children, getting to know them and their individual characters - life is never boring!
Deputy Practioner and Designated Safeguarding Lead and First Aider
I started working at Skamps in November 2015, and have acheived deputy status already. I have a level 3 cache Diploma in Childcare and paediatric first aid. Previously I have worked in the French Alps for 2 years and at a previous nursery for 8 years. I have 2 boys and enjoy doing a lot of fun things as a family.
Working with children is very fun and rewarding, I enjoy helping them learn new things and encouraging their development
I have had the pleasure of working at Skamps for many many years. I am married with 2 daughters who are grown up now. I am also a nanny to my eldest daughters’ child. I have an NVQ level 3 qualification and take great enjoyment in helping the children at Skamps achieve their full potential before they start reception in school, working along with the other fantastic staff and management at Skamps. I hope your children enjoy their time with us at Skamps.
Hi I'm Kim, married with two beautiful girls who both attended Skamps and are now 16 and 21. I've been a member of the Skamps team since 2007. I love my job, watching the children grow and flourish. We are a close knit family who work well together coming up with ideas to fill the children's learning needs whilst still making it fun and preparing them for school. Look forward to meeting you
I am married with 2 children – one of each and have worked in Skamps for many years. I have my NVQ level 3 qualification, safeguarding qualification and I love working at Skamps. I enjoy working with the children and seeing them progress onto school. I have two dogs and enjoy walking them daily. My daughter has problems with allergies and is at secondary school with my son. Both my children went to Skamps.
I have 3 children currently 3, 4, and 6 years of age. I have just qualified as a level 3 practitioner and have been working at Skamps for just over 12 months. All my children attended Skamps which motivated me to completing my level three qualification as the support and learning they achieved whilst in their care gave me the confidence to go into childcare which also helps me to support my children in school and nursery. I really enjoy the messy activities and its very rewarding to see the children grow to reach their full potential.
Hi I'm Christina, I am level 3 qualified and have been working at Skamps for just over a year. I have a 5 year old daughter who is enjoying school (and the occasional visit to Skamps!) I enjoy working with children and watching them grow and learn new things. I love setting up messy and creative activities for the children to explore
I started working at Skamps in October 2016. I have a level 3 in Childcare and have been in childcare for 8 years. I enjoy working with children and watching them grow and develop. I have just returned from Maternity leave having had a our first daughter in Sept 2018. She goes to Skamps now too
Hi I'm Erica, the youngest of the team. I have recently qualified as a level three practitioner and really enjoy working at Skamps. The team have really welcomed me into their family and helped me to plan for the childrens activities - messy play is the best.