OUTSTANDING HIGH QUALITY SERVICES FOR CHILDREN
We aim to achieve the highest standards possible throughout the setting by:
Maintaining a stable, caring, warm, safe, well-organized, educational and richly stimulating environment.
Operating a high ratio of caring, experienced and qualified staff that understand and respond to each child on an individual level of development and educational needs as we provide a key worker system, which gives continuity of care.
Working with parents / carers to build a close, trusting relationship.
Developing a broad, balanced and relevant early year's curriculum appropriate to all aspects of a child's educational development and catering for individual needs.
Closely monitoring a child's social, physical and intellectual development and offering regular communication and discussion of this with parents / carers.
Offering children a nutritiously balanced breakfast, and 2-course freshly prepared dinner and tea, with morning and afternoon snacks. A variety of drinks are available with snack and meal times, and children have access to drinking water at all times throughout the day. Special dietary needs are catered for.
JITTERBUGS CHILDCARE first opened in May 1999. The setting is located in 2
large Victorian houses, which are adjoined and have been completely
refurbished and equipped to provide spacious, outstanding top quality
childcare accommodation, complying strictly with the national standards and
OFSTED regulations. (OFSTED number 400096) Our last OFSTED inspection was
in September 2013 in which the outcome was outstanding quality childcare and
education combined for the third time in a row. A copy is available upon
request or can be accessed by visiting the website: www.ofsted.co.uk.
Jitterbugs childcare is owned and managed by Linda Wood with over 20
years experience in childcare and education. Linda is a fully qualified NNEB
practitioner as well as having level 4 Foundation Degree. She is the Lead
practitioner in safe guarding children.
Maria Pitts our Deputy Manager has been with Jitterbugs since April 2000.
Maria holds a Diploma in Pre-School practice with NVQ level 4 childcare, as
well as advanced baby practitioner award.
Our staff are fully qualified and are ranged from level 2 to teacher status
including Advanced Babies Practitioners, Safe-guarding Children
co-ordinators, Paediatric first Aid, Food Hygiene including nutrition and
health and hygiene practitioners. We have a SENCO (special educational
needs co-ordinator) who will work along side a child who may have additional
needs within a certain area of development. We are committed to
professional development and Staff are continuously updating and extending
their knowledge and education within childcare.
Our on site Cook, Emma Lambert prepares and cooks all food consumed at
Jitterbugs which is nutritionally balanced and we cater for all individual
dietary needs. All produce is freshly delivered from local surrounding
businesses. Baby food is made on site again all from fresh produce and is
purred according to individual need. Emma also has level 2 food hygiene.