Ascott-Under-Wychwood Pre-school has experienced, caring and enthusiastic members of staff who are suitably trained with childcare qualifications or are working towards them. Staff have professional development aims and training is a vital part of the pre-school. All staff hold an up-to-date first-aid qualification, enhanced CRB checks, and have Safeguarding Children training.
Pauline Plant Tel: 07968 006451
Primary Teaching Diploma, SENCO Officer, Safeguarding Children, Food Hygiene, First Aid Trained.
Sharon Light: Tel: 07799 458124
Preschool Deputy Supervisor
NVQ Level 3, Health & Safety Officer, Safeguarding Children, First Aid Trained, Food Hygiene
Forest School Leader
NNEB, Forest School Leader Award, Safeguarding Children, First Aid Trained, Early Years Foundation Degree, Food Hygiene
NVQ Level 3, Equality and Diversity Officer, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding Children, First Aid Trained
NVQ Level 3, Safeguarding Children, First Aid Trained, Food Hygiene
NVQ Level 3, Forest School Leader Award, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding Children, First Aid Trained
NVQ Level 3, Forest School Leader Award, Safeguarding Children, First Aid Trained, Food Hygiene
Our pre-school uses a key person approach. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she or 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 the pre-school, she will help your child to settle. Throughout your child’s time at the pre-school, she will help your child to benefit from the pre-school’s activities.
We also have a buddy system. Each staff member is paired up with another member of staff or ‘buddy’ who acts as the secondary key person when the other is away. This means that each child has their main key person and a link with another member of staff. Each member of staff is the main key person for four to six children. To make certain that the buddy gets to know their children very well, there are organised activities with the two groups. The paired staff (key person and buddy) work together. The mats at snack time are also colour-coded. This shows the children how they can always sit with their key person or with their buddy group.
Working together for your children
Our adult-to-child ratio is usually higher than set through the Welfare Requirements. We also have volunteer parent-helpers each session which enables staff to:
- give time and attention to each child
- talk with the children about their interests and activities
- find and help talents to flower
- help children to experience and benefit from all the activities we provide
- allow the children to explore and be adventurous in safety