Nursery team

All our staff hold at least a level 3 Child Care qualification and each one brings their own individual interests and talents to the team. This means every day holds different and exciting activities for the children.

About the Playbox team

We invest highly in our team development. We want our staff to be the very best practitioners who can fully support your child's learning and development during their time at Playbox.

Specialist training such as Health & Wellbeing, Muddy Puddle and Forest School activities means that your child will benefit from rich indoor and outdoor experiences.

Each child is assigned a key person, a member of staff who will help them settle into nursery, and then follow their progression through the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. They will identify “Next Steps” for your child to work towards and they will share this information with you through our secure online learning journal, Tapestry. The journal is updated weekly and includes observations, assessments and photographs of your child - you can access this and add to it at any time.

Staff ratios

Each nursery room has its own qualified room leader, and the number of staff in the room is determined by the children’s ages. The staff ratios are as follows :

  • 0-2yrs - 1 staff: 3 children
  • 2-3yrs - 1 staff: 4 children
  • 3-5yrs - 1 staff: 8 children

All Playbox staff are qualified in Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene.