Our staff are selected not only for their qualifications and experience but also for their personality and attributes. We like to offer our children a stimulating yet calm environment; being cared for by special individuals who totally support our ethos.

Safeguarding your child and its welfare is of major importance to us at The Vineyard.  We therefore assure you of the following:

• All our staff have been cleared by the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).  We also thoroughly check their personal and employment references.

• Most of are Staff are qualified in Early Year Childcare & Education (NVQ Level 2 or Level 3).  Our Level 2 staff are also currently training towards Level 3.

• We have a Head of Unit for each age group.  Two staff members are present with each group at all times.

In addition to people’s qualifications and experience, we only select staff with the right personality and attributes for working at The Vineyard Organic Day Nursery – people who support our organic life principles, our learning policies, and who can maintain a stimulating and yet calm learning environment for the children.

In order to maintain a high level of quality and childcare standards,  performance is continually monitored and all staff have the opportunity to participate in continual professional development and training throughout the year. Regular team meetings,  in-house & online training further promote a feeling of team spirit and encourage staff to feel proud of the important role they play in your child’s development.