Improving Professional Development

The team at Kiddies have been working hard on updating and looking after the nursery…

WP_20160824_13_48_25_Pro (1)Congratulations to Emily who is our ‘Employee of the Month’ for July.

A parent nominated Emily and said;

“”she is always very accommodating of my son and when I collect him she is always very descriptive of what he has been like throughout the day. She has been excellent since returning from maternity leave.”

Well done Emily x

Racheal Singer, employee of the monthCIMG5432[19275] for May, nominated by a parent who said;

“she went over and above when it came to my son’s potty training.  She really helped him settle back into nursery life after his injury.”

Denise – certificate

CIMG0761 (1)Congratulations to Laura who is our Employee of the Month for March.  She was nominated by a parent who said;

 “my son left his Batman at nursery on a Friday.  I hadn’t realised and thought it was still in his bag.  Laura turned up at our house on Friday evening as she knew he would be upset at leaving him behind.  She went out of her way to do this for my son and it was very much appreciated.”

Congratulations to Natalie and Laura who have recently completed their Team Leader qualification

2015 Training Updates

Both Laura and Stacey are now trained in testing a blood glucose and competent to test blood glucose monitor.


Congratulations to the following staff who have recently received certificates for…
Claire Le Riche – 9 years employment – 6th March
Kirsty Swabey – 1 year employment – 7th April
Maria Neale – 1 year employment – 14th April


2014 Training Updates

Congratulations to all our staff who have gained their

1 Paediatric First Aid certificates

2 Food Hygiene Awareness certificates

3 Code of Practice Briefing certificates

foodcertWCIMG3464ell done to Colin Southall who has recently renewed his Level 2 in Food Hygiene

Well done to Elizabeth Jones….Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate

We recently held in house training courses for both 1st Aid and Food Hygiene.

The Kiddies Day Nursery continues to maintain their training levels of 100% of staff receiving training in both of these areas.



 1st Aid update training for all staff – June 2014

2013 Updates

Claire“Check out Claire’s new fashion….a newspaper dress made by Denise when they attended the Playwork Conference!”

Updating 1st Aid – March 2013

Lisa Hurdman and Kirstie Owen

2013 March - 1st Aid, LP n EW

Updating 1st Aid – May 2013

Laura Parker and Emily Webb

2013 June - Staff photo - Tracking Childrens Progress

Tracking Children’s Progress – June 2013

Natalie S, Lisa H, Claire LeR, Kelly G, Laura P and Kirstie O

2013 October - All staff - Safeguarding Group 2

Safeguarding Level 2 training – October 2013

attended by all staff including – Sofia M, Gary S, Colin S, Stacey G, and Elizabeth J

Characteristics of Effective Learning

ICT in the Early Years

Infection Control in Childcare Settings

January, February, March 2013 updated training

Kirstie Owen – January/February/March 2013

ECERS – January 2013

ECERS workshop 21 January 2013

 Claire LeRiche

OUT OF SCHOOL FORUM – February 2013

Playwork Forum February 2013

Charlotte Finlay and Kelly Gregg

ECAT – Updating March 2013

ECAT February 2013

Natalie Smith and Denise Hodgetts

1st Aid – February 2013

Lisa n Kirstie 1st Aid

Lisa Hurdman and Kirstie Owen

Child Protection/Safeguarding Certificate – February 2013

Group Safeguarding

Yola Mullard, Kirstie Owen, Lisa Hurdman and Charlotte Finlay

Team Leader Qualifiers – 2012

Lisa Hurdman, Claire LeRiche, Kelly Gregg

Staff from both the Kidderminster nursery and the Stourport Nursery

Updating – Food Hygiene Awareness

March 2011


Updating – Paediatric 1st Aid

 February 2011

Staff at our recent update course on Paediatric 1st Aid

These 3 qualifications are renewed every 3 years

 Updating – Safeguarding/Child Protection Certificate

 February 2011


10 staff from our 20 staff workforce took part in an In-house training workshop

refreshing their knowledge on the current Child Protection/Safeguarding procedures.

50% staff further qualified in Playwork

Our Kids Klub – open every day for after school care and for all school holidays –

has the benefit of not only 100% qualified nursery nurses caring for the younger ones in the Klub,

but also half the workforce have chosen to now be qualified in Playwork,

which has given them insight into the needs and benefits of the older members of the Klub.

50% staff further qualified in 2009 EYFS Certificate

Since legislation 2009 introduced the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) into early years,

50% of our staff working throughout the age groups chose to study for the CACHE Level 3 Certificate in EYFS;

to further prepare themselves for the needs of all the age groups and

to give them the training necessary to develop long term planning sheets and daily lesson plans

to stimulate and encourage the children to explore and investigate the world around them.