Staffing

At Little Fishes Soft-PlaySkool, your team of dedicated and qualified staff have been hand-picked to ensure that not only do they hold the right skills and experience to support your child but also that they are loving and genuinely passionate about children and the ‘importance of play’ ethos that we have at the nurseries. Each child is designated a Key Worker who oversees their development and keeps you fully informed about their well-being and progress at our nursery. Within the nurseries we have high staff:child ratios, which exceed government regulations, to enable one-to-one care as well as group play throughout the working day. On walks or trips, out and about we maintain a 1:2 ratio with younger children one child for each hand!! It is particularly important that staff relationships are fostered effectively to ensure a happy and relaxed atmosphere within which the children have fantastic role-models to support your parenting. A happy staff base makes for a happy and settled environment for your child and we are thrilled to have been awarded the Investor in People Award.

HI!

Elizabeth Trantham

Owner / Manager

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Main Qualifications and Training

  • Early Years Professional Status (EYPS)
  • BA(Open) – Childcare, Management, Social and Classical Studies
  • Professional Certificate in Management
  • NVQ4 in Children’s Care Learning and Development
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Basic Food Hygeine
  • Level 3 Safeguarding Awareness Training
  • Inclusion: SEN & the Disability Act
  • Inclusion: Children at Early Years Action
  • Conflict Management Safer Recruitment
  • Against Domestic Violence and Abuse (ADVA)
  • Communication : In Print
  • Keeping Babies Safe : Preventing SIDS training (Autumn)
  • Managing EY Setting Improvement (Autumn)

CIAO!

Yasmine Mitchell

Manager, Designated Safeguarding Office

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Main Qualifications and Training

  • BTEC Childcare Learning and Development
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Basic Food Hygeine
  • Level 3 Safeguarding Awareness Training
  • Supporting the Early Home Learning Environment
  • Safer Sleeping
  • Managing EY Setting Improvement
  • Professional Confidence and Child Protection meetings.

SALUT!

Leona McNeil

Deputy Manager, Pre-School SENCo

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Main Qualifications and Training

  • NVQ3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Basic Food Hygeine
  • Safeguarding Awareness
  • Inclusion: Disability Awareness
  • Managing Behaviour Positively
  • SENCo – Ongoing SENCo network forums, DAF
  • Supporting Children with Additional Needs in Early Years

BUENAS DIAS!

Helen Foster

Under 3s Supervisor

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Main Qualifications and Training

  • NNEB & NVQ 4- Children’s Care Learning and Development
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Behaviour Management
  • Senco
  • Health and Safety
  • Safeguarding

BONJOUR!

Ellie Devlin

Preschool Assistant

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Main Qualifications and Training

  • NVQ3 in Children’s Care Learning and Development
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Food Safety
  • Safeguarding Awareness
  • Supporting the Early Home Learning Environment

HOLA!

Cally Charles

Banked Staff

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Main Qualifications and Training

(Currently studying towards Foundation Degree in Early Years)

  • NVQ3 in Children’s Care, Learning & Development
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Food Safety
  • Safeguarding Awareness
  • Early Movement – LEAP
  • Early Years – Supporting 2yr olds

OLA!

Lucy Earls

General Assistant

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Main Qualifications and Training

  • Level 3 in Children’s Care and Development
  • Paediatric First Aid

GUTEN TAG!

Tracy Hoddy

Under 3’s Assistant

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Main Qualifications and Training

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young  People’s workforce
  • NVQ 2 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
  • Level 3 BTEC Certificate for Teaching Assistants
  • Food Safety
  • Safeguarding Awareness

HAI!

Iwona Gradalska

Babies

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Main Qualifications and Training

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and Safety

ALOHA!

Kirsten Passingham

Under 3s Supervisor (MATERNITY LEAVE)

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Main Qualifications and Training

  • NVQ3 in Children’s Care and Development
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Basic Food Hygeine
  • Safeguarding Awareness
  • Behaviour Management Training
  • Equality and Diversity Training