Sandra is in Squirrel group. She's the boss but she's not bossy. Her favourite colour is blue. Playgroup Supervisor, Child Protection Officer and SENCO: - Level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice - Early Years Level 2 - Safeguarding Level 4 - Paediatric First-Aid - Food Safety in Education
Sarah is in Owl group. She's very wise and knows lots about everything. Her favourite colour is orange. Deputy Supervisor and Data Protection Officer: - Level 6 B.Ed (Hons) - Early Years Level 2 - Safeguarding Level 3 - Paediatric First Aid - Food Safety in Education
Kate is in Hedgehog group. She is very creative and kind and not a bit prickly. Her favourite colour is blue. Playgroup Practitioner and Book Keeper: - Level 3 early years practitioner
Hayley is in Mouse group. She's very quick and loves to run around. Her favourite colour is pink. Playgroup Practitioner: - CACHE Level 3 - Paediatric First Aid - Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Kerry is in rabbit group. She is sprightly and very fast! Her favourite colour is red. Playgroup Practitioner: - CACHE level 3
Liz is the 'lady in the cupboard', who does all our administration :-). Liz used to be the Deputy Supervisor (before she hid in the cupboard!).
It is hard to imagine a pre-school with as many collective years of child-care, teaching and early-years education experience, but that is just one of the many outstanding features you'll find at Parkview.
Over the years, Parkview has attracted many excellent carers and educators into their sought after Practitioner (or Key Person) roles. Often it is parents themselves, so inspired by the quality of care given to their own children at Parkview, who can't resist returning to Parkview as one of the team. We like to think that it is this loyalty and continuity that is at the heart of what makes Parkview feel like a home from home for many children.
All of our staff have undergone
DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks
'Extremely strong leadership and a high level of commitment by the dedicated and well-qualified staff team brings forth first-class results'.
'Staff use highly focused observations to plan specific and imaginative child-initiated and adult-led activities, which consistently incorporate children's next learning steps'.
Our Key People
Each of Parkview's Key People is responsible for the wellbeing, progress and development of a small group of children. We are frequently complimented on our ability to comfort and console children who are settling in, and to reassure anxious parents, perhaps leaving their child for the first time. Parkview welcomes parents wishing to stay and help settle their child for as long as they would like, and gently offers guidance and support as and when parents feel it's the right time to leave their child in Parkview's safe hands.
When you see the attachments that the children make with their Key Person, and sense for yourself the warm, calm and nurturing environment, you'll see why some parents have suggested that Parkview's trusted team might better be described as a talented team of 'Child Whisperers'!