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 family centres.
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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. All three 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.