© 2010-2016                                Apples and Pears Private Day Nursery   Pear Tree Farm, Back Lane, Smallwood, Cheshire                                      Tel 01477 500 253
Staff
Children are supervised at the correct adult-to-child ratios at all times. All staff are checked and cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau before being appointed. Only fully qualified experienced permanent staff are allowed to run each room. Photographs of all staff are clearly displayed.

Staff development
We strongly encourage Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as this benefits everyone.

We currently have:

4 Staff qualified as Early Years Professionals (The highest level)
3 Staff with Qualifiied Teacher Status
All staff have a minimum of NVQ level 2
We have two modern apprentices in training.

In addition we provide local training for all staff on areas that affect our work

Safeguarding of children
Paediatric First Aid
Food Hygiene
Manual Handling
Fire Equipment Training

These are all carried out to recognised standards by appropriate providers.

No unauthorised visitors are allowed on the premises.
Staff and security

All staff are required to undergo an enhanced CRB check before employment.

Correct adult to child ratios

Only known persons can collect children and must be over 18.

No unauthorised visitors allowed.

No smoking anywhere.

All toys are regularly cleaned and checked.

Regular fire drills take place.
Staff and Security
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A fun, loving, challenging and safe environment for your little people

Security
Security starts at the front door. Our biometric door entry system (pic right) will only open for those who are known to us. We don't totally rely on this however, there is always a member of staff on hand.

Children are not allowed to leave the nursery with anyone unknown to nursery staff unless previously arranged and documented by the parent and guardian. We would also require you to introduce them to us or supply a photograph at the very least. This authorised person must be over 18 years of age.
 
Children will not be released to anyone who is in our opinion in an unfit state and who appears to be incapable of looking after the child. For example intoxicated in any way. In this instance one of the alternative contacts on the initial registration form will be contacted. Should these be unavailable or incapable, then it may be necessary to contact the police.
 
Health and safety
No smoking is allowed in the premises or grounds.
All toys and equipment for the Nursery have been selected in compliance with British Standards and are regularly cleaned and checked by the staff.
High standards of hygiene are found all around the nursery, with particular attention to the kitchen, toilets and baby changing area's.