Our staff team

Whilst the environment, furniture and resources are important, we believe the most important resource of all is the staff. We employ a team of well qualified, experienced and skilled staff who are committed to providing a high level of care and education for your child.

To provide the best possible care, our staff ratios are high:

2-3 years 1 staff per 4 children
3-5 years 1 staff per 8 children

Along with our small group sizes, this helps us to give generous time and attention to each child; talk with the children about their interests and activities; help children to experience and benefit from the activities we provide and allow the children to explore and be adventurous in safety.

We encourage staff to continue their professional development by gaining relevant qualifications and by taking part in further training to help them to keep up-to-date with thinking about early years care and education.

Your child's key person

We operate a 'key person' system. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom they are particularly responsible. Your child’s key person will be the member of staff 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 Diggle Dandelions they will help your child to settle and throughout your child’s time with us will help your child to benefit from the pre-school’s activities.