About us and Our Staff

We are dedicated to creating a safe and stimulating environment for all children from birth through to school age. We both nurture and educate the children to help them grow and develop, inspiring them along the way.

The management team

Jenny Rivers
Arthur Coote
Gina Owers

Jenny trained as a primary school teacher at the Saffron Walden Teacher training College on the same site that the Nursery now occupies. Having qualified she taught in two different schools, before continuing her training to cover Nursery Education. Jenny came back to her roots when joining the Nursery staff in 1993.

Jenny works from Tuesday-Friday.

Arthur has been our advisor for some years but has now taken up his part-time post working Monday, Tuesday and  Wednesday each week.  He has many years of experience in the Early Years and enjoys training others in Childcare.

Gina has been with us since 2010. Gina has a BA Degree in Early Childhood Studies,   Early Years Teacher status and is a qualified trainer.

Gina works full time at the Nursery spending time both in the office and in the rooms when needed. 

Kirsty is our General Manager. Kirsty has been with us as a practitioner over the last 22 years.  Kirsty supports Gina within her role of running the nursery on a day to day basis taking on the food side of things, heath and safety and staff issues.

Helen is our Deputy Manager. Helen has been with us for many years working in many different roles. Two of Helen's passions are music and children's development.  Helen enjoys training all our staff members as well as supporting staff members with children's tracking and development.  

Our Staff
A trained and experienced team of varying ages cares for and educates the children giving a rich balance of energy, ideas and enthusiasm.

Happily our staff retention is good, which offers continuity of care to families with several children.

We have a rigorous DBS checking system in place. With a view to Continuous Professional Development our staff regularly attend courses and takes part in on line courses. All staff hold the full 12 hour First Aid,Safeguarding Certificates and Food Hygiene, which are updated every 3 years.

We have staff who attend Health and safety training and other specialist areas as required by Ofsted.

Nursery Policies
We have all policies as laid down in legislation by Ofsted, which cover all aspects of Nursery life.

The up to date legislation on Safeguarding Children means that if we ever suspect that a child's physical or emotional safety is in question we are duty bound by law to report the facts to Social Services.

Ofsted 
You can read our Ofsted report direct on their website: www.ofsted.gov.uk 

Ofsted telephone number: 0300 123 1231 
Our main nursery Ofsted Registration Number: EY430811

Our Pre-school Ofsted Registration Number:EY2524094