We are proud that our Practitioners are all Paediatric First Aid trained and all hold at least Safeguarding Level 1 and Food Hygiene Level 1 qualifications. There is a deep commitment within the team to ongoing professional learning and development. We have a low turnover of staff and many of the staff's own children attended Apsley Lock Pre-School themselves in previous years. We also work with local colleges to offer Level 1 & 2 placements to students.
As well as gaining qualifications in Early Years care and education, the setting staff take part in regular further training to help them keep up-to-date with current practices. We are members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance and regularly access training through the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning. We also work with Early Years Advisors from Hertfordshire County Council and we have very close links with local primary schools and children's centres.
Thu Dec 20, 2018
(11am) and last day for the children
Fri Dec 21, 2018
Mon Dec 24, 2018 - Fri Feb 8, 2019
Every donation we receive goes towards buying resources for the children - if you can spare a few pounds, it will make ALL the difference!
Lucy is a Qualified Teacher and prior to joining Apsley Lock Pre-School, worked in primary schools for 10 years. She spent a number of years in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Lucy has also spent time living abroad and teaching in France, Germany and Belgium. Both of her children have attended the Pre-School.
Jacquie is a qualified nursery nurse with over 20 years of experience working in childcare as a nanny, in nurseries, as a manager of a day nursery, an NVQ assessor, at a children's centre and for the famous Norland Nannies. She spent a few years working as a childminder before joining Apsley Lock Pre-School.
Narda works closely with our Pupil Premium children and families to ensure that they have access to appropriate resources.
Narda recently completed a course in ELklan Speech and Language to develop the communication skills of all our children but especially those with speech, language and communication needs.
Prior to joining Apsley Lock Pre-School, Karen worked as a teaching assistant both in a junior school and a special needs school. She has also worked for the local children's centres and as a creche assistant. Karen works Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
She has a certificate in Education in her native Poland and experience volunteering in Nursery and Reception at local Primary Schools. Ines also spent time as the Chairperson of a local playgroup. Ines holds Qualified Teacher Status and works on Mondays.
She has recently joined our team after taking a break to have her 3 children and also runs the children's work at a local Church. Mel works on Wednesdays.
She holds an NVQ Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Supporting, Teaching and Learning and has previously worked in a local special school. Nicola works Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
She has a number of years of experience working in primary schools and pre-schools in Hemel Hempstead and holds an NVQ Level 3 Childcare qualification.
Tanya has spent several years working in primary schools and nurseries in Hemel Hempstead. She has also spent a lot of time working with children with special educational needs giving 1:1 support. Tanya holds NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Childcare.