Within our setting we follow the ratio guidelines set out by OFSTED, these ratios are 1 adult per 8 children aged 3+, 1 adult per 4 children aged 2, and 1 adult per 3 children 0-24 months. The manager does not count in these ratios, this means that we have an onsite manager available to cover, observe and support.
Qualifications from level 3 in childcare to level 5. Our room leader in the Pre-school room and deputy manager holds a level 5 in childcare and is in the last year of completing a degree in early years services. All of the practitioners at Tiny Toes continue their professional development by attending courses to help stay up to date and taking on roles within the setting to feed back to other professionals and parents. All our staff either hold a relevant qualification or are working towards one.
To enable us to keep children safe all qualified staff are required to participate a paediatric first aid course within 3 months of employment to be counted in ratio. This enables all staff working within our setting to have the knowledge and ability to handle first aid situations appropriately.
The Annexe Freemasons Hall, Knole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 4DH