”My name is Louise, I am the Deputy Manager at Elephant and Castle day nursery. I started at the nursery in 2004 as a student working as Nursery Assistant; the nursery helped me with doing different courses to develop my skills within the nursery. The nursery sent me on different training courses such as First aid, Food Safety, also I did my NVQ levels 2 and 3 in that time. I worked my way up as a Nursery Nurse then I was given the opportunity to be Team Leader for the 2 -3 year olds. I stayed with the nursery for 10 years, I left the nursery back in 2013 as I wanted to try different skills and the nursery was supportive of this. Last year I came back to Elephant and Castle day nursery, so far the nursery has given me the opportunity to become a Special educational Needs Coordinator (S.E.N.C.O) to help children with special needs and disabilities,or those who have English as a second language, so I am currently working towards completing the SEN Level 3 course” 26.04.2016.
”My name is Leela. I have been employed at Elephant and Castle Day Nursery since October 2008.I started out as a Nursery Assistant and worked my way up as the Team Leader (Pre-School).I hold a L3 in Childcare and believe that this, teamed with years of experience as well as becoming a mummy myself has helped me to gain experience and understanding from all areas of the profession. I have a rewarding job which I love and I am able to plan for future projects and have a major influence on how they are implemented at the nursery as well as ensure that the children are safe, stimulated and challenged ”26.04.2016.
”I joined the Elephant and Castle nursery in 2011, as a practitioner. Since I joined I have been doing internal and external training. I received internal training on Food Hygiene. Externally I did First Aid, Safeguarding and Child Protection L1, recently I did training on Assessment and Planning for practitioners which has given me the knowledge of how to support each child’s learning and development, I am more confident now to work with children and their families. I am always informed of any changes in the EYFS by management so I am up to date; they update me on any new changes that occur in the setting. It is a pleasure for me to work at the Elephant and Castle Day Nursery”26.04.2016.