graduate led setting managed by Vicki Blundell who has been at the setting since 2008. Vicki holds a BA Honors Degree in Early Years Education. Vicki is supported by her Deputy Manager Natalie who has been at the setting since 2010. Natalie has a BA Honors Degree in Early Years Education and has Early Years Teacher Status.
Our academia is cascaded through the team ensuring that we are constantly raising the standards of care and education in our provision.
We have 5 rooms catering for children age 3 months to 5 years:
Our baby room holds 10 babies aged from 3 months to approximately 12-15 months. Nicky who runs the room is a mum of two and has over 14 years experience and has been at Early Days for 10 years. Our primary key people that are based in our baby room are all mummy’s themselves with lots of experience in caring for and supporting young children.
Our tiddler room is designed for children aged approximately 12 months to approximately 18-22 months. This room has capacity for 12 children. This room is perfect for children just finding their feet, to big to be with babies but too tiny to be a toddler. This room is run by Fiona a mum of 1 with over 5 years experience.
Our toddler room is situated upstairs and caters for children 18 months to 2.5 years. This room holds 20 children. This room is run by Andrea who has over 15 years experience of working with children, Andrea has a degree in Early Years and is our Language Champion (supporting children early language and communication skills)
At Early Days we have two preschool classrooms, Play School and Preschool. These two classrooms are a new concept at our setting, the idea behind these rooms is to cater for the children going to school in what would be their academic class. The children are grouped dependent on their age with the academic year:
Playschool – children turning 3 from 1st September until 31st August
Preschool – children turning 4 from 1st September until 31st August
Our Preschool Centre is graduate led with a combination of qualified teachers and early years teachers practicing in each room
Our Staff Team
At Early Days we are very fortunate to have experienced and dedicated staff members who all have a passion for working in the early year’s sector. Our team is carefully chosen for their ability to provide the optimum care and dedication to all the children within our care. All staff are DBS checked before joining the setting. (DBS – Disclosure and Barring Service).