Honeybear’s childcare staff members are chosen not only for their qualifications but also for their experience in, and approach to, childcare. Each nursery is managed by a highly qualified manager and supported by an experienced deputy. Each member of staff is chosen for their empathy and ability to treat each child as an individual. We are dedicated to the well-being and safety of each child and are aware of their developmental needs and personal routine as well as their likes and dislikes.
Each room is run by qualified nursery nurses who with the support of their assistants are responsible for their own family groups.
We are committed to furthering our staff development with a variety of childcare qualifications that are nationally recognised; ongoing training is available through a wide range of courses available to us through the Borough’s children services and/or through the childcare industry. We also have in-house training where all our 3 nurseries’ members of staff get together to share personal knowledge and experiences and discuss any training they have been on themselves.
Each member of staff is subjected to enhanced checks by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) before joining our team and once appointed undergoes a thorough induction period and training. This covers our extensive policies, procedures and practices to ensure they familiarise with our own high standards. All members of staff also receive first aid, child protection and basic food hygiene training.
Our staff ratios are a minimum of:
- 0-2 years = 1:3*
- 2-3 years = 1:4*
- 3-5 years = 1:8*
*as required by OFSTED