Staff Roles

The Manager

Staff Roles

She has the overall oversight of all staff and all children as well as all matters of education and care.

Safeguarding Designated Officer Has specific responsibility for issues relating to Safeguarding Children and is a level 3 or above qualified personnel. She collaborates with the Manager to achieve the result. All other staffs have received training on how to safeguard children. (See separate safeguarding policy)
Room Leaders The room leaders, are in charge of making sure each child’s routines and requirements are met each day, and that information has been received from and fed back to parents daily. They are also responsible for making sure the planning has been followed and adjusted as necessary to make sure each child in their room is achieving to their full potential.
SENCO and Behaviour Management This is the Manager’s role. She is the first port of call for staff and parents if a concern about a child’s development or behaviour arises. She would then, alongside the child’s key worker and the appropriate Room Leader, collect evidence of the child’s development and behaviour traits and decide – along with the parents – the best course of action to follow. (Please see separate Special Educational Needs and Behaviour Management policies)
First Aid and Fire Marshalling

At least two members of staff are assigned to this role. They are responsible for reporting any issues to the Manager, who will liaise with the fire officers to have the equipment checked regularly.

They are also responsible for making sure the nursery is holding fire drills regularly and recording them. The Manager is responsible for checking that all staff keep up to date with First Aid Training and that there is always a qualified first aid trained staff on site.

Key People

All Staff who have qualified or studying towards a childcare qualification at Level 3, are allocated, key children. They are not the only member of staff who works with these children. However, they are the person who inputs into activity planning for them, files their work, keeps their records up to date and is responsible for their overall development.

In the absence of a room leader and the Manager, any other level 3 Staff is qualified to take charge and act in this role. Part-time staff are called upon to cover absence when regular staff is ill or attending courses, and we have bank staff who are known to us and have been recruited and CRB checked.